• Dr. Ahmed Al Zaiter,  Group CEO, SGP Capital Holding AG

    Dr. Ahmed Al Zaiter, Group CEO, SGP Capital Holding AG

  • The 2008-2011 economic slowdown is one of the biggest financial crises that the world has ever seen. The financial crisis followed by a global recession brought the world to a standstill with many organizations, and startups, shutting down their business. SGP Capital Holding AG, a financial accountancy services company, survived the storm due to the effective leadership ability and business acumen of its founder and Group CEO, Dr. Ahmed Al Zaiter. A true visionary leader with an acute sense of business acumen, Dr. Al Zaiter has since led the firm into becoming one of the leading diversified investment companies providing a wide range of services, such as Audit & Accounting, Business Consultancy, Taxation, HR & Payroll, Hospitality and CFO Services to its clients. Under his able leadership, the firm has imbibed a customer-centric attitude as its core value. In an exclusive interview with CEO Insights, Dr. Al Zaiter shares about the milestones achieved throughout his professional journey, the culture and strong values established within the organization, and much more.

  •       Dr. Ahmed Al Zaiter: Fostering Strong Business Acumen With Customer-Centric Values

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Top 10 CEOs in Dubai - 2022

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  • Top 10 CEOs in Dubai - 2022

    The evolving technology and changing consumer preferences have posed the business and corporate world with dynamic challenges and threats across sustainability, thence, an exemplary leadership is what’s required to help understand and analyze the situation to provide prolific guidance. Well, the C-suite doyens extensively contribute to it, outdoing the competition lurking around and drawing the company towards growth horizon. Positioned at the helm of an organization, CEOs have an extensive recognition in magnifying a company’s reach led by others. In today’s business environment, companies cannot settle for incremental improvement, and must undergo continuous transformation, CEOs present the leadership of new era calling for robust top team, communicating the gist of problem and idea, and crafting model changes respectively. To be exact, CEOs leverage a personal touch to implementing a solution influenced by the magnitude, urgency, and nature of the transformation, keeping in view the capabilities and failings of the organization. Today’s CEOs are accountable for more than just the revenue growth of their company and creating value for shareholders.

    Well, with the face of CEO leadership advancing there are many leaders who need to be recognized for their accomplishments in regions worldwide. Essentially when mentioning of Dubai, a part of UAE that’s not run basically by an oil-based economy, instead the region if famously known for its infrastructure efficiency and travel & tourism rich culture, CEOs are having it big in creating value for leading organizations in the region. As when the Dubai economy had been growing at a rate of about 6.3 percent since mid-2021, when domestic covid 19 pandemic restrictions began to be lifted, the Dubai economy returned to its pre pandemic size only towards the end of the first quarter of 2022. Many CEOs with innovative strategic decisions made diligently made it happen with their skills and experiences across diverse industries.

    In this issue of the CEO Insights magazine, a list of ‘Top 10 CEOs in Dubai - 2022' is provided to the readers in corporate and different sectors, for informing on the excellent services by the Leaders in diverse domains. The listing is prepared by a team of industry veterans, CEOs and VCs, and the CEO Insights magazine editorial board.

Top 10 CEOs in Dubai - 2022

Company Logo Company Management Company Name Company Description
Almarai Abdullah Albader, CEO Almarai Has more than 20 years of experience and held several leadership positions across the manufacturing, distribution, sales, marketing, and support services divisions
Dubai Islamic Bank Adnan Chilwan, CEO Dubai Islamic Bank He spent most of his early career in management positions at a wide range of Islamic and conventional banks in the Gulf region
Mashreq Ahmed Abdelaal, CEO Mashreq He is a banking professional with over 25 years of experience in progressively senior roles across banking verticals spanning across international & regional banks
Emirates Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, CEO Emirates He is believed to be connected to at least 14 board members in 14 organizations in 14 industries and has been called the man who put Dubai on the global aviation map
Majid Al Futtaim Group Alain Bejjani, CEO Majid Al Futtaim Group He is a Lebanese business executive, prior to becoming CEO he had spent nine years at the company in increasingly senior positions
Emaar Amit Jain, CEO Emaar He is experienced in handling strategy, problem solving, business and finance Treasury
ATUS Bassam Kadhiyar, CEO ATUS He has built his career in a variety of roles and industries and he enjoys wearing many hats and believes that diversity adds more harmony to life
SGP Capital Holding AG Dr. Ahmed Al Zaiter, Group CEO SGP Capital Holding AG Using his 35 years of professional experience in audit, financial accounting, investments, and business growth, he has been leading the firm to become one of the leading diversified investment companies globally
Aramex Othman Aljeda, CEO Aramex He has more than two decades of international experience in leading & managing supply chain and e-Commerce businesses around the world with tailored strategies localized to each region
Abu Dhabi National Oil Sultan Al Jaber, CEO Abu Dhabi National Oil He holds a BSc in Chemical Engineering from the University of Southern California in the US and a PhD in business & economics from Coventry University in the UK

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