Shahid N. Khan

Group CEO/Advisor & Board Member at confidential. KSA & UAE. EX CEO at Al Islami Foods | Unilever | IFFCO| Alghanim Industries. Leadership roles in FMCG, Retail, F&B and Bldg material in Asia, USA & Middle East markets

Shahid is a UK qualified professional, with degrees in Economics and Management and with strong achievements in building brands and turning around problem businesses.

Unilever for 18 years in senior positions across various businesses in South Asia and the United States.
In January 2000 he moved to Dubai as Managing Director of IFFCO (brands Group) a large UAE-based FMCG company, manufacturing and marketing in over 70 countries.

In 2005 he moved to Alghanim Industries, one of the largest conglomerates in the Middle East, where he was the Managing Director , initially for GTRC (an FMCG distribution co.) and later heading their Retail Electronics Business. This business was more than doubled in a period of 3 years through aggressive rebuilding and rebranding under the X-cite brand.

Until end 2014, he worked for Al Homaizi Group as Group CEO and Advisor, dividing time between their Dubai and Kuwait offices. He was responsible for their FMCG, Retail and F&B businesses.

Since Jan 2015, Shahid was the Group CEO of Al-Yaqout Group (Kuwait & UAE) which is a diversified group, involved in Business Equipment, Office Furniture, Security Systems, Coffee Shops, beverage and snacks manufacturing, Plastic manufacturing, Bakeries and Electronics.

Shahid has just completed his 3 year contract as the CEO Of Al Islami Foods, UAE, leaders in Halal Foods since 5 decades with a mandate for major expansion of the business.

Effective Jan 1, 2023, Shahid is now transitioning to new CEO and advisory level assignments in KSA and UAE.