As part of Al Farooj expansion, Al Islami Foods, a leading halal food company in the Middle East, has appointed Mr. Yusuf Ramadan as General Manager of Al Farooj Fresh chicken restaurant.
Yusuf Ramadan, an Egyptian, was raised and educated in the UK from the University of Middlesex. Yusuf boasts a 23 years of track record in the restaurant industry, stretching from Pizza Hut UK to 15 years in the Middle-East with the Yum branded restaurants. For the past 10 years Yusuf has held the position of Director of Operations for KFC across the MENAPakT region. Yusuf holds a diploma in Restaurant management from Cornell University, and is a member of the Australian Institute of Management.
Yusuf’s Middle East assignment also included operational role in Saudi Arabia for two years and one year with Tatweer (Dubai Holdings) F&B as the regional Vice-president of Operations. The role focused on introducing fine-dining and Italian casual dining concepts.
With Al Farooj, his primary objective is to develop and expand the brand and its portfolio along with expansion and increasing the operational capabilities. Yusuf’s immediate target is to open 10 more restaurants by the end of 2010, expanding to 30 outlets within the UAE, and brand presence across the GCC and the Levant regions.