Global Development Group (GDG) is a dynamic and diversified holding company based in Abu Dhabi. Founded in 1992, the company has an extensive investment portfolio of successful businesses and partnerships that operate across the entire GCC and MENA regions. GDG’s portfolio covers a broad spectrum of industries including property development, facilities management, hospitality, food & beverage, support services, retail, construction & engineering, oil & gas, recruitment & outsourcing; transportation, general trading, PRO services, healthcare, education, energy, communication and financial services.
GDG specializes in investing into businesses and other vehicles which are designed to generate a sustainable financial return and tangible social impact. The company has, over the years, established a reputation for valuable partnerships built on its solid expertise across a range of business sectors. GDG’s meticulous approach is essential to the company’s success, hence, the company invests selectively by choosing favorable partnerships, investing financial and intellectual resources to help businesses reach their full potential, and where agreed, exiting investments strategically.
One of GDG’s key objectives is to improve the economy of the regions in which it operates. The forthcoming Dubai Expo 2020 together with the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030 highlights two key priority areas for economic development in UAE. As part of its strategic plans, GDG embraces the vision of building a sustainable economy while ensuring a balanced social and regional economic development approach that brings benefits to all and contributes overall to the ongoing development of the country’s economy.
In recent years, there has been a concerted effort across the GCC and MENA regions to promote the adoption of best corporate governance practice across a variety of industry sectors. The aim of this is to provide transparency in the way corporations are directed and controlled. GDG actively promotes and conforms to these practices in every aspect of its business operations, pursuing its objectives with clarity while reflecting the context of the social, regulatory and market environment, as it continues to expand its portfolio of successful and enduring business partnerships.