The founder and Principal Managing director of TKI, Daniel G. During was born in Argentina, moved to Europe as a teenager and obtained his Hotel Bachelor’s degree in France in 1986. Daniel has spent most of his life living and working across the globe including 10 years with Hyatt International Hotels in executive positions in luxury urban and resort properties in the Middle East, Serbia, Spain and Kazakhstan.
In 1997, Daniel joined Wafi City and spearheaded the project from its conceptual stages, to design, development and opening. His duties as Pyramids General Manager were further extended to Wafi City and MKM Group of Companies, heading up the Food and Beverage Division and tasked with the opening and operations of 17 outlets in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
In April 2001, Daniel established Thomas Klein International in Dubai Media City. Because his life and business are both established here, he feels his passion and commitment to the region provide a strong backbone to his business. Daniel also held the position of Managing Director for popular London-based Asian eatery, Ping Pong Dim Sum in the Middle East.
In addition to his duties running TKI, Daniel is also a frequent lecturer and teaches regularly at The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management, and at the Dubai Entrepreneurship Academy, under Dubai SME, an agency of the Department of Economic Development – Government of Dubai.
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