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Founded in 1960, by H.E. Easa Saleh Al Gurg, KCVO, CBE, the Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group (ESAG), is a multidivisional conglomerate with 27 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 and Saudi Arabia; its reach stretches across Asia, Middle East, and African continent, parts of America, Australia and New Zealand.

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ESAG, BAT celebrate 50 years of business partnership

ESAG, BAT celebrate 50 years of business partnership

Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group (ESAG) and British American Tobacco (BAT) recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of their successful partnership. The ceremony paid homage to the long-standing history of the two powerhouses, from when they joined forces in 1964.  

This alliance was cemented based on the fundamentals that are shared by both companies and built upon common values, such as providing consumers with choices and quality products. ESAG has been a cornerstone in BAT’s strategy for the UAE and has helped shape the company’s business throughout its journey in the past five decades.

Employees of both ESAG and BAT were present at the ceremony to celebrate the familial spirit that binds the two companies. Also in attendance were ESAG’s business partners, wholesalers, retailers and distributors who have also played an integral role in facilitating the companies’ achievements.

Commemorating the golden jubilee were His Excellency Easa Saleh Al Gurg and key members of the ESAG team  including Dr Raja Al Gurg, Managing Director; Abdulla Al Gurg, Group General Manager and Easa Farid Al Gurg, General Manager, -Trading & Projects; along with senior management of BAT Middle East (BAT ME). The leadership team of BAT ME included  Attila Kundrak, Area Director for BAT Middle East; Bassem Lotfy, Finance Director for BAT Middle East; and Antony Hooper, Country Manager for BAT in the Arabian Gulf. 

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