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Nassef Sawiris

Executive chairman, OCI/co-owner, Aston Villa FC

Origin: Egypt

Residence: Egypt

Sector: Industry/Sport

Last year, ADNOC and the Euronext-listed OCI took their jointly-owned fertiliser venture Fertiglobe onto the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX). With a $795m IPO, it was the third-largest ever listing on ADX at the time. That Fertiglobe’s shares jumped 20 per cent on its trading debut was only a testament to the future prospects of the firm which sold the UAE’s first cargo of blue ammonia to Japan a few weeks ahead of the listing. Apart from being the co-owner of Aston Villa FC, some of his strategic investments include a 6 per cent stake in Adidas and another stake in LafargeHolcim, which is among the world’s largest cement manufacturers.


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