Al-Dabbagh Group is a family conglomerate, established in 1962. The Group employs in excess of 15,000 colleagues globally through its 62 portfolio companies with a manufacturing presence in 35 countries and sales, services and projects in over 60 countries. Al-Dabbagh Group has five strategic business portfolios with a flagship company for each. These include Food, Petroleum & Auto services, Housing, Packaging and an Incubation portfolio.
Al-Dabbagh Group and all its activities are governed by the Omnipreneurship ecosystem constructed upon the three Principles of Giving, Earning and Sustaining. Omnipreneurship is an entrepreneurial approach for every aspect of life, and it guides the approach to sustainability across the group.
The Omnipreneurship vision of Al-Dabbagh Group’s current Chairman and CEO, His Excellency Amr Al-Dabbagh:
“We will achieve our nature-positive vision through our philosophy of Omnipreneurship, with its principles of giving, earning and sustaining. People sometimes challenge us over what forms giving, earning, and sustaining should take, given we are a for-profit group. We grow and distribute food, operate discount stores, manufacture packaging, offer automotive services, and much more. Some might ask whether we can strike the right balance of giving, earning, and sustaining.
Every company in the group’s portfolio is focused on growing, while promoting a sustainable future and earning enough to invest in our philanthropic efforts. Each business is very conscious of the short- and long-term impacts of the choices they make. We constantly ask if our actions are making a better world. We humbly suggest that they are.”
Watch this video to learn how the three principles create an on-going balance between earning and philanthropy:
Visit the sustainability website of Al-Dabbagh Group to find out how we deliver impact and scale for the greater good!
ADG Leadership Team
His Excellency Amr Al-Dabbagh
Chairman & CEO
His Excellency is currently the Chairman of the Board of Directors and Vice-Chairman of the Board of Trustees of The Centennial Fund based in Riyadh. He is the Chairman of the Board of Petromin Corporation. He also sits on the Board of Trustees of the Eisenhower Fellowship based in Philadelphia. He is also a member of the Cleveland Clinic International Leadership Board in Cleveland and is a Governor of the London Business School Governing Body.
His Excellency has enjoyed a 30-year career that began in 1984 when he joined Al-Dabbagh Group on a part-time basis at the age of seventeen while studying Business Administration at King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree and which was complemented with advanced executive programs at Harvard, Wharton and the London Business School. He has over the course of his career served in public office for two terms as the Governor (with a rank of a Minister) of the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA), elected for two terms on the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and appointed for two terms on the Makkah Regional Council.
Mr. Dirk Vanderbroeck is the Chief Financial Officer of Al- Dabbagh Group. He is a strategic finance professional with over two decades of experience in senior finance leadership roles across corporate finance, treasury and mergers & acquisitions in banking and corporate environments.
Before joining Al-Dabbagh Group, Mr. Vanderbroeck was at Puma Energy, a company with revenue over USD$15 billion, as Group Treasurer and most recently as Group Head of Portfolio and member of the Executive Committee. Prior to Puma Energy, Mr. Vanderbroeck spent most of his career at Goldman Sachs where he was a Managing Director in its Investment Banking Division. Before that he was at Royal Mail Group, where he co-lead its privatisation programme through a successful IPO on the London Stock Exchange, and a co-founder at Marylebone Energy Partners.
Mr. Vanderbroeck holds a master’s degree in Business Economics from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands, and Executive Leadership Development Program from HEC in Paris.
Mr. Mohamed Jazeel is the Chief Operating Officer of Al- Dabbagh Group. He is a fellow member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK and counts nearly 30 years of experience in the fields of audit practice, financial management, corporate finance, M&A, IPO and general management.
Prior to joining Al-Dabbagh Group, he had a successful career at PricewaterhouseCoopers from 1985 to 1992 serving at different positions. During his career with Pricewaterhouse Coopers, he has worked in Sri Lanka, Singapore and Malawi.
Mr. Jazeel has undertaken executive education at Harvard Business School, Kellogg, Wharton, London Business School, Cranfield and IMD.
He also serves as a director of many subsidiaries and affiliates of Al-Dabbagh Group, both listed and unlisted in Saudi Arabia and elsewhere.
He holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Hawaii in the US and a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Engineering & Technology in Pakistan.
Mr. Shaikh has extensive experience in the Energy sector encompassing business management, supply chain management, and operations management. Mr. Shaikh joined Al-Dabbagh Group in 2000 and played a pivotal role in the acquisition of the Petromin Corporation, Al-Dabbagh Group’s wholly owned entity, and turning around the company into a highly successful business. Now Petromin is the ‘top of the mind’ brand in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Mr. Shaikh also laid the foundation for the company’s vision to enter and grow in automotive services sector, establishing quick lube services proposition in 2001. Now, Petromin Express has grown over the years to the 8th largest quick lube network in the world under his leadership and guidance. The network is growing rapidly and aspires to reach 600 centers by 2020.
Prior to joining Al-Dabbagh Group, he spent 12 years working in Shell, where he held various positions in their downstream oil business in Pakistan. He was responsible for supply and distribution of products and Retail Management for their fuel network of 1,200 stations.
He also serves as a director of many subsidiaries and affiliates of Al- Dabbagh Group, both listed and unlisted in Saudi Arabia and elsewhere.
Mr. Tariq Al-Abbadi is the Chief Legal Officer of Al-Dabbagh Group. He holds a an LLM in International Commercial Law from the University of Kent, Canterbury in the United Kingdom and an LLM and LLB from the University of Jordan. Mr. Al-Abbadi began his career at the International Business Legal Associates (IBLAW) in Amman, Jordan in 2000 before joining Baker Botts L.L.P in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia as an associate in 2004. After two and a half years, he joined King & Spalding L.L.P. in 2006 and later moved to Dewey & LeBoeuf L.L.P. where he became a partner in their Saudi office. He joined Al-Dabbagh Group in 2011.
Mr. Al-Abbadi has extensive experience as a corporate, private equity and capital markets lawyer and has published widely in legal journals. He is a member of the Jordan Bar Association and is licensed to work as legal counsel in Saudi Arabia. Amongst various awards and recognitions, he has been cited as Outstanding Middle East Attorney in the Global Broker and Underwriter’s Legal Leaders, 2008, and nominated as a Legal Expert in the Banking and Finance and Corporate and M&A arenas in the Legal Experts-Europe, Middle East & Africa.
He has been a Board Member of Al-Dabbagh Group since 2011. He also serves as a director of many subsidiaries and affiliates of Al- Dabbagh Group, in Saudi Arabia and elsewhere.