Boards of directors

Mr. Abdallah Massaad

Chairman

Mr Abdallah Massaad is Chairman of RAK Ceramics Bangladesh, Group CEO of RAK Ceramics PJSC and a member of the Board of Directors of several subsidiaries and other international organisations.

He is extremely knowledgeable in the fields of ceramics and industrial manufacturing and is instrumental in helping companies engage in the forward and backward integration of the ceramics supply chain. With over 25 years of experience from field sales, to sales management, to product marketing, Mr Massaad has highly developed business leadership skills in national and international markets.

Mr Abdallah Massaad's tenure with RAK Ceramics began in 2004, when he was invited as a Marketing Consultant to assist the CEO office, and upgrade the branding and positioning of the company in preparation for future sales and marketing challenges arising from ambitious expansion plans. 

Mr Massaad formally joined RAK Ceramics in 2006 as Deputy CEO, responsible for operations management, strategy development, implementation and RAK Ceramics’ global interests. He supported the Chairman and CEO with strategic planning and expansion initiatives enabling the company to reach the milestone of 1 billion square metres of global sales since it began. He was also responsible for implementing corporate governance regulations and overseeing the strategic refocusing of the business portfolio.  Mr. Massaad has led RAK Ceramics PJSC as Group Chief Executive Officer since June 2012.

An award-winning CEO, in 2015, Mr Massaad won an International Business Stevie® Award for ‘Executive of the Year (Manufacturing)’. The efforts of Mr. Massaad as a visionary CEO were also further recognised when he was awarded ‘Industry CEO of the Year’ at the CEO Middle East Annual Awards 2015 and in 2016 Mr Massaad was shortlisted as a Top 100 CEO as part of Mediaquest’s Top CEO Awards in the GCC. In 2017, Mr Massaad was shortlisted as one of the Top 100 Smartest People in the United Arab Emirates by Arabian Business, and he was also honoured as one of the top 100 Most Sustainable CEOs by the World Sustainability Congress. In 2018, Mr Massaad was awarded the most 'Visionary CEO in Manufacturing Leadership' by Frost & Sullivan, 'Game-Changing CEO' by Finance Monthly, 'Outstanding CEO' at the Global Business Excellence Awards, 'Executive of the Year' at the BIG Awards for Business and the '2018 CEO of the Year' by CEO Monthly Magazine.

Prior to joining RAK Ceramics, Mr Massaad was a Sales Manager at Asian Industrial Company in Lebanon from 1995 to 1997, and the General Manager of International Ceramics Company SARL in Lebanon from 1997 to 2004.

Mr Massaad holds postgraduate qualifications in Management ‘DEA in Business Administration’ (1998) and an undergraduate degree “Maitrise in Business Administration – Marketing” from USEK (Université Saint-Esprit de Kaslik), Lebanon. He is fluent in Arabic, French and English and also speaks basic German.

 

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Mr. S.A.K. Ekramuzzaman

Managing Director

Mr. SAK Ekramuzzaman, Managing Director of the Company is one of the local investors having equity partnership with RAK Ceramics (Bangladesh) Limited. Besides managing diversified business interests of RAK Group, he is involved in a number of other business interests in Bangladesh.

Mr. Ekramuzzaman is also the member of the Board of Directors of RAK Power Pvt. Ltd. and RAK Security and Services (Pvt.) Ltd., subsidiaries of RAK Ceramics (Bangladesh) Limited.

Mr. Ekramuzzaman has been conferred as CIP Industry 2017 by the Government of Bangladesh in recognition of his outstanding contribution for industrialization and in the economy of Bangladesh.

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Mr. Pramod Kumar Chand

Director

Mr. Pramod Kumar Chand is the Group Chief Financial Officer of RAK Ceramics PJSC, Director of RAK Power Pvt. Ltd. and RAK Security and Services (Pvt.) Ltd., which are subsidiaries of this Company. He is also a member of the Audit Committee and the Nomination and Remuneration Committee of RAK Ceramics (Bangladesh) Limited.

Mr. Pramod has a wide experience in dealing with corporate finance matters including treasury, working capital financing, project finance, venture capital, debt & equity capital market instruments, fund raising processes and general management.

Mr. Pramod’s professional credentials span over 3 decades of post qualification experience with blue chip employers including Birla Corporation Ltd., and OCL India Ltd. in India, and Rak Investment Authority in UAE.

Mr. Pramod is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and has been a rank holder and winner of A F Ferguson award.

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Mr. Wassim Moukahhal

Director

Mr. Wassim Moukahhal is a Director of RAK Ceramics (Bangladesh) Limited and RAK Security and Services (Pvt.) Ltd., which is subsidiary of this Company. He is also a member of the Audit Committee and the Nomination and Remuneration Committee of RAK Ceramics (Bangladesh) Limited. He also serves as a Member of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee for RAK Ceramics PJSC and as a Member of the Board of Directors of RAK Porcelain.

Mr. Moukahhal has more than 16 years of experience in private equity investments and is currently a Managing Director of Samena Capital Investments Limited in Dubai, focusing on investments within the MENA region. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Anghami and a member of the Investment Committee of the Samena Special Situations Funds.

Mr. Moukahhal previously worked at EFG-Hermes in Dubai where he was a Vice President in the Private Equity and Infrastructure investments team. Prior to EFG, he worked in the Private Equity Group for The National Investor (TNI) in the UAE.

Mr. Moukahhal holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics & Finance from McGill University.

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Mr. Faheemul Huq

Independent Director

Mr. Faheemul Huq, Barrister-at- Law, is the Independent Director of the Company and also the Independent Director of subsidiary companies of RAK Ceramics (Bangladesh) Limited. He is the Chairman of the Audit Committee and Nomination and Remuneration Committee of RAK Ceramics (Bangladesh) Limited.

Mr. Huq completed his LL.B. (Hon’s) from the University of Dhaka and the University of Wolverhampton, UK, PGDL, Bar Vocational Course, Lincoln’s Inn, UK, Barrister-at- Law and was called to the Bar from Hon’ble Society of Lincoln’s Inn, UK. He is enrolled in the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh. Mr. Huq is one of the senior Advocate in the Supreme Court of Bangladesh with more than 20 years of experience in Bangladesh. Mr. Huq is a Member of the Bangladesh Supreme Court Bar Association and the Dhaka Bar Association, Bangladesh.

Mr. Huq is involved in many social activities such as the Chairman of Fazlur Rahman Foundation and Farida Huq Foundation, Life Member of Diabetic Association of Bangladesh, Member of Patient Welfare Committee of Diabetic Association of Bangladesh, Member of Legal Affairs Committee of Diabetic Association of Bangladesh and Member of Managing Committee of Dr. Farida Huq Memorial Ibrahim General Hospital, Kaliakair, Gazipur. He is also Life Member of the Dhaka Club Limited and the Banani Club Limited.

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