Previous CEOs from 2019

The following CEOs participated in our CEOx1Day project for 2019

Alisha Moopen, Executive Director & CEO of Aster and Medcare Hospitals & Clinics GCC

Alisha Moopen is currently the Executive Director & CEO of Aster and Medcare Hospitals & Clinics in GCC. Having joined the company as a Director in 2013, she is responsible for overseeing the strategic direction and development of the company, and notably spearheading the expansion of the group into new markets.


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.


Grant Porter, CEO, Atkins

Grant is Chief Executive Officer for Atkins Middle East & Africa leading the 1,800 strong business across 10 offices, delivering world-class multi-disciplinary architecture, engineering, supervision, design and programme management.


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.


Jeroen Beijer, General Manager MEA, The LEGO Group 

In 2018 Jeroen Beijer became the GM for LEGO Middle East & Africa which caters for around 20 markets in the region through a hub in Johannesburg and a newly established MEA headquarter in Dubai.


Malek Sukkar, CEO, Averda

Malek Sukkar is CEO of Averda, the largest Environmental Services provider in the emerging world. After obtaining a BSc in Manufacturing Engineering from Boston University, Mass. USA, Malek began his career with high-tech production machinery manufacturer Complete Process in London.


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).


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.


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