Participating Companies 2019
The following CEOs will be participating in our CEOx1Day project for 2019:
Abdulla Al Gurg, Group CEO, Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group LLC
bdulla Al Gurg is the Group Chief Executive Officer of Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group LLC, a multi divisional conglomerate with 27 companies. The Group's diverse product and business interests predominantly include retail, building and construction, industrial, real estate and joint ventures.
Burç Cankat, Vice President and General Manager, Colgate-Palmolive
Burç Cankat is Vice President and General Manager to Colgate-Palmolive’s North Africa, Middle East and Turkey along with the French Overseas Territories which all constitutes the NAMET Hub.
Bruce Robertson, MD, Jaguar Land Rover MENA
Bruce joined the MENA team with 22 years of experience in global sales and operational roles for Jaguar Land Rover in key markets including China, the UK and South Africa.
Dietmar Siersdorfer, CEO, Siemens Middle East & Siemens LLC UAE
Based in the UAE, Siersdorfer joined Siemens in 1987 in Mannheim, Germany, as an electrical engineer and held various managerial positions in the Industry and Energy sectors during his tenure at the company.
Guido Ferralasco, MD, Ferrero
Ferralasco is an Italian Managing Director with 20 years of international accomplishments overseeing all commercial functions, including strategy development, sales development and marketing with in-depth analytical and strategic ability to facilitate operational and procedural planning.
Jasper Hope, CEO, Dubai Opera
Jasper Hope is Chief Executive of Dubai Opera, the city’s first purpose built multi-format performing arts theatre which opened on 31st August 2016 in the heart of Downtown Dubai.
Nadim Najjar, Managing Director, Refinitiv
Nadim Najjar is the Managing Director of Refinitiv, formerly the Financial & Risk business of Thomson Reuters, in the Middle East & Africa (MEA).
Olivier Harnisch, CEO, Emaar Hospitality Group
Olivier Harnisch brings to Emaar over 30 years of international experience in the hotel and tourism industry. Previous to Emaar Hospitality Group, he was Chief Operating Officer of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group in Brussels, responsible for a portfolio of over 350 hotels.
Paul Griffiths, CEO, Dubai Airports
Paul Griffiths is Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Airports, with the responsibility for the operation and development of DXB and DWC. Paul joined Dubai Airports as its first CEO in October 2007 and has since overseen a series of flawless facility openings including Terminal 3 at Dubai International in 2008.
Prasanth Manghat, CEO, NMC Health
Prasanth Manghat is the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of NMC Health Plc., UAE’s largest private healthcare company and amongst the top three fertility providers in the world.
Tyrone Reid, CEO, Alabbar Enterprises
A global leader, restaurateur and truly customer focused operator, Tyrone is the Chief Executive Officer for Alabbar Enterprises, a Parent Company of fifteen Retail and F&B brands operating across the UAE.
Youssef Mouallem, MD MEA, Dyson
Youssef Mouallem is a senior multi-disciplinary professional, with vast experience across the total Value Chain (from factory to consumer) with focus on strategy deployment and general management.
Yves Manghardt, Chairman and CEO, Nestlé Middle East
Yves Manghardt is Chairman and CEO of Nestlé Middle East, which employs more than 13,000 people and operates 18 factories across 13 countries in the region.
Walter Jopp, CEO, Zurich International Life
Walter Jopp is Chief Executive Officer for Zurich International Life in the Middle East. In his 25 years with Zurich, Walter has held several senior roles in Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.