Majid Saif Al Ghurair is the Chief Executive Officer of Al Ghurair Group, one of the largest family-owned corporations in the United Arab Emirates, with businesses spanning a broad variety of industry sectors, including retail, industrial manufacturing and real estate. Mr. Al Ghurair holds numerous roles in public and private sectors in UAE, as he is the Chairman of Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Chairman of Drake & Scull International PJSC, Board Member of National Cement Co. and Board Member of NASDAQ Dubai. He is also an active member in international organizations like the World Economic Forum. Mr. Al Ghurair was involved in the formation of the Middle East Council of Shopping Centers (MECSC) and is currently its Chairman. He is the Chairman of Dubai Shopping Malls Group (DSMG) as well.
Mr. Al Ghurair is a graduate in Accounting from UAE University, and was awarded the “Business Leader Personality of the Year 2004” in the United Arab Emirates by H.H. Sh. Mohamed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
Mr. Mohammad Saif Ahmad Al Ghurair is an active member of the Board of Directors of the Al Ghurair Group and is the Executive Director of Al Ghurair Real Estate Company. He was the CEO of the Group from 2008 to 2010. Mr. Mohammad Saif Ahmad Al Ghurair is the founder of Ahbar Industries – the Group’s venture into printing Ink manufacturing.
Abu Bucker Husain is the CEO and also a member of the Board of Directors of AGIS. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce & Accounting from Mumbai’s Sydenham College in 1994 and his Membership in The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS) in London, UK in 1996. In 1997 Abu Bucker joined the MBA program at Boston University’s Graduate School of Management in USA, specializing in International Corporate Finance.
After graduating from Boston University, Mr. Husain took up his first position with American International Group Inc. as a Management Associate (MA) at the Company’s Regional Controllers Office at Wall Street, New York, USA in 1999. Between Jun 2000 and Jan 2006 he graduated from the MA program and was promoted as Assistant Vice President, wherein he was responsible for managing Financial and Accounting aspects of a $400 Million Dollar Division.
In early 2006, Abu Bucker Husain was certified by The Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institution (AAOIFI), Bahrain as an Islamic Professional Accountant and was asked by the Group to take charge as Chief Financial Officer of AIG Takaful, a new $100 million strategic initiative of Islamic Insurance concept grounded in Islamic Principles of Banking transaction and observes the rules and regulations as specified by Sharia (Islamic law).
After acquiring invaluable expertise by working for global corporate majors, in April 2007 Abu Bucker Husain has joined Al Ghurair Iron & Steel L.L.C, a $100 Million Steel Cold Rolling & Galvanizing Complex, the first of its kind in U.A.E.
Mr. Fadi Atallah is the Group Chief Finance and Investment Officer for the Saif Al Ghurair Group. In the last fourteen years with the Group, Fadi has developed extensive experience in overseeing the business performance and the significant strategic growth initiatives of the group. With his professional expertise, he has been instrumental on several key initiatives, which includes global mergers and acquisitions, establishment and implementation of the corporate governance & strategy project, implementation of a structured IFRS consolidated reporting for the group and investment portfolio management amongst other.
He completed his degree in Business Administration from the American University in Lebanon and worked initially in Cyprus. Fadi moved to Montreal and obtained his Diploma in Public Accountancy
from McGill University in 1993. Fadi ventured into a senior auditing role for Ernst & Young in Montreal before embracing an opportunity with Arthur Andersen in Abu Dhabi. After his three years venture, he was invited to take on the role of Senior Consultant for Oracle Systems in Dubai where he had found a niche to combine his expertise in public accountancy and technology.
Mr. Isamu Tamura represents Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation (NSSMC) on the board of Directors of AGIS.
After graduating Tokyo University in 1994, Mr. Tamura started his career with Nippon Steel Corporation (NSC), and has much experience including management of related companies, sales & marketing to foreign customers and domestic customers, and also production control.
He is now Senior Manager of the Flat Products Global Marketing Divisions of NSSMC at the headquarters, and mainly engaged in management of overseas business.
Mr.Abu Bucker Husain is the member of Board of Directors.
Mr. Ajay Kumar Mishra is a Metallurgical Engineer, by profession, with over 20 years of experience in the flat steel industry in India and abroad. Prior to joining AGIS, he was the General Manager – Operations at Steelco Gujarat Limited and was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the CRM, CRCA and CGL units. During his career of 2 decades, Mr. Mishra has also handled various projects and supervised erection & commissioning of CRM, CRCA & downstream finishing lines. In addition to working with Indian Steel Corporation Limited and Jindal Strips Limited in India, Mr. Mishra had a brief stint with Mabati Rolling Mills Ltd, Kenya – the flagship company of Safal Group. In AGIS, he looks after the entire production process, in addition to HSE, maintenance, quality assurance, production planning & control.
Management graduate from India with over 20 years of experience in international trading, sales & marketing and general management, Mr. Shetty heads the commercial functions viz. Sales & Marketing, Procurement & Logistics, HR & Administration, Finance & IT. He has been with the group for the past 10 years and has been involved with AGIS since its inception. Prior to this assignment, he was the General Manager of Trans Gulf Aluminium Industries, Dubai – an Aluminium wire rod manufacturing unit of the Al Ghurair Group. Upon completion of his PGDBAM & MBA in 1990, Mr. Shetty started his career with Grasim Industries Ltd. – the flagship company of the Aditya Birla Group and one of India’s largest private sector companies. After gaining experience in the field of Sales & Marketing, he joined SRF Limited – another multi-business multi-national Indian corporate. Mr. Shetty headed the Engineering Products Group in their International Trading Division and was later transferred to the Industrial Synthetics Division as the Zonal Manager- Sales – a position he occupied till his relocation to the UAE.