Dr Raja Al Gurg

26. Dr Raja Al Gurg

Chairperson and managing director, Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group

Origin: UAE

Residence: UAE

Sector: Diversified

2023 Rank: 27

In 2022, Dr Al Gurg assumed the role of chairperson at the renowned Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group following her father’s passing. This distinguished family business boasts a diverse portfolio of 27 companies, with interests spanning retail, construction, and real estate in the UAE. Meanwhile, as the deputy chairperson of the National Bank of Fujairah, Dr. Al Gurg oversaw strong growth, with a 113 per cent year-on-year increase.

This growth led to a record net profit of Dhs725m by the close of 2023, compared to Dhs340m in 2022. Beyond her corporate responsibilities, Dr Al Gurg is a prominent figure in various organisations, serving as the founder of the Dubai Business Women Council and holding board positions at the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Dubai Academic Health Corporation.

Her influence extends to the academic sphere. She was appointed pro-chancellor of Heriot-Watt University Dubai in 2022. Furthermore, she was recognised with the Legion of Honor Chevalier, the highest French civilian award, in May of the following year, for her outstanding contributions to business and philanthropy.


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