Dr Raja Easa Al Gurg named new chairperson of ESAG
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Dr Raja Easa Al Gurg named new chairperson of ESAG

Dr Raja Easa Al Gurg named new chairperson of ESAG

In addition to the new role, Dr Raja Easa Al Gurg will continue to hold the post of group managing director of Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group (ESAG)

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Dr Raja Easa Al Gurg has been named the new chairperson of Dubai-based conglomerate Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group (ESAG). She continues to retain her position as group managing director.

The appointment, which is in-line with the group’s pre-approved succession planning charter following the passing of its founder Easa Saleh Al Gurg in March, ensures a smooth business transition and continuation of ESAG’s legacy built and shaped by the late chairman.

One of the UAE’s most respected business leaders, Dr Raja is a member of the board of directors of Dubai Chambers. She is renowned for championing female empowerment in the workplace as president of the Dubai Business Women Council. In addition to being deputy chairperson of the National Bank of Fujairah and on the advisory board of Coutts Bank, she is a member of the board of directors of Dubai Academic Health Corporation.

Dr Raja is closely involved in several philanthropic, social and charitable activities, notably with the Easa Saleh Al Gurg Charity Foundation and Al Jalila Foundation.

She is also ranked among Gulf Business‘ global list of the  100 most powerful Arab leaders 2022.

“Succeeding my late father is a tremendous privilege and one that I take up with great responsibility. I look forward to continuing on the path of his forward thinking strategies for the group as he was a true visionary. I am confident of the support of our long standing partners, loyal clientele and larger ESAG family in all my endeavours as chairperson,” said Dr Raja.

“As an integral part of the nation’s growth story, ESAG will continue its long-standing commitment to support UAE’s wise leadership and advance the ongoing development of building a diversified knowledge-based economy underpinned by a wide array of robust industries and sectors,” she added.

Other appointments
Muna Easa Al Gurg will take on the responsibility of vice-chairperson, along with her role as director of retail. In addition to her leadership of the retail segment of ESAG, Muna Easa Al Gurg has been chairperson of Young Arab Leaders UAE, where she promotes education, entrepreneurship and youth development.

She is a board director of HSBC Bank Middle East, and also a founding board member of Endeavor UAE, a non-profit promoting high-impact entrepreneurship in emerging and growth markets. She is actively involved in philanthropy and is on the board of the Emirates Foundation for Youth Development and the Easa Saleh Al Gurg Charity Foundation.

Maryam Easa Al Gurg will assume the role of director at ESAG and member of the board of directors. She is also an active member of the Dubai Business Women’s Council. Besides her role within ESAG, Maryam Easa Al Gurg also devotes her time to support varied activities and initiatives of the Easa Saleh Al Gurg Charity Foundation.

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