Aujan Industries appoints new Chief Executive Officer

Published December 28th, 2009 - 03:38 GMT

Sheikh Adel Aujan, Chairman of Aujan Industries Co., the largest privately owned Beverage and Confectionery Company in the GCC, announced the appointment of Mr. Kadir Gunduz as President and CEO of Aujan Industries today.

Mr. Kadir Gunduz’s background in the beverage industry spans a period of over twenty one years. His career in the beverages sector began in 1988 in his native Turkey where he began to build his expertise in emerging markets.  Having worked in Russia, Tanzania and finally to his latest position with South African based SABCO, a major international Coca Cola franchisee, he operated as Asia Division Director where he was responsible for four countries across Asia, operating seven plants with 2,300 employees.

Sheikh Adel Aujan commented “As Aujan enters a new and exciting phase of its development, we are fortunate to have Kadir Gunduz’s experience and proven track record to lead an already successful and exceptional team”.

With Mr. Kadir Gunduz’s appointment, Dr. Kamel Abdallah hands over his temporary position as Executive Vice Chairman and resumes his former position as Board Member of Aujan Industries and CEO of Rani Investment.

 “The Board would like to thank Dr. Kamel Abdallah for his exceptional services during this period of growth and transition in 2009” added Sheikh Adel Aujan.

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