Introducing The Radical Contemporary Podcast x Alserkal Avenue podcast mini-series in collaboration with Alserkal Avenue and hosted by Radical Contemporary founder Nour Hassan. This series of 6 episodes spotlights the risk-taking entrepreneurs who have molded and shaped the culture and community at Alserkal Avenue, across the MENA region and beyond. We share the unique stories of 6 founders from multidisciplinary bacIkgrounds who chose Alserkal as their home, and through challenging convention and pioneering in their respective fields, have shifted the status quo.
Episode 2: NIGHTJAR
In this episode our founder Nour Hassan speaks to NIGHTJAR Founder, investor & active co-owner Leon Surynt. Leon has a history of innovating the food & beverage industry in both New Zealand and United Arab Emirates. A creative director of signature branded concepts that are consistently highly regarded & often play to a cultural need.
Leon has collected many awards along the way, including concurrent years for Best Cafe (Dubai) & Restaurant of The Year (NZ), one of the top 20 bars of the world, with accolades at New Orleans prestigious 'Tales of The Cocktail'. Founder of Nightjar Holdings (2006), with its first venture being Nightjar Coffee Roasters, now a market leader in UAE's Craft Coffee & Beverage Sector. Currently growing Nightjar's distribution and store footprint regionally, alongside R&D for brewing zero ABV craft beverages.
To learn more visit @nightjar.coffee.