New expansion for Antal International

Antal International is pleased to announce the opening of 2 new offices in May 2017. One office will be based in London, UK and the second office in Saudi Arabia.

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Jesus San Juan Suarez will be the new Antal Franchise Owner opening the office in London. He is a Spanish national, father of two, who has an MBA in Accounting & Finance from the Maastricht School of Management. He also has a Bachelor’s Degree from Hotel Management School Les Roches and a Real Estate Investment Certificate from Cornell University.

Jesus has an International career in the Hospitality industry, working for top international brands as well as independent properties in Europe, the Caribbean, North and South America and East Africa. He has over 15 years of experience as a Hotel General Manager, Corporate Hotel General Manager and Head of Sales and Marketing Departments. As an Entrepreneur, he founded a Consultancy firm specialized in the East African hospitality sector that currently runs projects in Kenya and Ethiopia.

Jesus is fluent in 6 languages, Spanish, English, French, Portuguese, German and Italian and will be a very international addition to our global team!

During his free time, Jesus also enjoys writing, traveling and sailing with friends and family.

Zubair A. Sobani and Amir Khurshid will be the new Franchise Owners opening the office in Saudi Arabia as partners.

As CEO, Entrepreneur and Turnaround expert, Zubair Sobani has a long list of achievements under his belt during his eminent career of 28 years. He has successfully led brands like Toyota and Nissan. He is also experienced in Consulting, Retail and Venture Capital in the Middle East, Canada, USA and Pakistan. Now steering a few of his own business initiatives, Zubair’s advice is highly valued in Business Planning & Transformation, Supply Chain, Product Positioning and Strategy. He has developed these skillsets upon the solid foundations as a professional Chartered Accountant and Cost & Management Accountant.

Amir Khurshid brings to the Antal operation over 23 years of well-rounded experience in the Automotive value-chain, Franchise Development, FMCG, Packaging, Consulting and Academia. He has led strategy implementation for the world’s best-known brands in KSA including Robert Bosch, Mercedes-Benz, Knorr-Bremse, Zexel, Velyen Istobal etc.

Amir’s latest assignment has been as General Manager for Kumho Tires in KSA. He earned his MBA from Warwick Business School, UK as a Britannia Chevening scholar. He also holds a Masters degree in Public Administration.

Our new Owners were welcomed in London early May, participating in the induction training to prepare them for their new and exciting venture, becoming their own boss as well as professional recruiters.

We wish them all the best and we will be there to help and support them each step of the way.

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