Al Masaood | Abu Dhabi | UAE

Our Team

The Al Masaood Group is managed by a Board of Directors representing members of the Al Masaood family with significant interests in the organization and its companies and partnerships. Collectively Directors oversee the core businesses of the Group and, individually, their own specific partnerships.

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    Mr Masaood Ahmed Al Masaood

    H.E. Masaood Ahmed Al Masaood is Chairman of the Al Masaood Group Board of Directors with responsibilities covering a wide array of trading activities and industrial sectors. The activities of the Group cover most sectors of the economy, including construction, automotive, real estate, insurance, power and heavy engineering. H.E. Masaood Al Masaood has held senior public office as well as overseeing the development of key strategic activities of Al Masaood. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.

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    Mr Ahmed Rahma Al Masaood, Vice Chairman

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    Mr Tariq Ahmed Al Masaood

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    Mr Masaood Rahma Al Masaood

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    Mr Humaid Al Masaood

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    Mr Khalifa Al Masaood

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    Robert Schwarz OBE, Chief Operating Officer

    Robert Schwarz joined the Al Masaood Group in 1983. He has managed various Divisions and immediately prior to his current position was Group Business Development Manager.

    Apart from his career with Al Masaood, Robert has contributed significantly to the development of Abu Dhabi's business leadership and its corporate growth. From 2001 to 2007 he was Chairman of the British Business Group Abu Dhabi, and to this day he remains an active member of the British Business Group Committee. In 2006, he was nominated by the Crown Prince HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan as the first non-UAE national Board member of the newly formed Abu Dhabi Council for Economic Development. He is a member of the National Advisory Board of the Zayed University College of Business Sciences.

    Robert holds a Diploma in Company Direction (Dip IOD, Institute of Directors, UK) and has a degree in Applied Sciences with Operational Research from the University of Sussex. He was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in June 2011 for services to British business in Abu Dhabi.

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    Adam Grundy, Acting Chief Financial Officer

    Adam Grundy is a seasoned finance professional, with almost 20 years’ experience gained in 3 separate continents. Adam joined the Al Masaood family of related companies in July 2009 as a Financial Controller, tasked with transformation of the financial structures and controls for a number of internationally recognised brands.

    In 2015 he moved to the main Group as an Assistant to the Chief Financial Officer, and since the beginning of 2017 has been involved in the restructuring of the Group, culminating in his appointment as Acting Chief Financial Officer in June 2017.

    He holds a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics and Accountancy and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

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    Ziad Abou Nasr, Executive Committee Member

    Ziad Abou Nasr joined the Al Masaood Private Office in September 2000, managing a portfolio of assets comprising real estate, publicly listed securities and private equity. He played a primary role in restructuring the management of the portfolios spanning multiple asset classes and geographical diversity.

    He has also managed the funding structures for the Private Office to ensure relationships with financial institutions achieve the maximum benefits for primary beneficiaries. From January 2017 he has been part of the Chairman’s appointed team tasked with restructuring the Al Masaood Group.

    Ziad holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Master’s degree in International Relations and Diplomacy.

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    David Hughes CFA, Executive Committee Member

    David Hughes has considerable expertise in finance and real estate, and joined the Group through a related company in 2008 with responsibility for real estate investment and asset management. His principal role currently focuses on the key areas of corporate finance, portfolio analysis and enterprise risk management.

    David has a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Florida. In 2013, he became a CFA Charterholder and he is a licensed real estate broker.