MEET OUR CREW

Meet our amazing team behind Seven Fortunes. We have always been passionate about giving people an extraordinary experience. Starting from perfectly roasted single origin beans, to crafting a delicious cup of coffee.

KARIM HASSAN

FOUNDER

Entrepreneur Karim Hassan founded Seven Fortunes in March 2015 in Dubai at the age of 22 while working a day job. Following his passion project, he purchased a trade license and embarked on the journey of coffee roasting and café management. This young Egyptian business man based in Dubai is also an angel investor in media start ups and tech companies along with his coffee empire. His dream was to give back to his country and the decision to bring his business to Egypt was made.

“Our mission is to provide our customers with the world’s finest Arabica coffee, roasted and served perfectly with flair every time.” – Karim

NESTOR PORTILLO

OPERATIONS

Nestor handles all operations internally and with clients. A big part of his role is making sure that all the little details are looked after on a daily basis. 

Nestor is from the coffee producing country of El Salvador.  Since his grandmother had a coffee farm when he was a youngster, Nestor was able to develop his love for coffee from a young age.

“I’ve been a barista for 10 years now. Everyday I get to learn something new about coffee and it is something I will never get bored of. Being around cool people and drinking amazing coffee everyday is one of the reasons I love my job.” – Nestor

JULIETA DIAZ

LOGISTICS AND CLIENT SERVICES

Her day to day activities involve making sure all customer inquiries, suggestions and requests are fulfilled. She also takes care of the staff schedule, leaves, training bookings, contact suppliers, contracts for new customers, events logistics, sourcing and purchasing. Most important task is coordinating the transportation from the green coffee from the origin to the UAE.

In her spare time Julieta enjoys cooking, going on long road trips exploring new places and of course drinking delicious coffee.

BILLY JAMES DE LEON

HEAD OF TRAINING & QUALITY

Efficient and result oriented trainer, 15 years of experience from being a barista in the Philippines to moving to Dubai and further indulging in the growing industry of coffee.

His responsibilities include conducting trainings and giving the employer and their clients unbeatable competitive advantage by overseeing product quality and addressing pain points.

Warm and cheerful personality, Billy is known for successfully mentoring aspiring baristas to their fullest potentials. When not drinking coffee, he loves to cook, increase his sneaker collection and escape his daily routine by exploring the world.

SAMER HARKOUS

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

With 11 years’ experience in the F&B industry, Samer comes packed with knowledge and energy. His passion to learn and explore new things led him to the magical world of coffee – where he now plies his trade.

His day-to-day responsibilities include reeling potential clients in and showing the world why Seven Fortunes is the partner you need for kick a** coffee!

When he’s not downing endless cups of coffee and looking out for new business opportunities, Samer can be found lifting stuff, chasing sneakers, scoring wonder goals or attempting to replicate a recipe he spotted on Instagram.

MATT BÖRG

GRAPHIC DESIGN & DIGITAL MARKETING

Matt’s design skills started early on when his main work was spraying colorful graffiti on the side of buildings and any clean walls that came into sight…yes vandalism! Eventually Matt began to hone in on his skills and developed a passion for graphic design.

He is now responsible for handling Seven Fortunes’ social media platforms, the website and graphic design projects.

Matt loves a good laugh, spending time with his family, traveling and sneaking in a couple of ice hockey games once and a while.

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