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Speaker Profile
Adel Awadhi
Founder and Executive Chairman
The Corporate Group (TCG)

Adel is the Founder and Executive Chairman of The Corporate Group (TCG). His role is managing and advising all the subsidiaries under TCG and developing businesses across the MENA region. Additionally, the role involves opening new potential relationships and partnerships.

His business development expertise spans different sectors such as infrastructure, energy, transport, health, training and education, BPO, ICT, aviation and facilities management with over 20 years of experience in bidding, acquisitions, JVs & partnerships, strategy, developing national human capital, business growth and being board memberships in the UAE and MENA region.

Current & Past roles:

  • Head of government relations task force for HH Sheikh AbdulAziz Bin Humaid Foundation (AAF) providing advice to the board growing partnerships and increase business (2015 – present)
  • President of GCC alumni for IMD Business School (2012 – present)
  • Executive committee member for British Business Group (BBG) as government relations director (2008 – present)
  • Board member of Smart Life Foundation, a non profit organisation helping for volunteering (2018 – Present)
  • Non executive board member for Back to Business UK bringing together the international business community to promote trade and investment (2016 – Present)
  • Board member for Dana Gas (2018 – 2019)
  • Board Member and Vice Chairman Rail Operations of UITP MENA. Non-profit internationally recognized for its work in advancing the development of critical policy in Transport (2013 – 2016)

Adel is a UAE national and earned his BSBA in marketing and international business at Colorado State University and MBA in International Business from the American University in Dubai. He also completed Mohammed Bin Rashid leadership program and Executive Development Program from IMD, Switzerland.

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