Without commitment, you’ll never start, and without consistency, you’ll never finish: Zaid S. Al Khayyat


October 2, 2023 | By RetailME Bureau

Zaid S. Al Khayyat, Managing Director, Al Khayyat Investments (AKI),

In his role as Managing Director of Al Khayyat Investments (AKI), Zaid S. Al Khayyat has been deeply invested in fostering a culture of excellence and growth among the people of AKI. He actively supports and empowers them, taking the time to listen and support them to become the best they can possibly be, every single day.

Through his commitment to AKI’s people, he inspires a high-performance culture delivered through a dynamic hands-on leadership team. He is responsible for maintaining the distinctiveness of AKI’s cultural DNA, which is proudly rooted in the core building blocks of ‘family’ guiding how AKI’s people think, operate and deliver.

AKI approaches everything with a spirit of entrepreneurial energy and an open-to-opportunity attitude. Be that setting the stage for accelerated growth of its BinSina Pharmacy business across the MENA region by investing in both digital infrastructure and human capital or developing and expanding its premium fitness retail brand BeFit in the UAE and wider GCC region.

In addition, besides doubling down on automation and smart system controls to increase agility in 2022 AKI broke ground of its largest fulfilment centre located in Dubai Industrial City to support its next phase of expansion.

As a new breed of family business considering people as a key asset, under Al Khayyat’s leadership AKI is working across a diverse portfolio of businesses and partnerships touching every part of people’s lives to deliver the things that matter. Many of the world’s most valuable brands trust AKI to nurture and elevate their brands, grow their businesses and deepen consumer engagement, and AKI is deeply committed to nurturing these long-term relationships through integrity and a commitment to delivering beyond what’s expected.

What’s more, ahead of COP28 in the UAE AKI has dedicated efforts towards planting one million trees made possible through its GCL nursery.

AKI at a glance:

  • Geographical Reach: AKI currently has a footprint in nine countries in the wider Middle East and Africa region.
  • Brand Portfolio: BinSina Pharmacy, Petit Bateau, Superdry, Nanan, adL, BeFit, Holland & Barrett and more
  • Retail footprint: 200 outlets
  • People strength: 5,500 employees
  • Annual turnover: $1.5 billion

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