Dean's Distinguished Speakers Series: Ahmass Fakahany

  • Starts: 11:00 am on Friday, February 10, 2023
  • Ends: 12:00 pm on Friday, February 10, 2023
The Dean’s Distinguished Speakers Series presents an outstanding line-up of influential C-Suite executives, representing various sectors of the hospitality business, joining Dean Arun Upneja, Ph.D., in lively conversations about innovations and trends shaping the future of the industry. These fireside-style talks at BU SHA are open to everyone passionate about the business and pleasure of Hospitality. Ahmass Fakahany (Questrom’79) and Chair of the Board of Trustees of Boston University, founded the highly acclaimed restaurant hospitality firm, Altamarea Group in 2007 after retiring from Merrill Lynch where he was President and Chief Operating Officer. Ahmass Fakahany leverages his business acumen and global leadership experience to set the strategy and drive the highest level of quality, consistency, and performance on every level throughout the Altamarea Group. In 2017, Altamarea Group was named one of the fastest-growing companies in America by Inc. Magazine. The group now operates 20 restaurants worldwide, including signature restaurant Marea in New York City which has garnered a myriad of awards and culinary honors since its inception from organizations including the James Beard Foundation, Michelin, and Wine Spectator.