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Shadi Dawi has over 23 years of business development, marketing & operations experience in Hospitality, Tourism & F & B retail within GCC, Mena Region & UAE (Mainly Dubai & Abu Dhabi). He also has an MBA in Hotel & Restaurants yet Business from Lebanese American University. To note that Shadi is a regional industry-recognized speaker, Professional Trainer, as well as “Public & Media Figure in UAE & Arab world’’ and an expert in Digital & Artificial intelligence Marketing, with a successful track record of achievements, hence he appeared on most international & local TV channels. Although, Shadi has occupied numerous key & C level positions with regional & world-class organizations in MENA region & UAE and he has managed international events like formula one Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Yas island concerts, Dubai international film festival 2007, Dubai Metro Opening, HH Dubai Crown Prince Faz3 Championships, and many others. At the moment he is the group operations & business development Director for UAE top-ranked conglomerate hospitality & F/B Retail organization. During his exposure in Region & UAE, Shadi has opened more than 12 high-end restaurants, 4 upper-scale catering companies & high-end pastries. Recently in 2018, he also added to his marketing portfolio the Beauty world trendy contest, Fashion & Cosmetics by managing international brands exhibitions & saloon SPA’s PR campaign. He also has done many successful “Grand Openings” & “Events Management” for leading restaurants, hotels perfume & garments shops in Dubai in prime locations like a boulevard, Dubai mall & Sheik Zayed road. Consequently, Shadi received a Certificate of Appreciation from H. H. Sheik Hamdan bin Mohammad Bin Rashed Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai

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F/B Retail

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Shadi Dawi with his 24 years of extensive experience possess the caliber and skills to achieve and turn the business around into profitability. Due to Shadi’s exceptional achievements, Shadi was noticed by International Media & TV channels and he appeared to be present on most of them. Shadi has the capability to visualize as positive thinker. Therefore he has predicted changes in Business models specially after COVID-19 Pandemic & adopted changes quickly into Technology, Training, Learning & digital transformation earlier than others. Shadi is an indisputably an asset to any hospitality or marketing organization.

Ahmed Issa

Complex General Manager at Shangri-La GroupAbu Dhabi - UAE

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