Eng. Yasser Zaghloul
With nearly three decades of proven expertise, Eng. Yasser Zaghloul is one of the most experienced professionals in the oil & gas and marine services industries. He is the current Group CEO of NMDC Group, one of the leading integrated oil & gas and marine services EPC organizations in the region, with an established presence across MENA and South Asia. He also serves as Chairman of The Challenge – the Egyptian Emirates Marine Dredging Company, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry, assigned by His Highness UAE President Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
Eng. Yasser became CEO of NMDC in 2009 with a goal to grow the company and enter global markets. Led by his vision, guidance, and dedication, NMDC has merged to create NMDC Group, with subsidiaries including National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC), Emarat Europe and ADEC.
Prior to taking the leadership position at NMDC, Eng. Yasser was the head of operations of the company from 2006 to 2009, and held managerial positions between 1998 and 2006. Before joining NMDC, he worked at the Suez Canal Authority in Egypt. He started his career as a researcher at the Higher Institute of Technology in Egypt.
Eng. Yasser holds several additional leadership roles and advisory positions. He is a member of the General Board of the Control of Water UAE, member of the Brussels-based World Organization of Marine Construction and Dredging, and General Supervisor and Sponsor for the World Conference of CEDA in Brussels and Abu Dhabi, which covers more than 60 countries worldwide.
He is also a member of the committee on the Preparation and Qualification of National Cadres of NMDC in cooperation with the Ministry of the Presidency, Abu Dhabi Tawteen Council, and the National Institute of Vocational Rehabilitation. He is an active proponent of corporate social responsibilities initiatives.
Eng. Yasser’s illustrious career has been recognized regionally. He was named one of the Top 100 CEOs in the Middle East 2022 by Forbes Middle East, and received the Middle East Award for excellence for Best Chief Executives Director 2012 in the category of Engineering and Marine Business Building by the East Institute of Excellence. He was also named as the Maritime Standard Award Personality of the Year in 2016, and received the Gold Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award (SKEA) in 2013.