Founder Of AW Rostamani Group
Abdul Wahid Al Rostamani is the founder and Late Chairman of AW Rostamani Group. He started his business venture through a small book store back in 1954. Aligning the family’s diverse and expanding business interests with his vision, Abdul Wahid Al Rostamani slowly grew the business into a large enterprise what is knowing today as AW Rostamani Group.
Throughout his lifetime, Abdul Wahid Al Rostamani was honored and recognized by numerous awards for his contributions as an entrepreneur, business leader, and sports enthusiast, in addition to his contributions to many civic and philanthropic endeavors.
Under Abdul Wahid’s stewardship, AW Rostamani diversified into numerous business lines, including automobiles, real estate, information technology, travel, logistics and retail.
Khalid Abdul Wahid Al Rostamani is the Vice Chairman of AW Rostamani.
He started his career with the family group in 1993. Since then, he has been involved in managing and growing the diverse portfolio of companies under AW Rostamani. In addition to his management functions, Khalid has spearheaded the AW Rostamani’s emphasis on strong corporate functions and corporate governance structures.
Khalid Al Rostamani holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration Major in Finance from the George Washington University, Washington D.C., USA.
Huda Al Rostamani is the Managing Director and Board Member of AW Rostamani since 2007.
She is responsible to monitor and manage the performance of the companies under AW Rostamani portfolio, to ensure alignment with business planning and strategy. Additionally, Huda oversees new business development and business turnaround functions.
Huda Al Rostamani holds a Masters and Undergraduate degree in Medical Engineering, and a minor in Data Processing from the George Washington University, Washington D.C., USA.
Michel Ayat is a seasoned automotive industry professional with over 25 years of experience in managing volume and luxury automotive brands from Japan and Europe in the Middle Eastern region. Since 1990, Ayat heads the Automotive division of AW Rostamani that consists of Arabian Automobiles, AW Rostamani Trading, Certified Pre-owned and Shift Car Rental. Ayat holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Political Science and Administration and is a founding member of the Automobile Sector Committee at the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Marcos Quadros is currently the Chief Financial Officer for AW Rostamani group, he joined AW Rostamani in 2010 with more than 20 years of experience in Finance acquired through multiple roles in financial institutions regionally and internationally including Brazilian local bank Itau and multinational institutions such as Merrill Lynch, ABN Amro and GE Capital. Quadros holds two bachelor degrees in Business Administration from Mackenzie University and Civil Engineering and concluded the credits for the Master in Accounting and Controllership in Sao Paulo Estate University.
Anil Lamba was appointed in 2011 as the Chief Human Resource Officer, responsible for AW Rostamani global workforce of 4000 employees. With 11 years of experience as Vice President – HR in the MENA region, Lamba now is leading the Executive Development for AW Rostamani, responsible for talent identification and succession planning for AW Rostamani executives in the region. Anil has an MBA degree from FMS, Delhi University along-with bachelor degrees in Law and B. Com (Hons).
Zeid Jaradat joined AW Rostamani in 2008. He has more than 17 years of in-depth experience in internal audit and risk management. Prior to joining AW Rostamani, Zeid worked with Ernst & Young handling numerous multinational and regional organizations across the MENA region, USA as well as some countries within Europe. Zeid is a Certified Internal Auditor and member of the IIA – UAE chapter. He also holds Certificate in Fraud Examination and is a Certified Risk Professional.
Sebastian Samuel first day at AW Rostamani was back in year 2000. With more than 18 years of experience in the information technology industry, Samuel heads a team of professionals with responsibilities for technical oversight including research, development, technology, and product design activities spanning the AW Rostamani portfolio which includes Automotive, Logistics, Retail, Information Technology and Travel. Sebastian holds MCA degree from Bharathiar University along with BSC – Chemistry from Mahatma Gandhi University.
Head Legal Counsel
Daniah received a law degree from the University of Jordan and LLM in Commercial Law from University of Aberdeen. Daniah heads the Legal Department and is responsible for providing comprehensive legal support to AW Rostamani and the subsidiary companies as well as protection of the company’s interests from the Legal stand point and for compliance with statutory requirements. Prior to AW Rostamani Murad served as Senior Associate to the Senior Partner at Al Tamimi and Company.
Head of Marketing & Communications
Mustafa Dada is a marketing professional with over 16 years of experience in retail and corporate marketing, having worked with international companies across the GCC and Europe. Dada joined AW Rostamani Group in 2017 as Head of Marketing and Communications and is responsible for the corporate marketing of the group, as well as providing assistance to its subsidiary companies. Dada, an MBA graduate from Middlesex University in UK, has worked for the likes of Procter & Gamble, Microsoft, Nokia, and prior to joining AW Rostamani, has run his own retail marketing agency across the Middle East.