• Sumit Ghoshal,    CEO, UTP Group (Universal Tube & Plastic Industries) & THL Tube & Pipe Industries

    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.

  •  Sumit Ghoshal: An Award-Winning Leader On A New Mission
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    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.

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Top 10 COOs in Middle East - 2022

Company Logo Company Management Company Name Company Description
Binary 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
Integrated Group Qatar Avishek Shrivastav, COO Integrated Group Qatar An avid industry leader having xpertise around E&I, MEP, Civil, EPC Contracting, Recruitment & Manpower Secondment
Sterve 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
Ali & Sons Holding 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
Japan Travel KK 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
Quality Score 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
ENGIE Solutions 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
   DSV 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
Tatio 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
Beehive 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

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