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Associate partner

Heleri Rande

HEADLINE 

Originally from Estonia, Heleri has lived in seven countries and holds a Bachelor’s Degree from New York University in Economics and Business, as well as an executive MBA in Hospitality Administration from École Hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) in Switzerland.

 

After leading Puccini Group’s growth in EMEA for two years after graduation, she has partnered with Think Hospitality to deliver on F&B strategy projects helping brands and owners assess the market, find the right concept positioning and/or operator and chef for the properties through strategic advice and review. Her focus is mostly on hotel and mall development projects with a portfolio that includes the likes of Accor, Hilton, Kempinski, EC4 Hotels, SuperCity Group, Puro Hotels and Peel Holdings.

 

She is the Consulting Editor of Supper Magazine and programme director at various major hospitality events around the world. She co-founded Ideas-Flavours-Experiences, the leading gastronomy event in the Baltics and the New Baltic Hospitality Forum, the first hotel focused event in the region. Heleri also sits on the board of the Global Restaurant Investment Forum and is the Stammvater of the UK Chapter of EHL Alumni Network.

PROJECT EXPERIENCE

Here are a selection of projects Heleri has worked on during his career, as a consultant, with a brand or agency;

Food Hall Concept Development

Client: US Investor Group

Supporting the development of a $20M food hall in an iconic New York location. Scope included food offerings, branding, organisation and operating model

Post Acquisition Transition of Contract Catering Company

Client: Scandinavian Foodservice Group

Securing orderly transition of ownership and management of high end contract catering group: securing customer and staff retention, preparing company for new strategic direction, hiring and on boarding of new management team

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Acquisition & Integration of Restaurants

Client: Danish Restaurant Group

Developing deal rationale, negotiating deal structure, managing transition of ownership, including legal, financial and operational aspects

Launching High-End Restaurants in New York

Client: Michelin Starred Chef Properietors

Concept development and financial models, fund raising and investor relations, lease negotiations, branding strategy and support during launch

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SPEAKER

Heleri Rande has hosted and been a speaker at some of the largest hospitality events in the world. These consist of;

  • Event 1

  • Event 2
  • Event 3