Abdulla Al Gurg is a member of the Board of Directors for ESAG. He leads and manages the Group’s private investments and joint venture relationships.
In his previous role as Group CEO, Abdulla expanded ESAG's footprint in the GCC region; in the Sultanate of Oman, Iraq and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Within ESAG he focussed on business process engineering and optimisation with emphasis on developing technology that intelligently manages and empowers the supply chain. Abdulla intuitively perceives the threads of opportunity through ESAG, while guiding senior management to extend their thinking and drive business advantage. He has also spearheaded major tactical shifts, transforming the Group’s technological base from a functional focus to an enabler of innovation while integrating the finance element to support ESAG’s growth and expansion. He has been instrumental in leading the activation of a Treasury Management System, helping establish the first in-house bank in the GCC region.
Abdulla has further consolidated ESAG’s long standing successful partnerships with several global partners and clients. He is an active Board member within the Group’s joint ventures, namely Al Gurg Fosroc, Siemens, Al Gurg Smollan, Al Gurg Unilever, Akzo Nobel Decorative Paints and Siemens Healthineers. Abdulla is also on the Board of Directors for the National Bank of Fujairah.
Abdulla’s passionate belief in people has inspired them to become more active and valuable contributors within ESAG. He believes in being future fit in all aspects of business and within his day to day life while constantly exploring new horizons. His refreshing candour and ability to engage an audience has allowed Abdulla to share his leadership views on entrepreneurship and family businesses at expert forums.
His passion for Middle Eastern art and its revival on the world stage has led to his inclusion as a member of Tate's Middle East North Africa Acquisitions Committee. Abdulla is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Easa Saleh Al Gurg Charity Foundation. In recognition of the Foundation‘s charitable efforts, he was the Lloyds TSB Torchbearer for the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay.