The Industrial Group appoints vice chairman

May 2017

Dubai-based The Industrial Group has appointed its management veteran Dr Sameer Al Ansari as the vice chairman and chief operating officer, aiming to achieve operational excellence and fast-track the group’s growth agenda.

The Industrial Group is an innovative manufacturing concern in the field of packaging, specialty chemicals and food flavours. Its operations cover a wide region that spans the broader Middle East, Africa, and the Indian Sub-Continent. 

In his new role, Dr Al Ansari will report to the group’s chairman and chief executive officer, Sheikh Hussein A Al Banawi, and will continue to serve as a member of the group’s board of directors.

In keeping with the chairman’s vision for consistent growth and innovation, Al Ansari will be responsible for change management and transformation initiatives to rigorously drive strategy execution focusing on operational excellence, organizational effectiveness and enhancing the Group’s business model across all divisions.

Sheikh Al Banawi said: “We are delighted to welcome Al Ansari to the group’s senior management ranks as my right hand and trusted advisor. He is a first-class corporate leader with a hands-on approach to team engagement and empowerment and has been a confidant of mine serving as lead director on our board since 2012.”

“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, our company has witnessed year-on-year growth and while the times ahead present new challenges, however, the opportunities remain bountiful,” he said.

“It is with this silver lining perspective in mind that Al Ansari’s appointment lends strategic substance as we work hard to position the group for exponential growth,” he added.

Speaking on his appointment, Dr Al Ansari said: “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 Al Banawi 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,” he added.

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