Al-Futtaim Group’s Orient Insurance President Wins Family Business Award


Omer Elamin was nominated for spearheading innovation and driving growth through his contributions

The Family Business Council Gulf aims to facilitate the continuity of GCC family businesses

Dubai, UAE: Al-Futtaim Group has announced that Orient Insurance President Omer Elamin has won the Non-Family Executive accolade at the prestigious Family Business Awards. Celebrating his 40th anniversary with the group, Elamin was recognised for spearheading innovation and driving growth through his contributions at the inaugural event. 

Held by the Family Business Council Gulf (FBCG), a private, not-for-profit membership organisation representing family businesses across the GCC, the Family Business Awards recognise the extraordinary success of leading family-run establishments across generations.

Omer Elamin, President, Orient Insurance commented:  I am delighted and honored to receive the “Non-Family Executive Award for the GCC” by the Family Business Council – Gulf. Thanks to the jury, the FBCG Board and of course to Al-Futtaim Group for allowing me to serve the Group and to lead their insurance arm, Orient for the last 40 years. I am proud to represent Al-Futtaim and to ensure that it continues to grow in line with the Group’s vision and values.”  

The Non-Family Business Executive Award honours an individual’s long-standing tenure and vital contributions to a family business. The individual, who will have demonstrated exceptional loyalty and commitment, is selected by a jury to be the recipient of the celebrated accolade. 

FBCG’s purpose is to facilitate the continuity of GCC family businesses. As a regional platform, the council supports and engages leading family-owned organisations across the six GCC countries. It also seeks to identify and address issues which are specific to the GCC region and contribute to the intellectual progress on topics related to family business management, particularly succession, family governance, next-generation development and family communication. 

About Al-Futtaim:

Established in the 1930s as a trading business, Al-Futtaim Group today is one of the most diversified and progressive, privately held regional businesses headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. 

Structured into five operating divisions; automotive, financial services, real estate, retail and health; employing more than 33,000 employees in more than 20 countries in the Middle East, Asia and Africa, we partner with over 200 of the world’s most admired and innovative brands. 

Al-Futtaim’s entrepreneurship and relentless customer focus enables the organization to continue to grow and expand; responding to the changing needs of our customers within the societies in which we operate. 

By upholding our values of respect, excellence, collaboration, integrity; Al-Futtaim continues to enrich the lives and aspirations of our customers each and every day.