Alan Smith, Agthia
Alan Smith is taking charge at Agthia Group, the Abu Dhabi headquartered food and beverages major. Image Credit: Agthia Group

Dubai: The food and beverages company, Agthia, has confirmed Alan Smith as the new CEO, in place of Jamal Salem Al Dhaheri, who had served as acting CEO since March.

Smith joins Agthia with solidexperience in managing international markets across the FMCG industry. His most recent position was with Mondelez International as managing director – Middle East and Pakistan.

“As Agthia Group expects to continue expanding operations across regional markets and diversifying product offerings, Alan’s depth of experience and track record of success in the industry will be instrumental,” said Khalifa Sultan Al Suwaidi, Chairman, Agthia Group and Chief Investment Officer at ADQ.

“We anticipate that under his leadership Agthia will continue to capitalize on its position as a key player in the UAE’s food and beverage industry to further its international expansion projects, deliver value to our shareholders and contribute to Abu Dhabi efforts to develop key sectors of the non-oil economy.”