As Chief Development Officer, Tabassum Zalotrawala leads real estate, design and construction for all Panda Restaurant Group concepts, building the company’s brands as well as facilities and delivering on the company’s commitment to ambiance with pride.
Tabassum brings to Panda a strong background in hospitality design and restaurant project management. Her experience includes roles as Senior Director of Store Planning at Arby’s Restaurant Group and Senior Design Manager at RTM Restaurant Group. Prior to these positions, she was the Senior Project Manager at Rana Vision where she contributed to high profile interior design projects including the Grand Mosque in Oman, guest palaces for the Royal Court of H.M. Sultan Qaboos Bin Said, and the presidential hotel and airport terminal in Zanzibar.
Tabassum earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in interior design from the School of Planning and Architecture (Mumbai, India) and American Continental University, a Master of Fine Arts in architecture from Savannah College of Art and Design and a Master of Business Administration from Emory University. Additionally, she is a LEED accredited professional.