Adil Al Zarooni

CEO Al Zarooni Emirates Investments (ZEI)

Adil has 16 years of experience in executive management, investments, sales, and IT security. He has strong expertise across multiple sectors ranging from investment and operations, family owned businesses, special economic zones, logistics, UAE government owned entities, and IT development.

Adil founded Al Zarooni Emirates Investments LLC (ZEI) in 2009, which is the UAE holding company managing his family assets that span 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.

Prior to that, Adil has assumed the role of Senior Vice President for Development and Sales at Economic Zones World (EZW) and JAFZA. He also assisted in the setup of Mobily Telecom in Saudi Arabia and worked for Etisalat Telecoms in the UAE.

While structuring his family business, Adil grew an academic interest in the subject of institutionalising 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.