Moderator: Troy Franklin
Troy has more than 30 years of experience in senior executive positions in international franchising and business development. His experience spans across more than 70 countries and multiple regions including extensive experience in the Asia Pacific Region and across the Indian Sub-Continent, Europe, the Middle East, and parts of Africa.
Speaker: Hesham Mourad
A specialized consultant in franchising and a world franchise associates associate for GCC & MENA market since 2017. Hesham brings along with him two decades of experience in management, business development and marketing.
Hesham’s franchising experiences includes launching and operating the only Real Madrid official store in the Middle East, Max Burger from Sweden and Lapels Dry Cleaning from the United Sated. Currently, Hesham offers his experience in franchising brokerage & development to local brands and companies and conducts periodic training with focus on franchising.
Speaker: David Singleton
Strategic Advisor & Partner
David advises companies on their global growth strategy after working around the world with respected brands including Hard Rock Cafe, Armani Caffe, Caffè Nero, Magnolia Bakery, Bloomingdales, Mercedes Benz (Russia), Anheuser-Busch InBev. His practice from Dubai includes advisory roles across wide ranging sectors from foodtech to private equity investment and wider consumer and F&B brands.