Executive
Management Team

H.E.Khedaim Abdulla Al Derei

Co-Founder & Managing Director
Al Dahra Group

H.E.Khedaim Abdulla Al Derei

H.E.Khedaim Abdulla Al Derei is a delegated member from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and he is in charge of commercial business of the Private Office of H.H.Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan. He has over 28 years of public and private sector experience and has held senior positions within the UAE’s diplomatic core.
H.E.Khedaim is also the Vice Chairman and Co-Founder of Al Dahra Group and the Managing Director of Al Ain Holding, H.E.Khedaim has overall responsibility for ensuring the business strategy is aligned with the shareholder and the board's targets.

He began his career working in the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs, with postings to the UAE Embassies in Washington DC, USA and Beirut, Lebanon, where he held the post of First Secretary. H.E.Khedaim was then appointed Plenipotentiary Minister First Class at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In addition to these duties, he was made Deputy General Manager to the Court of H.H Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the then Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the UAE.

After leaving the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Private Office of H.H.Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan. In this role, he was responsible for the coordination of all private and business interests and activities of His Highness.

H.E.Khedaim has a number of external Chairmanships, these include; The Sheikh Zayed Private Academies for Girls and for Boys, also subsidiaries Agility Abu Dhabi PJSC and Agricost SA (Romania). He is also Vice Chairman of Capital Group Properties (Egypt) and Chairman of the Audit Committee of International Capital Trading.

Externally, he sits on the boards of a number of public and private entities. These include the National Investment Corporation, Abu Dhabi University and the UAE Red Crescent.
H.E.Khedaim holds a bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Development from the American University in Washington DC, USA and Masters in International Relations from the Lebanese American University, Lebanon. He has also attended several executive management programs at top institutions such as the Harvard Business School in Boston, USA.

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H.E.Khedaim Abdulla Al Derei

Co-Founder & Managing Director
Al Dahra Group

H.E.Khedaim Abdulla Al Derei

H.E.Khedaim Abdulla Al Derei is a delegated member from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and he is in charge of commercial business of the Private Office of H.H.Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan. He has over 28 years of public and private sector experience and has held senior positions within the UAE’s diplomatic core.
H.E.Khedaim is also the Vice Chairman and Co-Founder of Al Dahra Group and the Managing Director of Al Ain Holding, H.E.Khedaim has overall responsibility for ensuring the business strategy is aligned with the shareholder and the board's targets.

He began his career working in the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs, with postings to the UAE Embassies in Washington DC, USA and Beirut, Lebanon, where he held the post of First Secretary. H.E.Khedaim was then appointed Plenipotentiary Minister First Class at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In addition to these duties, he was made Deputy General Manager to the Court of H.H Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the then Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the UAE.

After leaving the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Private Office of H.H.Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan. In this role, he was responsible for the coordination of all private and business interests and activities of His Highness.

H.E.Khedaim has a number of external Chairmanships, these include; The Sheikh Zayed Private Academies for Girls and for Boys, also subsidiaries Agility Abu Dhabi PJSC and Agricost SA (Romania). He is also Vice Chairman of Capital Group Properties (Egypt) and Chairman of the Audit Committee of International Capital Trading.

Externally, he sits on the boards of a number of public and private entities. These include the National Investment Corporation, Abu Dhabi University and the UAE Red Crescent.
H.E.Khedaim holds a bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Development from the American University in Washington DC, USA and Masters in International Relations from the Lebanese American University, Lebanon. He has also attended several executive management programs at top institutions such as the Harvard Business School in Boston, USA.
Arnoud van den Berg

Chief Executive Officer
Al Dahra Group

Arnoud van den Berg

Mr. Arnoud van den Berg is a results-driven industry leader, who is presently the Chief Executive Officer at Al Dahra Holdings.

Armed with a stellar work experience of over 25 years, Arnoud’s career trajectory boasts of an impressive track record spanning multiple geographies. Prior to joining Al Dahra, Arnoud served as a BG President at FrieslandCampina, where he oversaw the company’s Trading operations and ensured significant sales and revenue. Earlier, Arnoud led FrieslandCampina’s operations in Hong Kong, Vietnam and across South-East Asia. Arnoud van den Berg started his career at the Boston Consulting Group where he has worked over a decade in multiple locations like Netherlands, EU, USA and Indonesia.

Arnoud also served as a Board Member in notable organizations such as Betagen Thailand, Stichting BOZ, Kernhem Fund, all of which primarily involve supporting and uplifting the dairy industry. In the past, he has been a Board Member of the Economic Board of the region of Utrecht, of the Nutritional Foods Group in Vietnam, served as a Chairman of Dutch Chief Executive Council in Hong Kong and many such distinguished establishments.

Arnoud van den Berg holds a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Twente, the Netherlands and also holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from INSEAD, France. Apart from his professional achievements, Arnoud is fond of travelling, enjoying the outdoors and staying updated with business trends on sustainability, emerging countries and new technologies.

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Arnoud van den Berg

Chief Executive Officer
Al Dahra Group

Arnoud van den Berg

Mr. Arnoud van den Berg is a results-driven industry leader, who is presently the Chief Executive Officer at Al Dahra Holdings.

Armed with a stellar work experience of over 25 years, Arnoud’s career trajectory boasts of an impressive track record spanning multiple geographies. Prior to joining Al Dahra, Arnoud served as a BG President at FrieslandCampina, where he oversaw the company’s Trading operations and ensured significant sales and revenue. Earlier, Arnoud led FrieslandCampina’s operations in Hong Kong, Vietnam and across South-East Asia. Arnoud van den Berg started his career at the Boston Consulting Group where he has worked over a decade in multiple locations like Netherlands, EU, USA and Indonesia.

Arnoud also served as a Board Member in notable organizations such as Betagen Thailand, Stichting BOZ, Kernhem Fund, all of which primarily involve supporting and uplifting the dairy industry. In the past, he has been a Board Member of the Economic Board of the region of Utrecht, of the Nutritional Foods Group in Vietnam, served as a Chairman of Dutch Chief Executive Council in Hong Kong and many such distinguished establishments.

Arnoud van den Berg holds a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Twente, the Netherlands and also holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from INSEAD, France. Apart from his professional achievements, Arnoud is fond of travelling, enjoying the outdoors and staying updated with business trends on sustainability, emerging countries and new technologies.
H.E.Rashed Mohammed Al Shuraiqi

Senior Advisor
Al Dahra Group

H.E.Rashed Mohammed Al Shuraiqi

H.E.Rashed Mohammed Al Shuraiqi has over 35 years experience including as undersecretary of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, and vice Chairman of Abu Dhabi Food Security.

H.E. currently acts as the Senior Advisor for Agriculture at Al Dahra Agricultural Company.

He holds a Masters Degree in Environmental Sciences from the UAE University in Al Ain, and a Bachelor Degree in Agricultural Science with a specialisation in plant production/animal.

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H.E.Rashed Mohammed Al Shuraiqi

Senior Advisor
Al Dahra Group

H.E.Rashed Mohammed Al Shuraiqi

H.E.Rashed Mohammed Al Shuraiqi has over 35 years experience including as undersecretary of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, and vice Chairman of Abu Dhabi Food Security.

H.E. currently acts as the Senior Advisor for Agriculture at Al Dahra Agricultural Company.

He holds a Masters Degree in Environmental Sciences from the UAE University in Al Ain, and a Bachelor Degree in Agricultural Science with a specialisation in plant production/animal.
Dr. Sulaiman Rashed Al Nuaimi

CEO - Government Relation
Al Dahra Group

Dr. Sulaiman Rashed Al Nuaimi

Dr. Sulaiman Rashed Al Nuaimi has more than twenty years’ experience in management, public relations and administration.

Sulaiman acts as the CEO- government relation for the Al Dahra group, working closely with the government in the United Arab Emirates on building strong relations, as well as participating in official delegations to foreign countries and promoting agricultural development and collaboration. Sulaiman also acts as the CEO - Egypt office and also MD of Morocco office.

In addition to his position, Sulaiman heads up the Exhibitions Department overseeing the company’s participation at various local and international trade shows and events.

Sulaiman holds a Doctoral Degree in Leadership Management from Australia and a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from the United Arab Emirates University.

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Dr. Sulaiman Rashed Al Nuaimi

CEO - Government Relation
Al Dahra Group

Dr. Sulaiman Rashed Al Nuaimi

Dr. Sulaiman Rashed Al Nuaimi has more than twenty years’ experience in management, public relations and administration.

Sulaiman acts as the CEO- government relation for the Al Dahra group, working closely with the government in the United Arab Emirates on building strong relations, as well as participating in official delegations to foreign countries and promoting agricultural development and collaboration. Sulaiman also acts as the CEO - Egypt office and also MD of Morocco office.

In addition to his position, Sulaiman heads up the Exhibitions Department overseeing the company’s participation at various local and international trade shows and events.

Sulaiman holds a Doctoral Degree in Leadership Management from Australia and a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from the United Arab Emirates University.
Gianluca Fabbri

Group CFO
Al Dahra Group

Gianluca Fabbri

Gianluca has more than twenty-five years of experience in projects that have significant financial complexity and that have benefited, not only the companies he has been working for, but also the communities around the business.

He joined Al Dahra in 2017 as the Group Chief Financial Officer, and in addition he is a board member in many of the Al Dahra’s key entities as well as two major FMCG players in the UAE: Aghtia and Al Foah. In his role at Al Dahra, Gianluca oversaw the significant success and expansion of the organisation.

Gianluca also believes that combing economic, accounting, financial, environmental and social interests in Al Dahra’s activities is a matter that can be achieved by bringing expert knowledge and by building long-term transparent relationships among all stakeholders.

Gianluca holds an MBA in Financial and Industrial Engineering, and has been working for large multinational in energy, manufacturing, feed/food and agriculture, including a role at KraftHeinz in Africa and the Middle East, where he led their Finance department.

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Gianluca Fabbri

Group CFO
Al Dahra Group

Gianluca Fabbri

Gianluca has more than twenty-five years of experience in projects that have significant financial complexity and that have benefited, not only the companies he has been working for, but also the communities around the business.

He joined Al Dahra in 2017 as the Group Chief Financial Officer, and in addition he is a board member in many of the Al Dahra’s key entities as well as two major FMCG players in the UAE: Aghtia and Al Foah. In his role at Al Dahra, Gianluca oversaw the significant success and expansion of the organisation.

Gianluca also believes that combing economic, accounting, financial, environmental and social interests in Al Dahra’s activities is a matter that can be achieved by bringing expert knowledge and by building long-term transparent relationships among all stakeholders.

Gianluca holds an MBA in Financial and Industrial Engineering, and has been working for large multinational in energy, manufacturing, feed/food and agriculture, including a role at KraftHeinz in Africa and the Middle East, where he led their Finance department.
Nael Khalil

COO - trading and strategy
Al Dahra Group

Nael Khalil

Nael has over 20 years of experience in Finance, Supply Chain and Operations Management, built across complex global organisations in a fast-pace and growing markets.

He has a sound knowledge of end-to-end Supply Chain, including procurement and logistics, handling extreme levels of complexity.

Nael has a degree in Bachelor of Economics and Administrative Sciences from applied science university from Jordan.

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Nael Khalil

COO - trading and strategy
Al Dahra Group

Nael Khalil

Nael has over 20 years of experience in Finance, Supply Chain and Operations Management, built across complex global organisations in a fast-pace and growing markets.

He has a sound knowledge of end-to-end Supply Chain, including procurement and logistics, handling extreme levels of complexity.

Nael has a degree in Bachelor of Economics and Administrative Sciences from applied science university from Jordan.
Hamdan Abdulla Al Derei

COO
Al Dahra Agriculture

Hamdan Abdulla Al Derei

Hamdan Abdulla Al Derei is the Chief Operations Officer of the UAE Division at Al Dahra Agriculture.

Hamdan has more than 12 years of experience in Public and Private sectors in the United Arab Emirates.

Hamdan holds a Bachelor’s degree from Indiana State University in the United States of America.

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Hamdan Abdulla Al Derei

COO
Al Dahra Agriculture

Hamdan Abdulla Al Derei

Hamdan Abdulla Al Derei is the Chief Operations Officer of the UAE Division at Al Dahra Agriculture.

Hamdan has more than 12 years of experience in Public and Private sectors in the United Arab Emirates.

Hamdan holds a Bachelor’s degree from Indiana State University in the United States of America.
Ahmed Saeed Al Suwaidi

Chief Shared Services Officer
Al Dahra Group

Ahmed Saeed Al Suwaidi

Ahmed Saeed Al Suwaidi - lead of the Human Resources, Procurement, QHSE and Strategic Communications functions globally at Al Dahra.

Ahmed Saeed Al Suwaidi has around 20 years of working experience in leading organizations such as Masdar, Mubadala and Tabreed. Ahmed holds a Bachelor’s degree in HR Management from Portland State University in the USA.

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Ahmed Saeed Al Suwaidi

Chief Shared Services Officer
Al Dahra Group

Ahmed Saeed Al Suwaidi

Ahmed Saeed Al Suwaidi - lead of the Human Resources, Procurement, QHSE and Strategic Communications functions globally at Al Dahra.

Ahmed Saeed Al Suwaidi has around 20 years of working experience in leading organizations such as Masdar, Mubadala and Tabreed. Ahmed holds a Bachelor’s degree in HR Management from Portland State University in the USA.