February 2023 Adil al Zarooni
Adil Ismail Al Zarooni facilitates relations with public authorities, sponsorship, corporate services and the qualification of regional strategic partnerships in the Middle East for the benefit of entrepreneurs and multinational clients of Dumon Partners. Adil is based in the Dubai office.
Adil has 20 years of experience in executive management, investments, sales, logistics, healthcare, IT security and special economic zones development within UAE government entities and family owned businesses.
Adil founded Al Zarooni Emirates Investments LLC (ZEI) in 2009, which is the UAE holding company managing the Al Zarooni family assets that spans over private equity, public equity, investment funds and real estate. Mr. Al Zarooni holds directorship positions in firms in the sectors of healthcare, financial services, logistics, media, real estate and more.
Currently, he is also serving as the Chief Executive Officer of Al Bidayer Holding, LLC., a family holding company established to manage a strand of the Al Qasimi family wealth and investments and serves as a Chairman and/or Board Member of companies such as Continental Food Establishment Inc. (Dunkin Donuts), and Wonderbee Ice Cream.
His prior engagements and role include being the Senior Vice President for Sales at Economic Zones World (EZW) and JAFZA. He also assisted in the setup of Mobily in Saudi Arabia and worked for Etisalat.
While structuring his family business, Mr. Al Zarooni grew an academic interest in the subject of institutionalizing family businesses in the UAE and the region. He is often a speaker in the subject and a reference point. He took on his shoulder a social goal to help families sustain their businesses as he does to his own.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Etisalat College of Engineering, and an MBA from the American University of Sharjah. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in the subject of family businesses.