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Adrian Brown

Adrian Brown photo General counsel | Takamul Investment Company

With almost a decade spent as Takamul Investment Company’s general counsel, Adrian Brown has been at the company, which is owned by the Oman government, since its incorporation in 2008 and is highly recommended as having ‘high professional standards and broad legal knowledge’ according to one source. Advising on all legal and compliance affairs as …

Ahmad Zaky Ismail

Ahmad Zaky Ismail photo General legal counsel | Saudi Aramco Shell Refinery Company (SASREF)

Ahmad Zaky Ismail amasses over 24 years as an accomplished general counsel within the private and public sector, specialising in strategic regulatory management, corporate governance, mergers & acquisitions and pre and post M&A integration. Assuming his current position in June 2016, as the general counsel for Saudi Aramco Shell Refinery Company (SASREF) Ismail is responsible …

Ajith Madhavan

Ajith Madhavan photo Head of legal - GCC | Aster DM Healthcare

Managing the legal matters of a healthcare company with operations across eight countries is not a small task, and one that requires the management skills of an exceptional general counsel. Ajith Madhavan has been head of legal at Dubai-headquartered Aster DM Healthcare since 2010, when he joined the group to create an in-house legal department, …

Alex Ridout

Alex Ridout photo ‎General counsel and company secretary | Lamprell

Alex Ridout has always combined corporate ability with legal attributes in his career, but did not originally envision working in the oil and gas sector, originally qualifying in a boutique London legal firm. Moving to the Middle East region in 2002, he realised the huge opportunities in oil and gas for a top legal counsel …

Alexandre Fathay

Alexandre Fathay photo General counsel and company secretary | Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC)

Alexandre Fathay has amassed almost 20 years of in-house experience in senior positions. Originally from France, Fathay’s in-house journey began at France Telecom where he served as corporate counsel in Paris for five years from 1999 to 2004. He was then recruited by Compass Group, the UK-headquartered leading food and support services company, to be …

Ali Alfrayhat

Ali Alfrayhat photo Chief legal counsel | Executive Affairs Authority

The Executive Affairs Authority is tasked with providing up to date strategic policy advice to the chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. As such, it has a highly important role to play …

Ali Khalaf

Ali Khalaf photo General counsel | Evolvence Capital

Throughout his career, Ali Khalaf has always sought to combine his legal ability with business acumen. Indeed, he places this business expertise (honed using expert knowledge gained via an MBA from Kogod School of Business at American University in Washington DC) as instrumental in his being identified as an ideal candidate for an in-house role …

Amr Marar

Amr Marar photo Manager legal department and board secretary | Saudi Chevron Phillips

In 1999, Saudi Chevron Phillips Company (SCP) was the first private sector investment in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s petrochemical industry. The facility is owned 50 percent by Arabian Chevron Phillips Petrochemical Company Limited (ACP), a wholly owned subsidiary of Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC, and 50 percent by Saudi Industrial Investment Group (SIIG).

Andre Roos

Andre Roos photo Group corporate secretary | Ahli United Bank

Ahli United Bank is the largest bank in Bahrain by total assets, being founded in the year 2000 on the back of a merger between The United Bank of Kuwait and Al-Ahli Commercial Bank. Andre Roos, group head for legal and corporate affairs, has immense experience of the institution. He originally joined the bank in …

Andrew Cooke

Andrew Cooke photo General counsel | Flash Entertainment

Andrew Cooke welcomes the varied nature of his role as general counsel of FLASH Entertainment, the region’s premier live events company. Indeed, he recalls being thrown in at the deep end from the start. ‘In December 2011, when I was less than six months into the job, we delivered a two-day dance music festival, an …

Anneliese Reinhold

Anneliese Reinhold photo General counsel and senior vice president legal | du

Telecoms company du occupies an important place in the history of the diversification of the UAE’s economy, as it was the first domestic telecoms company to challenge the market upon its founding in 2005. It has grown exponentially since this time, achieving over 50% market share within five years of the company’s launch, and now …

Anuraag Malhotra

Anuraag Malhotra photo General counsel and chief tax officer | Landmark Group

One of the most significant achievements in Anuraag Malhotra’s career since joining the Dubai headquartered multinational conglomerate Landmark Group in 2004 has been establishing a well organised legal department; the team has grown from a one-person function to a ‘highly efficient and business focused team of professionals’. Malhotra has also ‘conceptualised, designed and created a …

Anwar El Khatib

Anwar El Khatib photo Executive vice president legal and compliance | Oman Insurance Company

Anwar El Khatib is a lawyer with over 21 years’ experience in both private practice and in-house environments, which has given him a ‘diversified and strong knowledge in litigation, consultancy and corporate affairs.’ Since joining Oman Insurance Company, one of UAE’s leading financial institutions, El Khatib has been overseeing all legal and transactional affairs and …

Ayman El Mahmoudy

Ayman El Mahmoudy photo General counsel | SaudiGulf Airlines

SaudiGulf Airlines is the third domestic Saudi airline in operation, after Saudia and budget carrier flynas. Aiming to occupy a gap in the market in the airline industry in Saudi Arabia, SaudiGulf began operations in October 2016 using an initial fleet of four brand-new Airbus A320 aircraft, with a further 24 Bombardier CS300 jets to …

Ayman Hamdy

Ayman Hamdy photo General counsel | Emaar Properties

Listed on the Dubai Financial Market and boasting 2016 revenues of over $4.3bn, Emaar Properties is the largest and most prominent real estate developer in the UAE. Among other projects, it is the guiding force behind perhaps the most internationally-recognised symbol of the UAE globally, the Burj Khalifa. Alongside this tower (the tallest in the …

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