Industry Update
Appointment30 October 2020

Tom Kooij

Appointed Director of Food & Beverage
At Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Tom Kooij

With over 12 years of experience in the F&B scene, Kooij brings a wealth of knowledge to spearhead the department. Prior to joining Emirates Palace, Kooij was the F&B manager at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong.

In 2016, he was first appointed as assistant F&B manager - projects, which further drove his passion for F&B concepts and projects. He was also part of Mandarin Oriental's first-generation Parallel Operating Committee (POPCO) from 2017 to 2019.

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Stenden University of Applied Sciences

Tom Kooij (Class of 2013) is a graduate of Stenden University of Applied Sciences in Leeuwarden - Netherlands, The
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