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Muna Al Gurg – Director Retail, Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group

An active member of Dubai’s business and non-profit community, Muna Al Gurg’s primary responsibility is towards her family business – the Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group – a diversified international conglomerate formed by her father in Dubai in 1960.

She is currently Director of Retail for the 50-year-old family business and responsible for strategy and operational development for the group’s international and local retail brands that include United Colours of Benetton, Siemens, Unilever and IDdesign.

Al Gurg is also Chairwoman of Young Arab Leaders UAE where she is responsible for spearheading this government-led enterprise’s effort in promoting education, entrepreneurship and youth development. Al Gurg is also a founding board member of Hub Dubai, a non-profit collaborative playground for social, environmental and economic development.

An active mentor at the Dubai Start-up sessions, a community of passionate entrepreneurs who believe in innovation, in 2012 she was selected to join the judging panel of a business reality show ‘The Entrepreneur’, produced by the UAE’s second largest telecoms firm ‘du’. Al Gurg is also on Endeavour Global‘s Middle East board.

A personal interest in social initiatives sees Al Gurg serve on the board of several non-profit organisations, including the Easa Saleh Al Gurg Charity Foundation, allowing her to extend philanthropic efforts by providing primary education support to over 300 underprivileged children in Zanzibar. She is also a board member of the Palestine Children’s Relief Fund, and ambassador of the UAE’s Pink Caravan’s breast cancer awareness initiative.

In June 2010, Al Gurg was recognized and presented the Emirates Women’s Award for outstanding achievers by HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum.

In 2004, a passion for promoting the arts in the GCC led Muna to a board seat on the Dubai Community Theatre and Arts Centre (DUCTAC), where she helped build this cultural centre.

Al Gurg started her career with Saatchi & Saatchi in Dubai, and consequently joined the family business in 2001. She holds an MBA from London Business School in the UK and is also a Fellow of the Middle East Leadership Initiative of The Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.

Al Gurg is a frequent opinion columnist for the UAE’s leading daily newspaper – Gulf News. Her updates can be followed on twitter @MunaAlGurg.

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15 Responses to “Profile”

  1. Susan Sebastian says:

    Amazing Website. I really like it.
    Keep up the years of perseverance, dedication, and hard work Muna~

  2. Ansam says:

    All the best Muna! You are awesome!

  3. Lenka says:

    Outstanding! Really good work Muna! Added to my favorites.

  4. Saad Bhatti says:

    Great work!! keep it up…

  5. Kuluwaz says:

    You are truly inspiring! Giving children access to education is the best thing you can do for them. This so reminds me of the story of Greg Mortenson who’s been instrumental and directly responsible for building more than 130 schools, mostly for girls in remote regions of Afghanistan and Pakistan. Read more about him at http://www.gregmortenson.com
    Keep doing the good works and continue to be an inspiration for young women around the world

  6. Hani says:

    You deserve to be considered as a role model and you already are. Well done lady

  7. Shalin says:

    Wow! Must say I am pleasantly surprised. My Dad had updated me on your accomplishments…you must be proud of yourself! I am glad to see that you are achieving your dreams!

  8. Saeed Khan says:

    Appointed as Chairwoman of Young Arab Leaders in the UAE, you are truly a inspiring individual who is not only contributing to the UAE but other parts of world such as setting up a school in Zanzibar.

    I was recently in London attending the Viking Johnson Distributor Conference 2011 where about 82 people from 42 countries attended the conference. I had the opportunity to distribute PRISM to all of them. Some were quite impressed with the size of ESAG. You may receive some feedback from them directly.

    You deserve to be considered a role model.

  9. Farrukh Mobeen says:

    Very impressive!

  10. Anfal Al Radwan says:

    WOW mashallah, very impressive … all the best Muna 😉

  11. Aswad says:

    Wow Muna, you really doing great saw you on the Entreprenuer and couldn’t believe it, its Aswad by the way, long time and hope all is well.

  12. Tareq says:

    Outstanding work Ms. Muna, keep it up and we might have business collabration together one fine day. we can discuess more via mail, if you are interested. all the best .

  13. Muna, you are not only an inspiration to the professional woman but also to aspiring young students. I’d like to invite you to speak at University event. Please do get in touch. All the best.

  14. Dr. Motaher Hossain says:

    Mashallah, you really deserve to be considered as a role model of Arab Woman. Yes, truly inspiring . By the way, How can i get ur advise regarding a Large scale International project. I think, i need ur advise. pls provide me ur email address/contact address in my mail.

  15. Firas Al Hamad - HASHEMITE UNIVERSITY says:

    Well done innovative lady .

    Firas Al hamad

    Manager
    Massmedia and Marketting Dept.
    Hashemite University
    JORDAN

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