Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair & family

About Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair & family

Birth Day: November 12, 1954
Birth Sign: Sagittarius
Children: Mansor Al Ghurair, Abdullah Al Ghurair, Saood Al Ghurair, and two daughters CEO of Mashreq Bank Speaker of the House of the Federal National Council
Parent(s): Abdulla Al Ghurair

Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair & family Net Worth

Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair & family was bornon November 12, 1954 in United Arab Emirates. Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair presides over Mashreq, a leading bank in the United Arab Emirates. The bank is on the path to recovery after taking a hit for its exposure to bad real estate loans. Assets are still declining, but in a turnaround, Mashreq's net earnings were up almost 17% in the first nine months of 2011. Al Ghurair has served as head of UAE's national assembly, but will reportedly not seek another term this year. The Al Ghurair conglomerate, which has interests in food, construction, and retail is looking to invest in Libya, where it already owns reportedly half of the country's largest oil refinery.
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💰 Net worth: $2.9 Billion

2010 $3.5 Billion
2011 $2.7 Billion
2012 $2.9 Billion
2018 $2.9 Billion

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Biography/Timeline

1954

Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair عبد العزيز الغرير(born 12 November 1954) of the United Arab Emirates, is the Chief Executive Officer of the publicly traded Mashreq Bank, and Billionaire. As of 2011 his net worth was estimated by Forbes to be $2.7 billion, making him the 420th richest person in the world.

1960

Al-Ghurair is currently the head of Mashreq Bank, a leading United Arab Emirates commercial bank founded by his uncle Majed Ahmed AlGhurair during the Gulf's first oil boom in the 1960s. Bank profits were down across the region this year, but his family's diverse holdings in real estate, cement, contracting, publishing, residential care and petrochemicals, among others, has helped soften the blow. The food division of his holdings, headed by his brother Essa, includes the Middle East's second-largest flour mill and ubiquitous Masafi mineral water. Al Ghurair chairs the Arab Business Angels Network, an organisation that seeks to match angel investment funding with startups by Arab entrepreneurs.

1977

Al Ghurair trained as an industrial Engineer and gained an honours degree from California Polytechnic State University. He joined Mashreq in 1977. He worked in various capacities till 1988 and he took over responsibility for the bank’s international operations, setting up branches in New York—US, London—UK, Bahrain, Qatar, Egypt, India and Pakistan. He was appointed Executive Director in 1989 and became CEO the following year.

1990

Al Ghurair is also the CEO of Mashreq Group. He was appointed to the role in 1990 and has since steered the bank into becoming a world-class financial services institution. Under his 17-year tenure the bank’s assets have risen to AED 72.6 billion as of June 2007—a 50.3 per cent increase from 2006.

2007

Al Ghurair was Speaker of the House of the Federal National Council (FNC) in the United Arab Emirates (the UAE Parliament) from 2007 until 2011.

2008

Al Ghurair was part of the highest-level official delegation from the United Arab Emirates ever to visit the Vatican met with Pope Benedict and Cardinal Bertone, on 21 October 2008. He also has been honoured with a special Lifetime Achievement Award, at the CEO Middle East Awards.

2009

Al Ghurair has three sons and two daughters. His sons are Saood, Mansoor and Abdulla. Saood, graduated from the University of San Diego in 2009.

2018

His endeavours have earned the bank many international accolades, including the ‘Best Bank in the UAE’ Award 2006 from Euromoney magazine and the MasterCard Product Award for Mashreq UAE E-Gate Prepaid MasterCard card.