Middle East Retail Forum (MRF) 2023

Patrick Dorais brings with him over 20 years of international sales and marketing experience, entirely consumer-related, both from a retail operator and supplier-side perspective. He has gained extensive knowledge of the food industry working for top-name blue-chips companies, predominantly in the confectionery industry. After obtaining his Bachelor of Arts (Economics) at York University’s Glendon College, in Toronto, Canada and completing training as Shopping Center Manager with Cadillac Fairview, Dorais started his long-standing international career gaining invaluable retail experience with Swiss conglomerate Manor AG / Maus Freres SA in 1991. Before joining Al Nassma Chocolate LLC as Director of Sales in 2012, he was with Cacaos Favarger in Geneva, Kraft Foods, Nestle International Travel Retail in Switzerland, Perfetti van Melle Middle East and Al Ghurair Foods. Dorais has developed a profound specialist knowledge of the European, Middle Eastern and Asian markets. In addition, he was elected in 2014 & 2016 into the Tax-Free World Association’s Management Committee representing the confectionery and fine foods category in promoting the interests of the $65-bn global duty free / travel retail industry.