As the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Harvest Cotton Tale, Abdul's expertise includes restaurant and hotel concept creation, development and management with over 20 years’ experience in management positions with some of the industry's leading hotel groups such as the Hyatt Hotels and Resorts (San Francisco and Los Angeles) and Starwood Hotels and Resorts (St Regis, New York). He served as Senior Member of Food and Beverage Advisory Board for The Ritz–Carlton Hotel Company (Europe, Middle East, and Asia Pacific), and Hotel Manager of the Ritz-Carlton Financial Street, Beijing.
In 2011, following his tenure as General Manager of Fairmont Hotel & Resorts in Cairo, Abdul went on to co-found and serve as Chief Executive Officer of OB Hotels & Restaurants, which managed a group of luxury concept hotels in Africa and the Middle East, including the award winning luxury hotel The Gabriel. He began working closely with OB Hotels & Restaurants Director of Culinary Bruno Contreras on a number of luxury concept hotel and restaurant projects before joining forces with Contreras to form Harvest Cotton Tale Hospitality Group in 2016.
Abdul is Les Roches alumnus class of 1991 and graduated from the European University in Montreux, Switzerland.