About ESAG

Founded in 1960, by H.E. Easa Saleh Al Gurg, KCVO, CBE, the Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group LLC (ESAG), is a multidivisional conglomerate with 28 companies. The Group has a range of diverse product and business interests that predominantly include retail, building and construction, industrial and joint ventures. With an active presence throughout UAE, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Qatar; its reach stretches across Asia, Middle East, and African continent, parts of America, Australia and New Zealand.

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HE Easa Saleh Al Gurg

His Excellency Easa Saleh Al Gurg, the Chairman, is a distinguished personality who has surpassed in various fields of activity including politics, business and diplomacy. He is known and admired for his sharp intellect and trade acumen.

He founded the Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group in 1960, after gaining extensive experience in banking and finance. The business started with the acquisition of Grundig’s sole distributorship in the UAE, followed by agency rights for British American Tobacco. During the past five decades numerous other blue-chip brands, real estate, retail, trading and manufacturing units have been added to the group’s extensive portfolio.

Besides his business interests, His Excellency has also played a significant role in shaping the history of the UAE as a member of the Deliberative Committee of the Trucial States Development Office. In 1971, he was appointed as the Executive Director of the Trucial States Development Board.

He was Ambassador to the UK & the Republic of Ireland from 1991 till 2009. He was awarded CBE (Commander in the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) in 1990.

On retirement from the Ambassadorship, His Excellency was awarded KCVO (Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order) by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain.

He has also been honoured by H.H. Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the late President of the UAE, with the Order of Zayed II in 1997.

His Excellency’s other portfolios include the position of Vice Chairman of the National Bank of Fujairah.