• Muddassir Farooq, CFO, Barns

    Muddassir Farooq, CFO, Barns

  • Extensive research has delved into the myriad health benefits attributed to coffee consumption, encompassing enhanced energy levels, facilitation of weight management, improved athletic performance, and even potential defence against chronic ailments. While caffeine often takes the forefront in discussions surrounding coffee, its true essence extends beyond this single component. Coffee boasts an intricate composition, replete with antioxidants and assorted bioactive compounds, as noted by nutrition experts hailing from the esteemed Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. These compounds are believed to contribute to the reduction of internal inflammation and the provision of safeguards against a spectrum of diseases.

  • Muddassir Farooq: A Journey Of Quality Coffee & Strategic Growth

Tougher Days Are Ahead of CFOs

By: Sujith Vasudevan, Managing Editor

The iconic ‘Saudi Vision 2030’, a strategic framework to reduce Saudi Arabia’s dependence on oil, diversify its economy, and develop public service sectors such as health, education, infrastructure, recreation, and tourism

Technology Reshaping the Future of Healthcare

By: Sharon Chan, Head-JLABS Asia Pacific, Johnson & Johnson Innovation

From working at a restaurant, to starting and transforming their own restaurant, ‘China Garden’, into a chain, Sharon’s parents taught her to dream a life

Top 10 CFOs From Saudi Arabia - 2023

Transforming Digital Process Automation during New Normal

By: Dr. Kaushik Sengupta, Product Head – Food SAR Region, Bureau Veritas Group

With 19+ years’ experience in the verticals like audit, certification, training, quality functions, Dr. Kaushik is increasing the digital process automation valuation


EV to be the Next Frontier of Mobility in the South-East Asia Region

By: Stephanus Widi, Chief Commercial officer, Charged Indonesia

EV is a promising market to SEA countries, especially to Indonesia as the third largest 2W market worldwide. There are five to seven million new vehicles sold


Reflections As A Business CEO

By: Nishant Saxena, CEO - Emerging Markets & Europe Cipla, Indonesia

Being a business head is a crazy, relentless roller coaster where the initial glamour of the role is quickly replaced by the weight of responsibility – millions of patients, thousands of employees, the legacy of an


Technology Key to Global Travel Recovery

By: Benjamin Boesch, Chief Digital Officer, VFS Global

The world is on the move again. After months of closures, the revival of various sectors is evident reopening of universities, hybrid working models, and high profile international events are back


Consumer Electronics Industry: Adapting The New Dynamics

By: Vikas Chadha, CEO, Jumbo Group

Technology has changed the rules of engagement. The consumers are inundated with choices – of products, modes of purchase, payment, delivery and more.


Three Ways Investing in Route Planning Software is Beneficial for the Transportation Industry

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Mradul boasts of a 13-year long career during which he has been associated with companies such as Bajaj Alliance General Insurance

  • Top 10 CFOs From Saudi Arabia - 2023

    The chief financial officers, Steering Finances, Navigating Success

    The chief financial officer is an officer of a company or organization that is assigned the primary responsibility for managing the company's finances, including financial planning, management of financial risks, record-keeping, and financial reporting, and often the analysis of data. The CFO thus has ultimate authority over the finance unit and is the chief financial spokesperson for the organization. They manage financial risks and work to optimize the financial performance of the company. They play a crucial role in shaping a company's financial strategy and ensuring its financial health.

    CFOs in Saudi Arabia: Inspiring Growth with Financial Wisdom:

    In Saudi Arabia, CFOs play a pivotal role in driving financial strategies, ensuring compliance, and adapting to the evolving business environment. They must navigate unique challenges related to economic diversification, cultural considerations, and technological advancements. They are responsible for overseeing risk management and compliance with local and international financial regulations. They are tasked with optimizing capital allocation and sourcing funding for the organization. With the rapid advancement of technology, CFOs in Saudi Arabia need to embrace digital transformation to streamline financial processes, enhance data analytics, and improve decision-making. They must evaluate and implement modern financial technologies to ensure efficiency and accuracy in financial operations. Through effective financial management, strategic planning, and embracing innovation, CFOs contribute to the sustainable growth and success of organizations in Saudi Arabia. They play a vital role in shaping the financial health and strategic direction of organizations. They balance financial responsibilities, risk management, regulatory compliance, and strategic decision-making to ensure sustainable growth and success in the Saudi Arabian business environment.

    CEO Insights Asia in this issue presents a list of ‘Top 10 CFOs from Saudi Arabia- 2023' who have leveraged their extensive industry expertise and experience in offering effective skills to the market. The following list has been prepared after being closely scrutinized by a distinguished panel of judges including CXOs, analysts and our editorial board. We recognize their valuable contribution to the ever expanding and competitive market and their ability to sustain themselves and emerge as top contestants through their reliable knowledge.

Top 10 CFOs From Saudi Arabia - 2023

Company Logo Company Management Company Name Company Description
UCIC Abdul Ghani Bawany, Group CFO/Vice President Finance UCIC A financial professional with 25 years of experience in financial management, Strong experience in ERP implementation, IPO, project finance, and more
 Saudi Consulting Service Amro Farag, CFO Saudi Consulting Service A versatile leader with a career spanning over two decades of experience, specializing in accounting, financial planning and operational management
Ceer Joerg Schuessler , CFO Ceer An experienced financial leader with extensive experience in the automotive sector, specializing in financial planning, budgeting and funding
Saudi Public Transport Company Khalid Essardaoui , CFO Saudi Public Transport Company An management leader with 15+ years of experience in various industries such as defence & aerospace, construction, transportation and diverse organisation
Ajlan & Bros. Holding Mater Alenazi , Group CFO Ajlan & Bros. Holding An accomplished leader with a wealth of experience and a strong background in strategic finance as well as financial expertise, ethical leadership and collaborative spirit
Leejam Mohammed Merajuddin , CFO Leejam An experienced leader working experience in the plastics, finance and FMCG industry, skilled in accounting, project management, budgeting and many more
Barns Muddassir Farooq , CFO Barns A strategic leader with 15 years of experience in the MENA region and expertise in planning, implementing and managing internal controls, as well as overseeing the finance department of a company
Al Faisaliah Group Muhammad Aamir , Group CFO Al Faisaliah Group A finance executive with over 25 years of experience in diverse industries including FMCG and oil field services and working knowledge in multicultural and collaborative business environments
Darco Shady Elmatboly, CFO Darco A seasoned finance professional with nearly two decades of industry experience, specializing in driving financial success and strategic growth in the real estate sector
Bayan Credit Bureau Turki Saud Alsubaiei , CFO Bayan Credit Bureau A financial leader with more than 14 years of expertise in navigating complex financial landscapes and driving organizational restructuring, growth and profitability

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