Who We Are

Who We Are
Consultants with experience, knowhow and stamina

Light has fast become the international symbol for knowledge. The name Lumen, a unit measuring the brightness of light, reflects our top priority: to be a wellspring of information and learning.
With this in mind, our team is focused on grasping every opportunity to grow, taking every engagement one step further and ensuring that the value added is creating a measurable positive impact in the industry.
At Lumen, we have a plethora of experience as owners, investors, consultants and operators of hospitality enterprises, complemented by our well-honed expertise and skills in various sectors. This enables us to tailor to the specific requirements of the client and the engagement at hand, delivering advantageous insights in business planning, financial packaging, organizational restructuring and franchising.
At Lumen, our philosophy is based upon approaching projects from “the ground-up” using structured methodologies. Whether conceptualizing your next cultural hub or setting up a neighborhood retail franchise, Lumen attributes its successful undertakings to “the use of proven frameworks, an expansive international business network and the professional attitudes and capabilities of the team of consultants collaborating on such engagements”.

Holder of a BSc from Institut Vatel Hospitality Management School in France and an MBA from INSEAD Business School in France and Singapore, Nabil carries 15 years of international experience specializing in the hospitality industry with a focus on hospitality management and food & beverage concept development. After graduating from Institut Vatel, Nabil worked for 8 years in operations with Hilton Hotels International, holding food & beverage management positions in France, Venezuela, Brazil, and finally the United Kingdom. After spending a year in Singapore, where he worked in the Business Development Division of Banyan Tree Holding headquarters, Nabil returned to the Middle East in 2009, strong of his international exposure and MBA, to lead the offices of a hospitality boutique consulting firm in Saudi Arabia. Late 2012, Nabil co-found Lumen Hospitality Consultants, which has become a serious MENA player in the hospitality, retail and service industry scene. Nabil specializes today in business restructuring and turn around, Hospitality business planning, food and beverage concepts development and market feasibilities, as well as franchising and joint venture setup.