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.