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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Muna Easa Al Gurg

Since 2008, Al Gurg has been Chairwoman of Young Arab Leaders UAE, where she promotes education, entrepreneurship and youth development. She is a founding board member of Hub Dubai, a non-profit collaborative playground for social, environmental and economic development.

Al Gurg has been advocating a greater role for women in business. In 2015 she launched the Muna Al Gurg Scholarship at London Business School, supporting female students studying on the school’s MBA and Executive MBA program.

Al Gurg has been serving on the board of several non-profit organizations, such as the Emirates Foundation for Youth Development where she works with Chairman Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan. At the Easa Saleh Al Gurg Charity Foundation, she is responsible for strategy and initiatives both in the UAE and internationally, including primary education support for underprivileged children in Zanzibar. She is on the advisory board of the Palestine Children's Relief Fund, and an ambassador of the UAE's Pink Caravan's breast cancer awareness initiative. Finally, she is a founding board member and Co-Chair of Endeavor UAE, a non-profit organization promoting high-impact entrepreneurship in emerging and growth markets.

In June 2010, Muna was recognized and presented the Emirates Women’s Award for outstanding achievers by HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum. 

She started her career with Saatchi & Saatchi in Dubai, and consequently joined the family business in 2001. She holds an MBA from London Business School in the UK and is also a Fellow of the Middle East Leadership Initiative of The Aspen Institute.

Muna Al Gurg is a frequent opinion columnist for the UAE’s leading daily newspaper - Gulf News.