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Muna Al Gurg is the Director of Retail of her Family Business Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group, a diversified international conglomerate formed by her father in Dubai in 1960. She is responsible for strategy and operational development for the group’s international and local retail brands that include United Colours of Benetton, Siemens, Unilever and IDdesign. Al Gurg started her career with Saatchi & Saatchi in Dubai, and consequently joined the family business in 2001. Al Gurg is also Chairwoman of Young Arab Leaders UAE where she is responsible for spearheading this government-led enterprise’s effort in promoting education, entrepreneurship and youth development. Al Gurg resides on the board of directors of Emirates Foundation, an independent philanthropic organization chaired by HH Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, which helps improve the welfare of youth across the UAE. She is also a founding board member of Hub Dubai, a non-profit collaborative playground for social, environmental and economic development. An active mentor at the Dubai Start-up sessions, a community of passionate entrepreneurs who believe in innovation, in 2012 she was selected to join the judging panel of a business reality show ‘The Entrepreneur’. Al Gurg is also on Endeavor Global’s UAE board.
Al Gurg also serves on the board of several non-profit organizations, including the Easa Saleh Al Gurg Charity Foundation and Palestine Children’s Relief Fund. She is also an ambassador of the UAE’s Pink Caravan’s breast cancer awareness initiative. In June 2010, Al Gurg was recognized and presented the Emirates Women’s Award for outstanding achievers by HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum. She recieved a BA in Business Administration from the American University in Dubai and an Executive MBA from London Business School.
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