Maher Trad

Management Consultant

England, United Kingdom


Young professional with 7+ years work experience in management consulting, finance and recently entrepreneurship. Fluent in English, French, Arabic and Spanish. Open to short term consulting projects and full-time Food and Beverage related opportunities and have strong expertise in restaurant/F&B strategy, corporate strategy, value creation and M&A activities (e.g. due diligence)

Domain experience

Relevant Total Experience: 7 years

Seniority Level: Associate

Sector Experience: 

Food Retail Hotels, Restaurants and Leisure


Skilled in: Corporate Strategy, Divestitures, Commercial Due Diligence, Vendor Due Diligence, Value Creation & Enhancement, Capital Raising, Exit Strategy, Financial Modeling

Technical Skills: Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Office

Languages: Spanish, Arabic, English, French

Work Experience

Trad Consult

Management Consultant



- Now

- Due diligence for a $200m equity co-investment in a global restaurant portfolio - Due diligence of software business in the Nordics - Commercial space planning for a Middle East mixed-use destination with a focus on entertainment - Due diligence for a 40-outlet UK-based casual dining chain - Events company medium-term strategy - Acquisition of a $44m stake in the UK arm of a global cosmetics brand - Co-manufacturing strategy for a European protein and alternative protein producer - Middle-east market entry strategy for a US-based alternative protein ingredients company - Value creation plan and new corporate governance framework for a PE-backed pharmaceutical company - Commercial due diligence review for Aeroports de Paris (Paris CDG and Orly Airports) - Long term project with London-based family office: * Identify attractive potential investments in the lifestyle food and beverage space, through financial analysis and comprehensive due diligence * Build KPI reports in line with reporting and monitoring guidelines * Construct operating models and partly project-manage Michelin-star Joël Robuchon Restaurant and Deli in London

CIL Management Consultants

Senior Analyst



- 1/9/2017

- Executed a market assessment and growth plan for one of the UK's largest motorsports developments - Conducted strategy project for a major UK-based facilities management company, including growth plan analysis


Senior Consultant



- 1/12/2016

- Executed a feasibility study for a 17,000-seat arena in Dubai, UAE due to enter the market in 2020 - Assessed real estate portfolio of a top UAE developer, including lease structure analysis - Evaluated corporate strategy and internal capabilities of a top UAE public real estate developer - Coordinated recruitment process tasks with HR and implemented new procedures - Conducted strategic assessment for the acquisition of a portfolio of 160 quick service restaurants across Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Bahrain and Kuwait - Delivered investment decision support for 2 large healthcare facilities in the UAE. The engagement included extensive primary research and data analysis in order to recommend an optimal mix of commercially-driven medical specialty departments within the facilities.


EDHEC Business School




- 1/5/2019

University of Alberta




- 1/4/2013

Licenses / Certificates

Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments

Certificate in Corporate Finance