In this episode, Ashutosh Garg engages in a thought-provoking conversation with Muna Easa Al Gurg, Director of Retail, Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group. Muna, an alumnus of London Business School, is a highly successful entrepreneur and a columnist for the ‘Gulf News’.
Muna reminisces about her early life and career. She shares with us the three key milestones of her life. She shares her experience running a colossal family business. She shares the flabbergasting story of leading a big part of the company, retail, just after completing her MBA.
Muna analyzes the scope of retail business. She talks about the current trends in e-commerce during the pandemic. She attempts to foresee the future of the retail business in the UAE. She talks about how millennials and Gen-Z are revolutionizing the retail sector.
“It is important to tell a story about what you are selling,” remarks the philanthropist who is a part of many NGOs and charitable groups. She elucidates the work done by her to empower budding entrepreneurs and startups. She addresses a crucial question- How to improve gender balance in the Middle-East. Muna then proceeds to define success and give insights about setting personal and professional goals.
Muna Easa Al Gurg, Director Retail, Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group
Muna Easa Al Gurg is a businesswoman and philanthropist from Dubai. She is Director of Retail at Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group and is on several boards of directors of companies as well as non- profit organizations. Muna is Chairwoman of Young Arab Leaders, an organisation which promotes education, entrepreneurship and youth development. Education BA in Business Administration from the American University in Dubai Executive MBA in Business Administration from London Business School. Fellow of the Middle East Leadership Initiative of the Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. She started her career with Saatchi & Saatchi in Dubai. In 2001, she joined Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group, a leading conglomerate in the United Arab Emirates which is her family's business, as Director of Marketing and Communications. Since 2009, she has been Director of Retail, responsible for strategy and operational development of the Group’s international and local retail brand portfolio.