Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group celebrates sixty years of nation building
Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group (ESAG), one of Dubai’s leading multidivisional conglomerate, has marked its sixtieth anniversary this year. The Group has focused its long-established legacy of nation building on the Government of Dubai’s Industrial Strategy 2030 to make the emirate an international hub for knowledge-based, innovative and sustainable industrial activities.
Over six decades, three generations of the Al Gurg family have steered the Group’s evolution into one of the region’s well-known family business houses, with diverse product and business interests in the retail & lifestyle, consumer, building & construction, real estate, industrial and joint venture sectors. ESAG’s present portfolio of 27 different companies across a diverse range of business verticals includes longstanding joint venture partnerships.
Established in 1960 by HE Easa Saleh Al Gurg, the Group’s Chairman, the conglomerate began as a trading partner for Grundig in the early sixties. ESAG’s growth trajectory led to partnerships with several international companies who wanted to gain a foothold in the UAE. The Group at present has more than 370 international brands within its various business verticals.
With the Group marking six decades of business in the same year that the emirate hosts Expo 2020 Dubai, Dr Raja Al Gurg, the Group’s Managing Director, has pledged to continue the family’s commitment to focus on leading industry expertise that positively impacts the nation’s growth.”
Aside from its successful business operations, ESAG has also played an important role in the maturing, multinational fabric of UAE society. The company has implemented a number of pioneering social initiatives which have supported the less fortunate in the region, raised awareness of water conservation and promoted UAE’s values of tolerance. ESAG has also championed gender equality and workforce balance. The Group employs 270 women, led by Dr Raja Al Gurg along with her siblings Maryam Al Gurg and Muna Al Gurg who continue to play an active role in executing the Group’s strategy.