Self-made entrepreneur and businessman striving to explore new business frontiers with economies of scope strategy to sustain our business and to provide clients with cutting edge and total solutions
He is a prominent Qatari businessman based in Doha. group chairman of “power international holding” also group chairman of “Urbacon trading & contracting" (UCC), one of the GCC's leading, grade one licensed building and contracting companies in Qatar, experienced and a proven leader who has and continues to set up companies worldwide that invest in construction, real-estate development, hospitality, food & beverage, retail, and facility management.
Vice Chairman and Group CEO
Mr. Al-Khayyat is a well-known entrepreneur and a proven leader that bring a wealth of experience in operations, risk management, and development.
Mr. Al-Khayyat is vice chairman and group CEO of Urbacon Trading & Contracting (UCC). UCC has become a synonym for vision, creativity, expertise, Quality, and delivery. UCC has successfully delivered some of the most prestigious, visionary, and technically challenging projects and developments in Qatar, the Middle East, North Africa, and Europe.
Mr. Al-Khayyat is Vice Chairman and Group CEO of “Power International Holding” a conglomerate of Real Estate Development and investment, industrial, F&B, Retail, Dairy farming, and service firms.
Board Member / Independent
Dr. Adnan is an Independent Board Member of Power International Holding, Assets Real Estate Development Co. and Baladna co. – Qatar. In addition, he is an Independent Board Member of Arab Jordan Investment Bank and Palestine Investment Bank as well.
He is also an Executive Director and Secretary to the Board of Directors at Salam International Investment Limited and Advisor & Secretary to the Board of Directors of Salam Bounian Development. Dr. Steitieh has held several managerial and leadership positions in different companies and countries.
In addition, Dr. Adnan is an International Arbitrator accredited by Qatar International Center for Conciliation and Arbitration, an Assistant Professor at the College of Management & Economics - Qatar University and a member of Award Committee of Social Responsibility.
Dr. Steitieh holds a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Management and Economics from HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management – Germany and a bachelor’s degree in Law & Political Sciences from Arab University of Beirut – Lebanon in addition to various Diplomas and other advanced qualifications in International Relations, Sustainable Development, Reserve Management, and Public Policy. Dr. Steitieh has cumulative operational experience of ca. 40 years.
Chief Executive Officer
CEO of Baladna Food Industries, the largest dairy and juice beverage producer in Qatar. Prior to joining Baladna, Dr. Kamel Abdallah served as Executive Vice Chairman/CEO of Aujan Industries/Rani Investment (now Aujan-Coca Cola), the largest private beverage player in the Middle East (Rani, Vimto, Barbican) which included 3 beverage factories and 2 can making factories, as well the CEO of Exeed Industries; an Abu Dhabi based Industrial/Agricultural family office group with farms and feed mills among its 17 companies. He was also the Managing Director of AATCO Food Industries in Oman, the largest GCC manufacturer of wet condiments food in the region.
Dr. Kamel remains integrated with his academia, where he has been an Assistant Vice President of American University of Beirut; and Professor of Strategy and Finance as well as holding tenure and leading academic departments in the USA.
With his proven leadership and expertise, Dr. Kamel leads the strategic growth of Baladna and drive Baladna’s growth to the next level - establishing an innovative brand with a dominant market share which supports the transformation of the national food security program regionally.
Dr. Kamel holds a Ph.D in Strategic Management from the Ohio State University; Master’s Degree in International Trade and Finance from the American University in Washington D.C. and Ohio State University; and a BA in Economics from the American University of Beirut. He has been awarded the Honorary title of Colonel by the Governor of Kentucky, as well as numerous awards in the US and the region. He is considered a Subject-Matter expert on regional food security programs and is a frequent speaker at investment and agriculture conferences in the GCC.
Chief Commercial Officer
Mr. Tynan joined Baladna as Chief Commercial Officer in January 2018. He is an Irish national with M.Sc. in Management from The University of York, U.K. and a Graduate degree in Marketing from the Marketing Institute of Ireland and the Chartered Institute of Marketing, U.K.
Over the past 23 years, Aidan has worked with some of the leading regional FMCG brands such as Almarai, Al Safi Danone and Al Othman Group. He spent more than 10 years at Almarai and nearly 4 years in Safi Danone as the Head of Sales and Chief Operating Officer respectively.
His expertise lies in FMCG business turnaround, brand building and improving company profitability, in fresh and long-life food products throughout the Middle East. His tenure at Al Safi resulted in 20% overall fresh volume growth with 22 Million Euros in additional sales, making it the brand’s best performance in 15 years.
Aidan is always on the lookout to upgrade his skills and knowledge and has successfully completed a variety of training programs in insurance, marketing, business studies, and management.