Management Team

EFI’s management team prides itself in having strong operational, technical, and financial expertise. It is comprised of experienced personnel with long experience in commodities, animal feed, dairy, and F&B.

Wasfi Kaso

Chief Executive Officer

Food and Beverage career professional with 25 years of experience in Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) across hundreds of categories and segments in the food industry.

A leading expertise that started with global and multi-national companies in the United Arab Emirates and continued with senior leadership roles in regional industrial conglomerates covering various leading regional brands across a multitude of sectors. Wasfi Kaso has been instrumental in launching international brands in the region, and in the development of leading regional brands that contended for market share leadership in their respective categories.

Samer Izahmad

Samer Izahmad

Information Technology Director

Samer Izahmad is the Information Technology Director for the Emirates Food Industries group. He is a seasoned executive with progressive experience in business and technology transformation.

He has been instrumental in effectively managing the IT portfolio of investments related to the group spread all over the UAE and in providing solutions to automate manufacturing facilities and infrastructure.

His experience is focused on managing and modernizing software-defined data platforms, real-time streaming analytics and automation with powerful business intelligence, extensive experience in IT strategy, Digital Transformation, Artificial Intelligence, Information Security, and Business Continuity. Samer holds a degree in Computer Engineering & Informatics from the Beirut Arab University in Lebanon.

Mona Moneeb

Human Resources Director

Mona Moneeb is the Human Resources Director at Emirates Food industries. Mona Moneeb has worked in senior HR roles in the UAE for different industries including telecommunication, real estate, facility management and FMCG.

She has notable experience in strategic human resources planning, performance management, staffing, training and development and executive coaching. In her current role Mona Moneeb manages the entire HR functions across the EFI group. Mona Moneeb holds a bachelor degree in English literature from Ain Shams University in Cairo. She has a DISC & Trimtrix assessment certificate and a qualified NLP master with life coaching skills.

Gerald Kiernan

General Manager – Dairy Farms

Gerald Kiernan has over 35 years of work experience in the Dairy Farm Industry across many countries around the world. He was educated in Ireland and more recently awarded an MBA in Leadership and Sustainability from the University of Cumbria.

Since joining the Group in 2003 he has managed to build a strong team and system that rapidly adapts to successful implementation of the latest relevant global technology and science. Gerald Kiernan has developed strong professional links within the industry at both the national and international level. The EFI Dairy farms are amongst the most successful in the UAE and are continuing their upward momentum to record high production and quality through exceptional standard of management and animal welfare.

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