John Iossifidis has over thirty-five years of banking industry expertise and was appointed as Group Chief Investment Officer at Al Ghurair Investment in 2020. He is responsible for leading one of UAE’s largest diversified family businesses, comprising six distinct industry sectors and 28,000 people. Committed to driving transformational business change, John is mandated to deliver the next phase of the company’s growth journey, whilst preserving the core heritage values of the prestigious Al Ghurair family name.
Prior to joining Al Ghurair Investment, John served as Chief Executive Officer at Noor Bank from 2017-2020 and through instilling a culture of transparency and innovation, he successfully doubled shareholder value over a period of two years. Before this, John spent over eight years at Mashreq Bank, in a range of positions including Group Head & EVP Corporate and Investment Banking. Prior to moving to the UAE in the year 2000, John held a number of senior executive roles within international banks in Singapore, Sri Lanka and his native Australia.
John holds an Executive MBA from Australia’s prestigious Monash University.
Graduated from Suffolk University, Boston, USA, Rashid has been a Board Member of Al Ghurair Investment for over a decade. His role is to enable the group in pursuing profitable and strategic investments, de-risk balance sheets of businesses and forecast potential opportunities.
In parallel, Rashid is also the Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee at Al Ghurair Investment and serves as a Member of the Board of trustees for the Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education.
As Group Vice President – Legal, Samer oversees the overall legal aspects of the Group and provides legal advice and appropriate solutions to assist with the affairs of the Group companies and their operations.
Prior to Al Ghurair, Samer served as Group Chief Legal Officer with ETA, where he was responsible for developing the legal department. Samer has a Bachelor of Law from the University of Jordan and Doctorate of Law from Université des Sciences Sociales de Toulouse.
Since taking over the reins at Al Ghurair Construction, Badr has demonstrated sound leadership in not only managing the existing business portfolio, but also effectively growing a presence across Saudi Arabia, India and Qatar.
An economics graduate from Boston University – USA, Badr Al Ghurair is the Chief Executive Officer of Al Ghurair Construction, in addition to being a Board Member of Oman Insurance Company and Al Ghurair.
Sultan joined Al Ghurair in 2004. Since then, he has been actively and successfully leading a number of the family's business units. His first assignment was at the Special Projects Division where he learnt the business.
A good business leader, Sultan has a strong proven track record of corporate success. He holds a Degree in Finance from Suffolk University in Massachusetts, USA.
Since 2009, Djamal has held the position of Chief Executive Officer for Al Ghurair Resources Oils and Proteins (AGROP) and Al Ghurair Foods (AGF). Through his leadership, the businesses have transformed from small regional players, to become major supply chain solution providers of soft commodities such as flour, wheat, maize, barley and oil seeds, across markets in the GCC, South East Asia, and Africa. In 2020, AGROP marked a milestone year in its history, crushing more than 1 million tons of canola seeds in a single year.
During his time in this role, Djamal has been an active part of the US Wheat Association, International Association of Operative Miller, Global Grains Association, Grain and Feed Trade Association and US Soybean Export Council, committed to enhancing a food security and safety in the global food market.
Prior to becoming CEO, Djamal was Vice President of the company heading trading and procurement of Grains and Oilseed. In 2004, the Oil business was added, with the company then re-branding to become AGROP, as it is known today.
Before joining Al Ghurair, Djamal held roles in commodity and currency trading and exchange across diverse industry sectors.
Djamal Djouhri was born in Algiers, Algeria. He graduated from School of Economics in Algeria with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Major in Management, and completed his Master’s Degree in Business Administration at San Diego State University, USA.