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Dr Al Ansari: new role

Dr Al Ansari: new role



Al Ansari named Industrial Group VC & COO

May 2018

Dubai-based packaging major Industrial Group has named Dr Sameer Al Ansari as its new vice-chairman and chief operating officer (COO).

Al Ansari has served on the group’s board for the past 5 years.

Group chairman and CEO Shaikh Hussein A Al Banawi said, “This key appointment comes at a crucial time for the Group as we set our sights on further geographical expansion and innovation. For the past six decades, The Industrial Group has witnessed year-on-year growth and while the times ahead present new challenges, however, the opportunities remain bountiful.”

The Industrial Group is involved in packaging, speciality chemicals, and food flavours, with operations in the Middle East, Africa and India.

In his key post, Dr Al Ansari will be responsible for change management and transformation initiatives to rigorously drive strategy execution focusing on operational excellence, organisational effectiveness and enhancing the Group’s business model across all divisions.

“The Industrial Group is highly regarded as an industry pioneer and market leader in the region. Having served on the Group’s Board for over five years has contributed greatly to my decision to join Sheikh Hussein in his ambitious quest to expand internationally. I am honoured to be part of the Group’s success story which spans over six decades of industrial milestones,” added Dr. Al Ansari.

Prior to joining The Industrial Group, Dr Al Ansari was the founder and CEO of PEPlus Capital Advisors. At various junctures in his rich career, he has served as CEO of SHUAA Capital PSC; CEO and chairman of Dubai International Capital; Group chief financial officer of The Executive Office of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum; Founding Board Member of Dubai Holding; chief financial officer of Dubai Aluminum Company Ltd; chairman of Ishraq Gulf Real Estate Holding; and chairman of Jordan Dubai Capital. Dr Al Ansari is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England & Wales.




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