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Because it is.

We care about our clients’ success like it is our own.

And we get that.

Ryan Gazder (

Ryan Gazder

Rocket Scientist

Ryan has been part of the founding team since the company’s inception in 2004. 


With a technical background in rocket science & aerospace engineering, we don't know what he's doing in F&B and hospitality operations; but he has been responsible for phenomenal growth of our company and portfolio of projects on 5 continents.


He is also a paraglider & paramotor pilot, motorcycle racer and an extreme traveler who has been to 105 countries (and still counting).


This Can Be You
Strategy Director 

Are you interested to take on a challenging role responsible for business strategy in the Middle East, Africa and CIS regions?

We are looking for someone with career experience in hospitality interior design and project delivery, who exercises passion for the built environment and looks after a team that is committed to deliver. A technical background in design, architecture, construction, and engineering will be an added bonus.

Write to us if you think you fit the bill. Age, location and education are not a bar for the right person.

P. H. Gazder Director HCTS (

P. H. Gazder 

Dreamer & Thinker

Purvez is a co-founder of the company with vast hands-on experience in hotel operations and facility planning.


Thanks to his advice, clients have saved millions in capex on large hotels. He has worked with global hotel brands across the Middle East, South Asia and Central Asia making him an authority on hospitality operations and a well known figure in the hospitality and catering business.

In hospitality insider circles, he is sometimes referred to as the Consultant's Consultant.


Preety Singh

Director - Legal & Contracts

Preety is a corporate lawyer with a background in M&A and legal practice. She has an eye for detail and ensures that all i's are dotted and all t's are crossed. 

She has experience structuring and executing legal transactions across multiple jurisdictions for large multinational companies. She is extensively well traveled and has been to some of the least visited countries on Earth! 

Sanjay Sutar - Design Manager HCTS (

Sanjay Sutar

Design Manager

Sanjay originally joined our team in 2008 to support us with design development for various hotel & resort projects in India & other countries in the Middle East.


As the seniormost member of our global team, he currently heads our design production team and CAD back-office that provides global technical services & support to our international clients across 45 countries.

Midhun Ravindran HCTS (

Midhun Ravindran

Project Manager

Midhun works closely with our project team to oversee and implement the latest BIM standards as well as updated BIM libraries to our enterprise cloud storage system.

He is a mechanical engineer with several years of experience delivering technical services to the hospitality industry with a specialization in manufacturing 3D design visualization.

Andrea Karidis Director HCTS (

Andrea Karidis
Corporate Chef

Andrea is our in-house chef and culinary director. She has been brought up in the restaurant business from childhood. She’s also the host of a popular foodie TV show aired in 27 countries across the MENA.

Cooking delicious food, meeting new people and trekking the globe spreading humanitarian awareness are what drives and inspires her each day.  

Saman Sheikh Project Manager HCTS (

Saman Sheikh

Project Manager

Saman is the most resourceful manager in our team. She has powerful organizational skills which make her very well suited to a design management role.

She enjoys gourmet cooking and follows several celebrity chefs on popular shows such as MasterChef. Perhaps the greatest tribute we can pay this culinary artist is acknowledging that she will someday have her own Michelin star restaurant.

Andreea Andres HCTS (

Andreea Andres
Project Manager

Andreea is a  qualified architect with a unique depth of knowledge and experience having worked in Western and Eastern Europe. 

Previously, she has held roles in interior design and architecture in Italy, Romania and the UAE. She enjoys an active outdoor lifestyle while the weather permits. 



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