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Essa Al Ghurair – Patron’s message

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Patron’s message

ESSA AL GHURAIR – Patron

 

Essa Al Ghurair Investment (EGI) was established in the UAE by Mr. Essa Abdulla Al Ghurair in 2012, forming a board comprising his four sons, bringing a wealth of experience from three generations of Al Ghurair family enterprises. The EGI family members play a cohesive role, each with his own strengths, to manage the group’s diversity.

EGI is ideally located in the heart of Dubai and its manufacturing facilities, which include Maize Milling and Oil Packaging, are strategically located at Jebel Ali Port, a global hub for international logistics and global business transactions. Under EGI, Northstar Trading Company deals in various food commodities at a large scale. Karam Foods Industries Company was also established under EGI in 2013, and with 16 tons of coffee roasting and grinding capacity per day, is one of the largest plants in the MENA region. Furthermore, EGI has interest in Dubai real estate and strong business engagements internationally.

 Mr. Essa Al Ghurair serves as the Chairman of Al Ghurair Resources, a major supply chain provider and a key player in the field of agricultural commodities. Specializing in industrial manufacturing and commodities trading in international markets, combined with extensive experience has led Mr. Essa Al Ghurair to be a leading figure in industry circles.

As Chairman of the Resources Division, he oversees the diverse business activities which include the manufacturing and marketing of, edible oils and legumes; and in the trading of food grains, oils and meals. Under this leadership, Dubai Oil Mills – one of the largest crushing plants in the MENA region broke all previous grain trading records in a single year, topping the 5 million metric ton mark.

 As Chairman of the Tharawat Family Business Forum – the first network for family businesses in the Arab world. Mr.Essa’s vision to provide a sustainable platform of providing a knowledge resource, research hub and networking forum for the family-owned and -controlled businesses in the Middle East and North Africa.

 

Mr. Essa also serves as:

Board Member – Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Chairman – Al Ghurair Resources LLC

Director – National Cement Co. PSC

Chairman -Tharawat Advisory Board, Tharawat Family Business Forum

 

Educational Background

Graduate in Business Administration, San Diego State University, California, USA