Chief Executive Officer
Andy has 40 years of International restaurant expertise across 30+ countries having held increasingly senior leadership roles in Operations, Marketing, Business Development & Board advisory.
Currently CEO of eathos, a highly specialized restaurant group, incorporating International franchise brands SushiArt, Tortilla & Kababji as well as locally developed brand Joga.
In addition to running traditional Brick & Mortar restaurants, eathos has developed numerous next generation Virtual brands, which it operates through 3rd party & own facility cloud kitchens.
Before returning to Dubai in 2018 to join eathos, Andy oversaw the development of food concepts into new markets, as a part of Minor International, with specific responsibility for establishing ‘Fine Dining’ & ‘Casual Dining’ Thai concepts in the UK & Europe.
This followed seven years as the Managing Director for Thailand & Vice President of International Franchising for The Pizza Company, Thailand’s largest pizza & pasta restaurant chain, where he oversaw the growth from 100 to over 450 Restaurant & Delivery outlets.
Between 1995 & 2006, whilst based in Dubai, Andy was responsible for leading the growth of Pizza Hut in the MENAPAKT region from around 100 stores to over 600.
Prior to this, he spent 15 years working in a diverse selection of restaurants, bars, clubs & hospitality venues across the UK, initially as a means to survive after being expelled from school but rapidly because he fell in love with the industry…(and a girl who still tolerates him after 36 years!)
Despite a relatively early exit from formal academia, Andy completed a Management Development Program at Cornell University but has learned the majority of what he considers to be really valuable by working alongside colleagues & customers in the Hospitality industry......mostly that he loves food in all forms and (most of) the people involved in producing it, moving it & consuming it.
See Andy Holman speak in the following sessions:
11:40 – 12:05
Leveraging Technology to increase operational efficiency and ROI