Alan Smith is the Chief Executive Officer of Agthia Group PJSC. Established in 2004, Agthia is listed on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange and is part of ADQ, one of the region’s largest holding companies with a broad portfolio of major enterprises spanning key sectors of Abu Dhabi’s diversified economy. Agthia offers a world class portfolio of integrated businesses encompassing categories such as Water, Snacking, Processed Protein, Grocery, Flour and Feed; spread across the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Egypt, Turkey and Jordan. Prior to his appointment as CEO of Agthia in July 2020, Alan has helmed various roles at Mondelez International; the most recent one being Managing Director – Middle East & Pakistan. Alan brings over 20 years of encompassing FMCG experience with a focus on opening new markets and transforming underperforming operations. He also has strong cross functional experience having led strategic initiatives, business turnarounds, manufacturing build outs and multi-country operations as a business leader. Alan holds an Executive Masters in Marketing from INSEAD and a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) from Manchester University.