Since 2008, Ittihad International Investment LLC has established and invested in 20+ portfolio businesses in the MENA region and high value markets internationally, spanning Consumer Goods Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Building Materials, Utilities, Environmental Services, Healthcare and others. The Company's market-driven approach is guided by sector-wise expertise and operational excellence, supported by a talented team of more than 8,000 members from over 57 nationalities.
Ittihad's strong commitment to ESG principles is recognized by government departments and regulatory bodies. Throughout the Company's portfolio businesses, Ittihad strives to balance profitability with sustainability and generate positive contributions for stakeholders, society and the planet.
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of UAE’s Total Manufacturing Sector Exports
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exports to 50+ countries
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growing contribution to the UAE’s ‘Operation 300 billion'
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Mission and Vision
"To deliver sustainable recurring income and long-term value creation to shareholders by promoting transparency, responsibility, and diligence throughout the investment journey"
"To be a leading best-in-class investment holding in the MENA region and the partner of choice to stakeholders, setting the highest standards of professionalism, expertise, and corporate governance."
The Executive Leadership
"In our rapid growth path to becoming a leading MENA player, Ittihad is aware and actively addressing today’s challenges by adopting a responsible and sustainable business model that balances economic objectives with social and environmental responsibilities."
Our Vision, Mission, and Values are an integral part of our decision-making. They form the base of our identity including our aims and objectives, what we do, why we exist, and the way we do business.
As we look into the future, and with the aspiration of becoming a leading global player in the verticals we operate in, we continually commit to investing in innovation, technology, and talent to drive growth, improve efficiency and enhance our offerings to meet evolving needs.
We continue to face many unprecedented challenges, including economic uncertainty, geopolitical risks, and environmental sustainability concerns. in the sectors we operate in. In our rapid growth path to becoming a leading MENA player, Ittihad is aware and actively addressing today’s challenges by adopting a responsible and sustainable business model that balances economic objectives with social and environmental responsibilities. At the same time, we perceive these challenges as merely an opportunity to do better in our craft.
We remain committed to our stakeholders and are constantly seeking ways to enhance their experience and provide them with greater value. We believe that by staying true to our values, fostering a culture of excellence, and embracing change, we will sustain our growth and prosperity in the future.
Thank you for your continued trust and support.
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Al Khaili is a prominent UAE entrepreneur with a long standing record of transforming large scale ventures into leading regional conglomerates. Alongside his role as Chairman and founder of the Company, Mr. Al Khaili serves as Chairman of Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank since 2008. Mr. Al Khaili founded EIIC and National Holding and has served as their Chairman since 1993.
Mr. Kakish is a Board Member of the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry and is a private sector representative and Chairman of the Industry Working Group, a part of the Economic Collaboration Committee created by the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development and chairs the Industry Working Group. Mr. Kakish has over 30 years of experience in managing industrial conglomerates and has led Ittihad International Investment LLC since its inception in 2008. Mr. Kakish holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Jordan, a master’s degree in Engineering Management from the American University of Beirut, and is a Chartered Engineer from The Institution of Engineering and Technology.
Mr. Abu Hamze has over 20 years of experience in Corporate Finance and Treasury. Mr. Abu Hamze has a Master's degree in International Securities Investment and Banking from ICMA Centre Henley Business School and previously led the Treasury and Debt and Capital Advisory team of Dubai Holding. Mr. Abu Hamze has been a member of the Company since 2012.
Ms. Al Mazrouei is a multi-award-winning digital transformation leader with over 20 years of experience driving the next generation of digital innovation across various industries. Ms. Al Mazrouei was ranked 24th on Forbes’ 100 Most Powerful Businesswomen in the Middle East in 2023. Ms. Al Mazrouei is the CEO of Etihad Credit Insurance. She has worked in several reputable organizations in executive positions including Higher Colleges of Technology, Dubai Holding, National Bonds Corporation, and Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). Ms. Al Mazrouei holds an MBA in Global Leadership and Management from the United Arab Emirates University, a bachelor’s degree in Business Information Technology from Higher Colleges of Technology and throughout the years has expanded her credentials by completing several executive education programs. Ms. Al Mazrouei serves on various boards including the Harvard Business School MENA Advisory Board, Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government, Zand Digital Bank, and Al Masraf Arab Bank.
Dr. Al Khayyat is an industrial engineer and energy veteran with more than four decades of experience. He previously held various executive positions including CEO of Emaar Industries and Investments and Exeed Industries, Chief Manufacturing Officer of DEPA, GM of Dubai Investments Park and Senior Projects Manager of Dubai Investments. Dr. Al Khayyat is a Member of the Board of Fujairah Building Industries (Chairman), National Port Said (Chairman), AIG, Multiform Aluminum Industries, Mammut Building Systems, and Three Eight Six. Dr. Al Khayyat holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Aston, Birmingham, UK.