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His Excellency Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair

His Excellency Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair

CEO of Mashreq Group and the Chairman of Abdulla Al Ghurair Group

His Excellency Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair is the CEO of Mashreq Group and the Chairman of Abdulla Al Ghurair Group, one of the biggest and most successful business groups in the UAE, which employs more up to 65,000 employees.

Abdulaziz is also one of the founders of the property giant Emaar. Also, held dignitary positions, which had its impacts both regionally and internationally, lastly being elected as The Speaker of the United Arab Emirates Federal National Council (UAE Parliament) for tenure of four years, which ended in February 2011. This includes sitting on the Board of Directors of the Dubai International Financial Centre as the Deputy Chairman, Emirates Foundation and Dubai Economic Council.

Al Ghurair is a member of the Board of Trustees of the UAE Higher Colleges of Technology. He is also the Chairman of Masafi, and Co-Chairman of the Arab Business Council – World Economic Forum. He previously sat on the Board of Directors of companies such as Emaar, Dubai Investments, Visa International and MasterCard and Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He also was member of the Constitutive Council for GCC Leaders and the President of Knowledge Fund.

His Excellency is a continuous supporter of many charitable organizations in the local and international arenas.

Al Ghurair trained as an industrial engineer and gained honors degree from California Polytechnic State University.

His endeavors have earned the bank many international accolades, such as Best CEO Award from CEO Middle East magazine 2008, Lifetime Achievement Award from The Arab Bankers Association of North America (ABANA) - USA in 2008, Best CEO Award for supporting Emiratisation initiative in UAE from the National Career Fair - Banking and Finance in 2008, Lifetime Achievement Award from Euromoney in 2008, Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009 and Best banking contributing personality Award of 2011, both from Banker ME, the MEED Leadership Award 2011; The Arab Banker of the Year in the Private Sector Award 2010-2011from The Union of Arab Banks (UAB) in Rome, Italy.

Al Ghurair’s wise leadership has led Mashreq to win several accolades, such as Best Trade Finance Provider Award in the UAE, Best Consumer Internet bank Award from Global Finance magazine, Best Bank in the UAE from The Banker Awards, Most Progressive Bank in the UAE Award from Euromoney Awards.

Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid with Sheikh Hamdan and Majid Bin Mohammed and H.E. Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair at the SME Award 11 01 2010
Image credit: www.saadashraf.net

UAE Disabled Sports Federation Honors Mr. Abdul Aziz Al-Ghurair
Image credit: http://www.mashreqgold.com/



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