Soraya Gadelrab is Portfolio Director at Fresh Montgomery, the UK’s market leading specialist exhibition organiser in the food, drink & hospitality sectors. She joined the business in April 2006 as a Sales Manager and has since worked across a number of events in the portfolio including IFE & Hotelympia. She was promoted to Event Manager of Speciality & Fine Food Fair & Speciality Chocolate Fair in 2009 and since then her portfolio has grown as well as her remit. She became Event Director in 2012 and added ScotHot and IFEX to her portfolio. Her current role is Event Director the Food & Drink portfolio which includes IFE, Speciality & Fine Food Fair, Speciality Chocolate Fair, Pro2Pac and Waste-Works.
Soraya has an extensive knowledge of the food industry as well as the hospitality sector and has been invited on numerous occasions to judge some of the most prestigious awards in the sector; Great Taste Awards, Q Awards and World Beverage Innovation Awards.
Before working at Fresh Montgomery Soraya worked for the UK’s leading publisher Natmags, a subsidiary of Hearst Magazine’s after graduating with a BA (Hons) in Italian & International Studies from the University of Warwick. Having spent time living and working in Italy and Egypt, Soraya speaks fluent Italian and conversational Arabic and is also competent in French.
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