An ’old boy’ of Merchant Taylors’ and a graduate of the London School of Economics, Nadeem qualified as a Chartered Accountant from the stables of PriceWaterhouseCoopers gaining exposure to both listed companies and owner managed businesses in a broad spectrum of industries.
Nadeem is Vice Chairman of The Splendid Hospitality Group, an owner, operator and developer of a portfolio of 20 hotels with over 2000 bedrooms located in London and across the UK, ranging from limited service to luxury. The group enjoys the support of major franchisors such as IHG, Accor and Hilton. Further sites are at various stages of development.
Nadeem founded Splendid Restaurants in 2016 with the aim of establishing a strong food and beverage platform in the UK. The entity has now grown to include over 40 KFC with more in the pipeline.
Nadeem spends much of his time working in a voluntary capacity for the Ismaili Community in the UK. Nadeem served 7 years on the community’s Grants and Review Board, where he was heavily involved in budget and strategy reviews and management audits and served a further 7 years on the Community’s Economic Planning Board, whose mandate is to improve the economic well-being of the community by providing assistance, advice and support in the areas of business, employment and personal finance. Nadeem was also the Project Manager overseeing the redevelopment of community centres in Stanmore, Birmingham and Edinburgh. He also serves as a Governor of St Helen’s School in Northwood, Middlesex, one of the pre-eminent school for girls in the country.
In 2018, Nadeem successfully co-project managed The Aga Khan’s Diamond Jubilee visit at Excel where over 15,000 participated (including 2000 volunteers). In 2019, Nadeem was short-listed for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the London/South region.