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 currently holds numerous roles in public and private sectors in UAE. He is the Chairman of Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry and a Board Member of Dubai Islamic Development Centre (DIEDC) and Al Etihad Credit Bureau. Mr. Al Ghurair is also the Chairman of Dubai Shopping Malls Group (DSMG) and was involved in the formation of the Middle East Council of Shopping Centers (MECSC). He was the Chairman of MECSC since its inception in 1994 for around 23 years, and his contributions to the shopping centers industry are immeasurable.Previously, Mr. Al Ghurair had numerous prominent positions in different industries, where he was the Chairman of Drake & Scull Int’l, Chairman of Shuaa Capital PSC, Board Member of Mashreq Bank and Board Member of Investcorp Bank BSC, to name a few.
Mr. Al Ghurair is a graduate in Accounting from UAE University in Al Ain. He was awarded the “Business Leader Personality of the Year 2004” in the United Arab Emirates by H.H. Sheikh Mohamed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and the “ABLF Ambassador of Commerce Award” in 2017 by H.H. Sheikh Nahyan Mubarak Al Nahyan.
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.
After graduating from Rikkyo University, Mr. Kojima joined Nippon Steel Corporation (NSC), and has vast experience including management of related companies, sales & marketing to foreign and domestic customers, and also worked abroad for many years in key positions.
He is now Senior Manager of the Flat Products Global Marketing Division of NSC at the headquarters, and mainly engaged in management of overseas business.
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.