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Executive Team

Outlining our vision

Robert Etman

Group Chief Financial Officer

p>Prior to joining Alghanim Industries, Robert served as Senior Vice President – Finance, for Unilever’s Global Supply Chain, an organization that handled the procurement, manufacturing, logistics and customer service activities for the entire Unilever Group.


Robert brings a wealth of international finance experience to Alghanim Industries, having held management positions with Unilever for over 20 years. He has particular expertise in financial control and risk management, strategy development, mergers and acquisitions, change management, business systems deployment and treasury operations.

Robert holds a master of science degree in applied physics and computer science from Technical University, Delft, Netherlands, and is a Chartered Accountant with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, United Kingdom. He is also a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at Wharton School of Management, University of Pennsylvania, USA.

Our Executive Team

Kutayba Y. Alghanim

Executive Chairman

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Samir Kasem

Chief Executive Officer

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Dr. Fawaz Alawadhi

Chief Legal Officer

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Bill O’Shea

Chief Financial Officer

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Samer Sayegh

President – Retail, Distribution, F&B and Customer Engagement

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Abdullah AlAfasi

Chief Institutional Affairs Officer

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Farid Anabtawi

President - Automotive, Manufacturing and Engineered Products

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Hashim Gillani

President – Strategy, Business Development and M&A

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