Having its origins over 4 decades ago, Union Investments today, is a leading multi-sector investment house, offering unrivalled market knowledge, cutting-edge industry insights and a first-class network to support our present and future portfolio of investments.
U. I’s. strategy is to identify investment and partnering opportunities that arise in the U.A.E., GCC and internationally, and to optimize those investments when integrated into the portfolio that we hold. We owe our success to the enduring partnerships we have through our international ventures, collaborators, customers, business associates and shareholders, supported by our celebrity network, professional approach towards each investment and strong and motivated management and staff.
UI’s key strength and focus has been – and continues to be – our ability to optimize returns for our stakeholders across our high-profitability portfolio.
UI has been consistently profitable since its inception, despite dramatic market changes. Each of our investments is strategically chosen based on extensive due diligence, future market potential and its ability to synergize with and leverage the wider UI portfolio. We work with a range of models including joint-ventures, full acquisition, direct and indirect capital investment. Each selected investment has a clear timeline with a carefully crafted exit strategy.
Our strength lies in the fact that our comprehensive investment and value management initiatives are driven through a strong planning process that culminates into strategic high level 5-year plans. These plans help us to be aligned with our shareholder and stakeholder concerns, address challenges in the marketplace, increase profitability, generate value, drive growth, keep focus with the UI vision and re-adjust through strategic intervention. This has ensured that UI is continuously and strategically positioned for growth via market expansion and diversification today and in the years to come.
Since its formation in 1971, the United Arab Emirates has developed into a true Global economic success story and is now a major hub for business, investment, employment, living and working. The vision and innovation of our Founding Fathers has empowered our Nation to experience almost unprecedented growth and progression, enabling us to enjoy the vibrant society we live in today.
In the complex world that we live in today, facing varied crises, whether it be in the economies surrounding us or the looming disaster in the form of climate change, challenges have to be met not only by the Governments, but by each and every individual in the society.
To face such challenges, I foresee the need for creating institutions which respond quickly to the situation on the ground, while having a clear vision of the future so as to prepare forward looking plans to address critical issues in a timely and effective manner.
I have firmly believed that people are our most important resource and that professionalism and objectivity are the essentials that lead to fulfillment. I have endeavored to do just that by pushing forward such initiatives.
Much has been done, but a lot more needs to be achieved before we can rest on our laurels. I look forward to the future with unbridled optimism and a conviction that we all will rise as one to make the world a better place for generations to come.