Omar Abdullah Al Futtaim

Vice Chairman & CEO, Al-Futtaim Group

Omar A. Al Futtaim is the Vice Chairman & CEO of Al-Futtaim Group (AFG), one of the most progressive regional family business conglomerates, head-quartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

As Vice Chairman & CEO of this third generation privately owned business, Mr. Al Futtaim is responsible for leading and growing the business across five business verticals: automotive, financial services, real estate, retail and health. Today AFG is present in more than twenty different markets across the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Australia and employs in excess of 42,000 employees.

During a career that extends across three decades, Mr. Al Futtaim has served in a number of leadership positions. Prior to his career at Al-Futtaim Group, Mr. Al Futtaim worked in investment banking at Morgan Stanley in New York and the United Kingdom.

His entrepreneurship, rigorous customer focus and relentless drive for excellence have enabled AFG to successfully grow its business by responding to the changing needs of the customers and markets in which it operates.

Mr. Al Futtaim is a chairman and board member of a number of public organizations including the Commercial Bank of Dubai, Orient Insurance PJSC, Emirates Investment Bank PJSC and the Dubai Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Al Futtaim is also the Chairman of Al Futtaim Education Foundation, the non-profit education arm of the Group.

Mr. Al Futtaim holds a Bachelors’ Degree in Economics from McAlester College, Minnesota, USA.

About Al-Futtaim Group:

Established in the 1930s as a trading business, Al-Futtaim is one of the most progressive regional business houses headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Al-Futtaim employs 42,000 people and operates through more than 200 brands. The majority of businesses, built on a portfolio of world leading brands, dominate their sector. The Group has significantly expanded its operations in recent years through a strategic acquisition plan and has entered a number of new territories, increasing its footprint beyond the GCC and Greater Middle East to encompass South East and North Asia, Australasia, East Africa and Europe.

Today the Group’s five divisions: automotive, financial services, real estate, retail and health operate in more than 20 countries and are focused on providing quality products and services that enrich people’s lives and aspirations each and every day.  The success of Al-Futtaim is attributed to proactively managing change whilst upholding the values of respect, excellence, collaboration and integrity.  As Al-Futtaim’s global presence continues to grow and expand, we engage with the increasing number of communities where we operate, aiming to make a positive impact from a business, social and environmental perspective.