We thrive on the challenge to continuously deliver a closing keynote speaker who surprises, delights, Inspires and motivates.
This year’s closing speaker is no exception. Except he is the exception. The exception to most who have gone before and many who will come after. Although, given a fighting chance, he would happily change the latter.
Arriving in the UK as an unaccompanied child refugee from Kenya in the summer of 1993 and still grieving for his father who had only recently died, Hashi Mohamed spoke very basic English, attended failing schools and was raised exclusively on state benefits in a deprived area of North West London. It was inevitable the course that this young man’s life would take. Or was it?
Today, at 33, as a barrister and broadcaster, Hashi has attended both Oxford University and Bar school on a full scholarship. He is also a presenter on BBC Radio 4 and commentator across leading newspapers. Defying the likely destiny his original circumstances propelled him towards, he is now determined to talk openly about the hard truths around upward mobility and what is required to be successful.
It would all have been a very different story if a handful of people hadn’t taken a chance on Hashi and seen a tenacity to do better than what came before and the resolve to change the predetermined path he was set on. The hospitality industry is one of such rich opportunities and scalable career prospects that we, as employers, should celebrate, invite and encourage anyone who shares our passion to be part of our world.
Join us at The AHC to hear Hashi’s incredible story and how nothing is ever a foregone conclusion.
We look forward to welcoming you on the 11th and 12th October.
The AHC Team
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