Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair
He is the CEO of Mashreq Group, the speaker of the Federal National Council, and the chairman of Masafi; and that is just the start of the billionaire’s portfolio.
February 15, 2009 3:10 by Aarti Nagraj
According to Arabian Business, Al Ghurair is an “adrenaline-filled sports fanatic.” If true, he must have been thrilled when FIFA president Joseph Blatter presented him a framed football T-shirt to commemorate Soccerex, a football convention held in Dubai in November 2006. The shirt was signed by players participating in the five-a-side football tournament.
“Dubai is a fantastic venue for Soccerex and I am always delighted to be given the opportunity to visit this dynamic city. It’s such a productive collaboration when the business community supports a huge sports event, where the best footballers gather under one roof, meet and interact with one another,” Blatter said at the time.