Sumit Ghoshal, CEO, UTP Group (Universal Tube & Plastic Industries) & THL Tube & Pipe Industries
Established in 1990 as a part of the Taurani Holdings Group of companies, UTP Group (Universal Tube and Plastic Industries and THL Tube & Pipe Industries is one of the largest manufacturers and distributors of High Frequency Induction Welded Steel Pipes and Tubes in the UAE. With the construction sector in the GCC markets booming due to the ever-increasing investments into mega projects in Saudi and UAE, the demand for steel pipes and tubes is driven to newer heights every day. With the industry ready to bounce back after the pandemic, according to reports, the global steel pipes and tubes market, which was valued at $142.4 billion in 2019, is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.2 percent till 2027 largely driven by the oil & gas industry. UTP is well positioned to cater to this demand flaring in magnitude, with its manufacturing facilities spread across 100,000 square meters of combined factories and warehouses. Home to a more than 600 people-strong workforce, the company also has offices and distribution centres across the GCC, Australia, Canada, Europe, and America.
COOs Need to Find their Tech-Wand
By: Sujith Vasudevan, Managing Editor
Given the catastrophic business climate brought in by the pandemic, it’s no secret that CXOs scramble to gather all the help they can get. That’s precisely why they should look at the sudden acceleration of the IT industry
Vedanta to sell Electrosteel Steels Ltd
By: CEOInsights Team
Four years after scooping up Electrosteel Steels Limited to make a big splash in the steel industry, Anil Agarwal led Vedanta Group has decided to sell business to focus on its core mining and industrial businesses and de-leverage
By: Preethy Soman, Marketing Director, Enquero
In an interaction with CEO Insights, Preethy Soman, Marketing Director, Enquero, expounds on why enterprises are betting big on marketing
By: Lakshmi Mittra, VP & Head, Clover Academy
The pandemic has caused CIOs to embed uncertainty and zero trust policies into their strategic IT design. This has led to the creation
By: Ravi Mulugu, Partner, UL
Valuation is a sensitive topic for both the investor and the entrepreneur and both sides work hard to optimize it. In general, the greater the risk
By: Rajneesh Malhotra, COO, Chalet Hotels
Last year was almost challenging for the Indian hospitality industry as the previous year. But with the success of the vaccination program, gradual relaxation of travel curbs, and other restrictions
By: Mradul K., VP - Global Sales & Strategy, LogiNext
Traditionally, logistics management has typically been a process that has been handled manually, or on separate pieces of software. Despite being
Top 10 COOs in Middle East - 2022
Reflecting on the pragmatic changes in the business ecosystem today, the traditional C-Suite positions have dramatically evolved over the last decade. With prolific advancements in the leadership functions while there new priorities have emerged for businesses and underscore the importance of a C-suite leadership has grown diversifying to other leadership roles, the COO's role has also undergone significant leadership transformation. As a manager with broad responsibilities, where historically the COO being second to the CEO was required to manage day-to-day operations to provide strategic advice, and oversee daily administrative and operational functions, the function of COO has evolved to become not just about resources and efficiencies, but about people, collaboration and empowerment; and it's never been more important.
With integrity and reliability being the roots for any workplace ecosystem to be successful, `trust' has become the driving metric for the modern COOs. Well, Middle East is a region whose economy is led by the twin engines Oil and natural gas as the region is home to 53 percent of the world's proven oil reserves and nearly half of all known natural gas reserves. However, in the last decade Middle Eastern countries have been growing rapidly with the rise of numerous business startups and foreign investments. However, it is to be noted that there were many efficient COOs in Middle East who have dynamically spearheaded the businesses in the region adapting to technology and trends evolutions and leveraging their proficient skills and experiences in the industry.
In this issue of the CEO Insights magazine, a list of `Top 10 COOs in Middle East - 2022' is provided to the readers in corporate and different sectors, for informing on the excellent services leveraged by the COO in diverse industries. The listing is prepared by a team of industry veterans, CEOs and VCs, and the CEO Insights magazine editorial board.
|Company Logo||Company Management||Company Name||Company Description|
|Amit Raj, Co-Founder & COO||Binary||Over 20+ exciting years in strategic communication planning in the Middle East, he has a good understanding of the region's various consumer segments and business challenges|
|Avishek Shrivastav, COO||Integrated Group Qatar||An avid industry leader having xpertise around E&I, MEP, Civil, EPC Contracting, Recruitment & Manpower Secondment|
|Deepak Mishra, Co-Founder & COO||Sterve||A techno-commercial person passionate to leverage his enhanced skills and management studies in building and maintaining a fruitful business relationship by exploring uncharted business domains|
|Emad Elatreby, COO||Ali & Sons Holding||A result-oriented strategic leader, has expertise in all facets of project management, business development, and operations within the offshore/onshore oil & gas, energy, and construction industries|
|Geoff Day, COO||Japan Travel KK||He works with destinations and businesses across Japan specializing in inbound travel solutions and operates one of Japan's largest tourism websites|
|Kobi Mor, COO||Quality Score||Possesses over 10 years of experience in setting up and managing general Business & Operational infrastructure, which enables performance growth through operational excellence|
|Miles Webb, COO||ENGIE Solutions||A dynamic, practical and driven Chief Operating Officer (COO) with a successful career of more than 28 years in large international organisations across the globe|
|Mohammad Jaber, COO||DSV||Skilled in Operations Management, Supply Chain Optimization, Import & Export Freight, and International Business, he has more than 21 years of working experience in the logistics and supply chain industry|
|Mor Panfil, Co-Founder & COO||Tatio||Specializes in connecting the social world with the business world with hands-on experience in setting up and managing social firms in the field of diversity and inclusion|
|Peter Tavener, Group CFO & COO||Beehive||A Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales responsible for the firm's expansion, operations, investor relations, credit & risk and regulation|