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Agthia elects Khalifa Sultan Al Suwaidi as new chairman

Staff Report/Dubai
Filed on May 7, 2020
Khalifa Sultan Al Suwaidi. - Supplied photo

Khalifa Sultan Al Suwaidi is also Chief Investment Officer at ADQ

Agthia Group PJSC, one of the region's leading food and beverages companies has announced the election of Khalifa Sultan Al Suwaidi as chairman of its board of directors.

In addition, six new board members were elected for a three-year term following election results revealed during the company's annual general meeting.

 Al Suwaidi, Chief Investment Officer at ADQ, manages ADQ's portfolio of assets in the utilities, industries, logistics and food and agriculture sectors to deliver long-term growth and value. He brings a broad set of skills and experience to his additional role through serving on multiple boards and in other senior capacities across a variety of Abu Dhabi government assets.

Al Suwaidi said: "Agthia Group continues to expand its operations and interests across regional markets as well as diversifying its product range within the food and beverages industry. Agthia is an important member of the ADQ portfolio of companies, and industries such as agri-food are ushering in a new era of innovation and sustainability, supporting the UAE's success and Abu Dhabi's Ghadan 21 programme. Working together with our newly elected Board members and the Company's leadership, we will endeavor to guide and support the company to achieve further growth."

In addition to Aghtia's newly appointed chairman and vice-chairman, the remaining board members include:

The five other new Agthia Board members elected are: Khalaf Al Hammadi; Khamis Mohamed Al Shamsi; Saifuddin Rupawala; Gianluca Fabbri and Gil Adotevi. 

Salmeen Obaid Alameri, who has been elected vice-chairman of Agthia, also holds the position of chief executive officer at Al Dahra Agriculture and has more than 20 years of commercial and operational management expertise, notably in the feed and food sector. In his current role at Al Dahra, Alameri oversees global logistics, drives business growth within the Human Food division, as well as manages the global expansion of product lines and new geographies for the company.

Jamal Salem Al Dhaheri, Agthia Group Acting CEO, said: "We thank our previous Chairman and Board members for their dedication and wisdom, and we are delighted to welcome our new Chairman and Board who will lead us in the next stage of our journey. We are privileged to have people with such depth of industry and sector knowledge and insight to lead us in our future growth."  - business@khaleejtimes.com

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