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Because it is.

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

And we get that.

Ryan Gazder Founder Director HCTS (

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 iconic projects in 37 countries.

Andrea Karidis Culinary Director HCTS (

Andrea Karidis

Culinary Wizard

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 is a  qualified professional interior designer who’s been living in the UAE since 1987, and she has received her degree in Interior Design from the American University in Dubai.

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