About ESAG

The Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group (ESAG) is one of UAE’s most eminent family businesses with 27 companies in its portfolio. With a history dating back to 1960, the Group is partnered by leading brands in various areas of enterprise across wide ranging industry and consumer sectors. Beginning in its early years as an exclusive trading partner for well-known consumer brands such as Grundig and Siemens, ESAG today is a diversified conglomerate with businesses in retail, building and construction, industrial and real estate. The Group’s institutional strengths, value-added products and services hold the key to its successful business relationships with partners and customers.

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Easa Saleh Al Gurg

Easa Saleh Al Gurg, the Founder, was a distinguished personality who has surpassed in various fields of activity including politics, business and diplomacy. He was 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 plus 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. Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the late President of the UAE, with the Order of Zayed II in 1997.

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

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