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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    H.E. 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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    H.E. Masaood Ahmed Al Masaood, Chairman

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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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    Brian Woodside, Group Chief Financial Officer

    Brian Woodside joined the Al Masaood Group in January 2018 as Group Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Executive Committee.  He is a British national with over 30 years of experience in business and finance, with around half of this time spent in the Middle East.

    He began his career in the UK with Price Waterhouse as an auditor and tax consultant before moving into industry in 1990.  He subsequently worked in London for a global consulting engineering group before moving to the Middle East. His experience is now diverse across different sectors, forms of organisation and geographies. His focus for the Group is to initiate restructuring, develop governance/risk management structures and implement system and policy improvements.

    Brian has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Birmingham and is a UK Chartered Accountant.

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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 is an international consultant based in Miami, Florida providing the Board with relevant expertise and advice in relation to finance, real estate, and business administration issues. David was first introduced to Al Masaood through a related family private office which he has advised since 2008 in relation to U.S. real property and other asset management matters.

    He has been a frequent visitor to the UAE since 2002. In 2017, he established his own consultancy Company in Miami and was appointed as a non-executive member of the ExCo. As a Board consultant David provides valuable financial analysis and independent advice to the Company. David graduated summa cum laude from the University of Florida majoring in finance and holds a Masters in Business Administration.

    He became a CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) Charter Holder in 2013 and is a member of the CFA Society of South Florida and the CFA Society Emirates. He is also a Licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of Florida.