Talal Yousuf Mohammed Najibi, the CEO and Founder of the Najibi General Trading
Company LLC, started his career with the group in 1994. Mr. Najibi joined the company in the materials division under Coastal Trading, a contracting company, where he worked up until 1998. Post a successful tenure with the division, Mr. Najibi was put in charge of the galvanising division until 2001, after which he took over the managing director and chief executive officer (CEO) roles for the entire Najibi Group in 2003.
Leveraging his degree in business finance from the Schiller University in London,
Mr. Najibi succeeded in growing the company through his visionary foresight and
business acumen. Mr. Najibi’s progressive management style was instrumental in
creating corporate social responsibility (CSR) programmes over the years and
developing close ties with several charitable institutions, including the notable Rashid Paediatrics Therapy Centre.
Mr. Najibi, the son of Yusuf Mohammed Najibi, is also on the board of directors.
He possesses a comprehensive portfolio as current managing director of Union
Industries and Al Wasmi. In spite of his suite of titles, Mr. Najibi makes time for his
passions – football, traveling and, above all, his family.
Bradley P. Sutherland in his capacity as the General Manager of diversified business conglomerate Najibi Group, drives the group’s operations across multiple divisions, straddling several international sites. Sutherland also serves on the boards of several private companies across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, and boasts extensive professional experience in multiple domains: economics, upstream oil and gas development, master planning communities, golf course operations and design, retail trading, corporate strategy, market speculating, investment trading, financial operations, and commercial, residential and retail property development. But Sutherland is best known for his acumen in turning around profitless projects.
Before joining up with Najibi Group in 2010, Sutherland served as the Chief Investment Advisor to a privately owned company – its offices in London and Abu Dhabi – and he managed its investment portfolio across the US, Europe, Asia, the GCC and the wider Middle East.
He also served as the Director of Real Estate at a specialised Development Co. with Tatweer, Dubai Holdings (DH), where he was instrumental in the growth of several special projects and worked on some of the UAE’s most long-standing real estate brands. He has also shaped several high-profile commercial, residential and retail developments in Dubai during his tenure.
Meanwhile, as the former Head of Retail Leasing for Colliers International across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, Sutherland facilitated the development of quite a few malls in the region, and implemented a successful sales/leasing programme for Kuwaiti real estate, investment and construction shareholding company Mabanee at the Avenues Mall – incidentally one of the most successful malls in the GCC. This implementation was achieved in a matter of months.
Notably, Sutherland broke some serious residential sales records and sold upwards of AED 3 billion worth of real estate in two months at The Tiger Woods Dubai. Sutherland is also an experienced financial trader, estate agent and auctioneer, and a member of many sporting associations, charities and business councils.