Ismail Abdulwahid Al Zarooni, a UAE national born and raised in the emirate of Sharjah, is the head of the Al Zarooni family and serves as Chairman of ZEI. For over six decades he has built the family fortune across several industry sectors, through hard work and strong determination. Mr. Ismail was trained as a petroleum engineer and started his career at GETY as an oil production controller. During the 1960s he held the position of regional standby manager for British Petroleum. He was involved with the Sharjah Oil and Gas Council since its inception in 1972, starting in a managerial role and eventually rising to become Director General. With over 53 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry, Mr. Ismail is a well-connected and highly respected member of the Sharjah community. In addition, he serves as the chairman of many family owned businesses across multiple industry sectors. Mr. Ismail has grown his business ventures organically and today is firmly established managing numerous properties in the residential, commercial and hospitality sectors.
Abdulwahid Al Zarooni is the head of Al Zarooni Emirates Investments real estate development department, which oversees all of the family’s construction and development projects. He has previously overseen various construction sites and developments in both Dubai and Sharjah. Abdulwahid is also the Chief Executive Officer of the family’s travel agency business, Arabian Travel Agency.
Dr. Adil Al Zarooni has experience in executive management, investments, sales, and IT security. He is the Chief Executive Officer of ZEI, and prior has assumed the role of Senior Vice President for Sales at Economic Zones World (EZW) and JAFZA. Dr. Adil holds directorship positions in firms in the sectors of healthcare, financial services, logistics, media, real estate and more.
Ahmed Al Zarooni heads the real estate operations department at ZEI, managing almost all aspects of the lease portfolio of the company. Ahmed has previously worked for Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development, as well as for Invest Bank. Currently, Ahmed is also the Managing Director of ZEI’s sister company, Granada Real Estate.