About Special Food Company

Epicurean Saudis, having spent their summers savoring refined new flavors and exotic foods all over the world, come home to a sparse collection of high-end restaurants. We are here to fill the gap.

Our premier restaurant personifies our brand philosophy beautifully with their distinct cuisine and refined ambience. The genius of Arkadiy Novikov, the first Russian entrepreneur restaurateur, Novikov draws a joyous sense of delight in their guests. Serving two vastly different cuisines, Italian and Pan-Asian, prepared by some of the world’s best chefs, the restaurant empire is a culinary giant in its own right.

From the cold posh heart of London, to the warm Palm-tree dusted coast of Jeddah, Novikov’s voyage to the Kingdom will be a most welcome addition to the high-end gastronomical renaissance taking place in the Bride of the Red Sea.

The Executive Team

Visionary, dynamic, and talented – our discerning leaders are the catalyst behind the success of Special Food Company.

Mr Bakr Bagedo | Chairman & CEO

Sheikh Bakr is the son of the late dignitary Sheikh Ahmed Bagedo, a Real Estate & Health Care tycoon in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Continuing his Father’s legacy, he has established numerous domestic & international enterprises of his own.

His latest foray into luxury F&B has him at the helm of SFC as the CEO, a company focused on importing global flavors to the Arabian market. He is also the founder and CEO of Skip The Q – a unique food delivery aggregator in the KSA.

He is the Chairman and Group CEO for BAB Holdings & Vice Chairman for Saudi Investment Group. Working with a diversified range of sectors including Healthcare, Real estate, Agriculture, Renewable energy and many more, Sheikh Bakr has built up a robust insight and expertise in financial and investment practices.

His insight and He is also a major shareholder and a member of the Board of Directors of Bagedo Holdings & a shareholder at Erfan Bagedo General Hospital.

Sheikh Bakr graduated from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland with a degree in Business Administration and Management. He leads by example, and inspires a culture of integrity and benevolence in his employees and all enterprises.

Mr Sheikh Abdulaziz Bagedo | Vice Chairman & Co Founder

Sheikh Abdulaziz is a Business Management leadership and hard working with hands-on operational experience and know-how. He is shareholder & at the Board of Directors for Bagedo Holdings and Shareholder at Erfan Bagedo Hospital. In 2014 Co-registered where he serves as a Vice Chairman up to date.

Mr Abdullah Ahmed Almalki (KSA) | Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Abdullah’s main task is overseeing the day-to-day administrative and operational functions of the business core. His primary responsibilities include making major corporate decisions, managing the overall operations and resources of a company, acting as the main point of communication between the board of Directors (the board) and corporate operations and being the public face of the company.

Kyriakos Kyvelos (Hellas) | Chief Investment Officer

In 2010 a JV between the Republic of The Gambia State & Gallia Holdings (private investment company) for the national sea passenger transportation sector and then Gambia Ferries Management Company where till currently he was the Managing Director in Gambia’s capital city, Banjul.

In 2011, he co-founded GreenAl Renewables Africa and to develop, manage renewable energy & environmental projects in the greater West Africa region. From 2008 to 2010, worked as C.O.O. in HBTC Group of Companies, in Saudi Arabia, mainly managing the Naval Services and Real Esate arm of the group. From 2007 to 2008, was the C.O.O. of a Maritime & Naval Services firm specialized in the sea passenger transportation, called Maritime Holdings in Bristol, UK and from 2003 and up to date he is the Managing Director for Marine International Services Group in Hong Kong & Jeddah, KSA, specialized in the sea passenger transportation.

Kyriakos in 2011 and up to date became CEO & Partner Of Finextra Partners specialized in Corporate Finance, Business Development & Commodities. In 2014 and up to date became the CEO for Saudi Investment Group and In 2019 joint BAB Holdings as the Chief Investment Officer.