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Essa Al Ghurair

Vice Chairman
Al Ghurair Investment LLC

Born: August 2, 1957

Graduate in Business Administration, San Diego State University, California, USA

Mr. Essa Al Ghurair has extensive experience in managing industrial manufacturing businesses and has a special interest in the manufacture and trading of Foods and Food grains in international markets. As Chairman of the Resources Division, he oversees the diverse business activities of the large scale trade and manufacturing processes which has made Al Ghurair Resources a key player in the field of agricultural commodities. The company specializes in the trading of Grains, Oils & Proteins and Pulses sectors, providing agricultural raw materials to manufacturers and traders of foods, bio-fuels and feed.

Mr. Essa is also heavily involved in developing and directing the businesses of the ETA Ascon Star Group, which is a highly diversified business conglomerate with interest in 16 industry segments mainly in Property development & management, Construction materials & services, and turnkey construction project management.

As Chairman of the Tharawat Family Business Forum, the first network for family businesses in the Arab world, Mr.Essa’s vision is to provide a sustainable platform of providing a knowledge resource, research hub and networking forum for the family-owned and -controlled businesses in the Middle East and North Africa.

Positions held by Mr. Essa Al Ghurair in the Group and its Joint ventures are:
Vice Chairman, Al Ghurair Investment LLC
Chairman, Al Ghurair Resources
Chairman, TransAsia Gas International LLC
Vice Chairman, ETA Ascon Star Group of Companies
Chairman, Tharawat – Family Business Forum
Director, Al Ghurair University
Director, National Cement Co. PSC


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