Participating Companies - UAE

The following CEOs participated in our CEOx1Day project for 2020

Faraz Khalid, CEO,

Faraz Khalid is the Chief Executive Officer of, is a joint venture between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund and Mohamed Alabbar. noon was founded with the mission of building an ecosystem of homegrown digital companies from the region, for the region to safeguard the future of the Middle East’s digital landscape. 

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Phil Malem, CEO, Serco Middle East

Phil joined Serco in April 2019 and since his appointment, he has repositioned the business in alignment with a new strategy to continue its growth trajectory.

Under his leadership, Serco’s 5,500 strong employee base across the Middle East manage people, assets and data with the support of the latest technological solutions in the transport, defence, healthcare, justice and immigration sectors.

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Regis Schultz, President, Al-Futtaim Retail

Régis Schultz is President of Al Futtaim Group Retail division. Operating in three regions, Middle East, North Africa and South-East Asia, the Retail division spreads across 15 countries and runs more than 70 world-leading brands such as IKEA, Marks & Spencer, Nike, Guess, Toys R Us, Zara, to name a few.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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