UAE-based specialty coffee chain, roaster and retailer Coffee Planet has announced Jamie Brown as its new Managing Director as it pursues further growth in the Middle East
Coffee Planet is set to announce further franchise and B2B plans in Saudi Arabia and Egypt later this year | Photo credit: Coffee Planet
Jamie Brown has been announced as Managing Director of UAE-based Coffee Planet with the coffee chain targeting ‘ambitious growth plans’ under his leadership.
Coffee Planet, which currently operates 14 cafés across the UAE, Pakistan and the UK, said in a social media post that ‘strong and dynamic vision’ was needed as the company continued its expansion in the Middle East, with franchise and B2B plans in Saudi Arabia and Egypt set for later this year.
Brown was appointed Business Development Director for Coffee Planet in March 2022 with responsibility for driving new business, sourcing new opportunities and building the brand across the region. He previously held senior roles at Lavazza and Selecta.
“I am proud of being chosen to lead a company that is values driven, with passion and commitment to ensuring that our customers and consumers continue to enjoy the everyday experience of having coffee with Coffee Planet. I look forward to leading Coffee Planet on the next phase of our journey by bringing our products and services to more consumers across the globe,” Brown said.
In 2019 Coffee Planet expanded its Dubai-based roastery, first opened in 2008, following rising demand for coffee in the Middle East. Coffee Planet’s private label channel roasts coffees for both local and international coffee brands.