The DUBAI WORKS show is where SMASHI interviews the business leaders who make a difference in this great city. From founders to CEO’s, we talk in depth about their industry, their business models and get to know what has made them successful.
The shows host is Richard Fitzgerald, founder of Augustus Media, publishers of Lovin Dubai, Lovin Saudi and SMASHI TV.
EP 85 Michael Ellis, Chief Culinary Officer for Jumeirah Group
This week in Dubai Works, we have the pleasure of being joined by a true gastronomic encyclopedia, Michael Ellis, the Chief Culinary Office at Jumeriah Group. A role he has occupied since 2018 having moved from Michelin Restaurant & Hotel Guides across Europe, Asia and the Americas, and oversees the Jumeriah Groups F&B operations across hotels & resorts for signature fine dining to family and more casual dining experiencesOn the show, we will talk about Foodie Kids, a new initiative by Jumeriah Group, The Role of Chief Culinary Office, and Dubai as a cuisine destination.
EP 84 Joey Ghazal, Founder of The Maine
Joey Ghazal is a Canadian restaurateur and founder of Fighterbrands Holdings Ltd, Pine Tree State Trading Co and The MAINE. He has developed, owned and managed notable restaurant and bar concepts in Beirut and Dubai. Josey has been recognized by Caterer Magazine as "Middle East Restaurateur of the Year", is also a Remy Martin brand ambassador and recently collaborated with Mercedes Benz. Today on the show, we will discuss the Story of The Maine, Hospitality During a Global Pandemic, and What's Next in the world of Cuisine.
EP 83 Sudhir Syal, CEO of BookMyShow Middle East
Sudhir Syal is CEO for the Middle East and Head Of Global Trading, of Book My Show Middle East, a leading online entertainment destination. The company started out as a pure online ticketing platform for movies into an end-to-end management agency of live entertainment events including music concerts, live performances, theatricals, sports and more. Sudhir has had previously lead Book My Show Indonesia as it's CEO and came to this region in 2019.
Today we will discuss:
COVID-19 And The Impact On Live Events
From Tickets To The Entire Show
Future Trends In The Entertainment Industry
EP 82 Sanjay Dabur, Vice-President and Head of Energy Business at Sharaf DG Energy
This week I'm joined by Sanjay Dabur, Vice-President and Head of Energy Business at Sharaf DG Energy, with over 20 years industry experience, he is spearheading Renewable Energy business development with a focus on Solar Energy in the Middle East region for the Sharaf Group. Sharaf DG is well known in the consumer electronics and retail space, but today or focus is on energy, their initiatives for residents, businesses and practices that are In line with the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, today we will talk about The current energy and environment sectorUN’s 2030 sustainable development goalsThe residential solar segment and its benefitsEnergy industry M&A - Sharaf DG Strategy.
EP 81 Omar Jackson, Founder OJ Lifestyle
Omar Jackson’s story is nothing short of inspiring. His passion for entrepreneurship was realised at the early age of 13until now as a partner in a private equity firm. He recently launched his lifestyle brand - OJ Lifestyle - focuses on key elements including Experiences, Fashion and Social Sustainability. The brand includes a membership app, a gym, a fashion line and more. In this episode of Dubai Works, we will talk about his story, the brand, the app and his passions for racing
EP 80 Gaj Ravichandra, Co-Founder of Kompass Consultancy
In this episode of Dubai Works, we interviewed Gaj Ravichandra is an International Career Path Strategist & Executive Coach, Organizational Psychologist, and the Co-founder of Kompass Consultancy. For 20 years, Gaj has worked with leading organizations, individuals, sporting companies and business schools to enhance productivity and accelerate growth. As a Registered psychologist, Gaj leans on his psychology training to deliver the most effective evidence-based solutions to his clients. His company, Kompass Consultancy, specializes in enabling performance excellence – offering Executive Coaching; Mental Toughness Performance Coaching; Career Transition & Coaching; Strategic Career Road-mapping; Mindset Coaching and much more! They are headquartered in Dubai, but also have a presence in the UK, Europe, Middle East and Australasia.