Board of Directors

Our Board is collectively responsible for our long-term success, and for ensuring that the Group is led within a framework of effective controls

Mr. Rashid Mohamed Alabbar

Mr. Rashid Mohamed Alabbar is known for success in e-commerce. He initially co-founded Sivvi.com, a fashion & lifestyle platform with 200+ high-street, sports, beauty & lifestyle brands

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H.E. Dr. Ghanem Mohammed Obaid Al Hajri

Dr. Ghanem Mohammed Obaid Al Hajri’s professional career started in 1980, when he joined Sharjah Airport Authority

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Mr. Farooq Mahmood Arjomand

Mr. Farooq Mahmood Arjomand started his career as a banker at HSBC in 1985 and gained extensive experience in private banking, corporate finance, trade services & investment banking

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Mr. Mahmood Fouladfard

Mr. Mahmood Fouladfard is the founder of Barakat group and a member of the Board.

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Mr. Abdulrahim Arjumand

Mr. Abdulrahim Arjumand is an experienced Emirati businessman with a diversified portfolio of investments in the UAE within trading, industrial and real estate sector

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Mr. Rashid Mohamed Alabbar

Mr. Rashid Mohamed Alabbar is known for success in e-commerce. He initially co-founded Sivvi.com, a fashion & lifestyle platform that sells clothing, footwear, and accessories from more than 200 high-street, sports, beauty and lifestyle brands. He has since moved into luxury online retail through a joint venture with Yoox Net-a-Porter (YNAP), which owns six multi-brand websites including Net-a-Porter.com, via Alabbar’s Symphony Investments (part of Alabbar Enterprises), which Alabbar chairs. He has interests in food industry through a plethora of luxury food-brands on the portfolio of Alabbar Enterprises

He has won various accolades including “40 and Under: the Most Influential Young Arabs in the Middle East 2017” by Arabian Business. He has also been appointed as a board member at the Dubai Chamber of Digital Economy. He has spearheaded various initiatives as a member of the board of directors at Barakat Group. A keen sportsman, he is an active member of the UAE’s endurance horse racing community

H.E. Dr. Ghanem Mohammed Obaid Al Hajri

Dr. Ghanem Mohammed Obaid Al Hajri’s professional career started in 1980, when he joined Sharjah Airport Authority. Growing up the ranks in 2012 Dr. Ghanem became the Chairman of the Sharjah Airport Authority & member of Sharjah Executive council.

In addition, Dr. Ghanem Al-Hajri was elected to the following positions – Board of Directors of the Airports Council International (ACI) during their meeting held in November 1991 in New Orleans; President ACI Asian Region and as 2nd Deputy President ACI, Worldwide during the meeting held in New Delhi in Nov 1993. Vice-Chairman ACI at the Governing Board Meeting held in Caracas, in March 1996, and re-elected to this post at the ACI Governing Board Meeting held in Paris in June 1997. Chairman ACI at the General Assembly Meeting held in Geneva, in September 1999. Chairman ACI for two-year period 2000-2001 and re-elected for the same post for another two years 2002-2003. Member of the Executive Committee of Airport Council International (ACI) -1991 till 2014.

He earned his B.Sc. degree in Management from Woodbury University, California, USA in 1979. He obtained his Master’s degree in Airport Planning and Management from Loughborough University of Technology, UK in 1990. He got Doctorate degree in Air Transport with Cranfield College of Aeronautics, UK in 1997.

Mr. Farooq Mahmood Arjomand

Mr. Farooq Mahmood Arjomand started his career as a banker at HSBC in 1985 and gained extensive experience in private banking, corporate finance, trade services and investment banking. He served as a Senior Manager for the Middle East Region at HSBC bank.

In addition, he founded the Arjomand Group of companies in 2000 and currently is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Arjomand Group. Mr. Arjomand also serves as Chairman of Damac Properties Dubai Co. PJSC. He has served as Vice Chairman of Amlak Finance PJSC and has been its Director since 2001.

Mr. Arjomand received his Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A) in Business Management from Seattle Pacific University in the United States in 1984

Mr. Mahmood Fouladfard

Mr. Mahmood Fouladfard is the founder of Barakat group and a member of the Board.

Mr. Abdulrahim Arjumand

Mr. Abdulrahim Arjumand is an experienced Emirati businessman with a diversified portfolio of investments in the UAE within trading, industrial and real estate sector. His wealth of experience initiated within the UAE financial sector and has since expanded with investments in numerous local entities in sectors such as in Foods & Beverages manufacturing and trading, as well as hospitality trading and maintenance services. Furthermore, he has largely invested in the development of local industrial and commercial real estate. Barakat Group is a pivotal part of his interest within his investments in the local food manufacturing sector and remains a key part of Mr. Arjumand’s strategy and long-term vision of the UAE’s growing economy.

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A desire to lead when others follow. A passion to make a positive impact in all we do. A dream to create the ultimate customer experience

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State of the Art Facilities

1500

Employees

350

Refrigerated Vehicles

6000

Tons Monthly

Our Products

Extensive portfolio of fresh food made daily from nature’s finest produce, with no additives or preservatives and in line with stringent quality standards

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Our Businesses

We operate state-of-the-art trading & manufacturing facilities, providing an integrated solution for the diverse fresh food needs of customers in the UAE

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