Franchise Mgmt., Strategic Advisory & Partnership
Hi, I’m Alvin. Your go-to F&B Expert with over 20 years of Senior Management experience.
Alvin Sabai
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How I Work

With over 20 years of Senior Management experience, Alvin has exposure in both the Corporate world and as an established Entrepreneur. He manages several F&B businesses, including a Tech start-up and Consultancy firm.

Being the Principal Consultant of Strategic Consultants, his firm has provided services to over 100 small and medium enterprises specifically for the F&B, Retail, SPA, Education and Hospitality sectors. He currently provides general management services including franchising, business development and value creation for organisations, by establishing strategic partnerships with a broad spectrum of local and overseas clients. Being a business owner himself, he ensures every business partnership he develops, attains a win-win outcome from the interaction and services he provides.

Alvin is an accomplished professional in the fields of Business and Franchise Development, as well as Strategic Value Creation. He has extensive knowledge of C Suite business operations, management, and corporate governance all of which could be an asset to any potential establishment that engages his services. Currently the CEO of the iFood group of companies for over 22 years. He grew the company from a single outlet to currently 28 Café-Bakeries and Restaurants and achieved year-on-year growth of over 15%. Aside from that, Alvin recognizes the need to contribute back to society and officially registered iFood as a Social Enterprise having seen the exponential benefit of doing so after completing his Master’s thesis for his MBA in this field of study.

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iFood Pte Ltd.

Chief Executive Officer ・ Singapore 2000 - Present

Drive the entire Business Strategy of the organisation including Business Development, Operations, Sales & Brand Building, Financial Management and Organisational Development whilst incorporating Marketing Strategies.

  • Grew the company from a single outlet in 2006 to currently 28 Café-Bakeries and Restaurants with a staff strength of 150 employees.
  • Achieved year-on-year growth for the company in excess of 15%.
  • Developed a Mission for the company to provide employment opportunities for the ageing population and thus serve a greater good for society.
  • Officially registered iFood as a Social Enterprise.

Au Bon Pain Singapore

General Manager・ Singapore 1998 - 2000

Headed the Franchisee Operations of this US Franchise for a group based in Indonesia. Trained in Boston, USA for this function.

  • Leased, constructed and achieved operational stability for 3 Café- Bakeries for the group.
  • Recruited and trained the entire opening team.
  • Set up the functional Head Office with complete Finance and Administrative support for the group.

Delifrance Asia Ltd.

Regional Retail & Quality Manager・ Singapore 1998 - 2000

Overall in charge of the Regional Quality standards of the group’s regional operations consisting of countries in Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, Indonesia, Hong Kong and the Philippines.

Prior to this function, I was in charge of developing new sites, constructing new Café-Bakeries & Restaurants and headed the Logistics & Warehousing team and the Maintenance portfolio of the company for the Singapore subsidiary. I also served 6 years as the Senior Training Manager of Delifrance Singapore.

  • Created the Standard Operating Procedures for the entire F&B division.
  • Trained all General Managers and Department Heads for the various regional subsidiaries including all Café-Bakery Managers for Singapore.
  • Developed the On-the-Job Training Blueprint for the group.
  • Established the Delifrance Business School for Management Development.

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