Naveed Dowlatshahi, CEO, Kash Global Group /

A veteran in F&B and hospitality, Naveed Dowlatshahi is the CEO of Kash Global Group – a boutique hospitality, restaurant and retail consultancy. Born and educated in the UK, Dowlatshahi started his career in the automotive industry and later progressed into retail and has been working in the F&B industry for most his 25+ years of work experience. Since moving to Dubai in 2005, Dowlatshahi has either introduced, managed or created over 60 F&B and retail concepts from across the world and worked in senior executive roles for prestigious companies such as Gourmet Gulf Company, Dubai Holding, BinHendi Enterprises, Landmark Group and most recently at Ilyas & Mustafa Galadari Group, City of Arabia. Now his consultancy business provides strategic support at a board level to several investment and holding groups including Lulu Group International where he has assisted them with the development and expansion of three business verticals in the UAE, India and the UK.