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Executive Team

Outlining our vision

Farid Anabtawi


President - Automotive Group

Prior to joining Alghanim Industries, Farid spent 17 years in the automotive industry, where he held a number of executive level positions with General Motors in Europe, USA and South America. Before delving into the automotive sector, Farid spent 6 years in auditing and financial analysis. Under his leadership, our automotive business continues to lead the region in customer satisfaction and best channel to market for automotive manufactures, which is essential to pave the way for future growth.

Farid holds a bachelor’s degree in management from Webster University, Geneva, Switzerland, and an MBA from the International Institute for Management Development (IMD), Switzerland. He has also completed the E-Commerce Executive Program at Stanford University, Palo Alto, USA.


Our Executive Team

Kutayba Y. Alghanim

Executive Chairman

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Samir Kasem

Chief Executive Officer

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Robert Etman

Group Chief Financial Officer

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Samer Sayegh

President – Retail, F&B, and Customer Engagement

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Hashim Gillani

President – Strategy, Business Development and M&A

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Holger Laubenthal

President – Consumer and Manufacturing

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Fawaz Alawadhi

Chief Legal Officer

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Bill O’Shea

Chief Financial Officer

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