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Rassem Kadiri

Rassem Kadiri

DivorcedGerman and Lebanese nationalitiesJuly 1967Dubai, UAE Email: [email protected] Tel:+971 50 289 4290Availability: Immediately


Seeking a senior position in the Administration, Management or Business Development departments of a good reputation national or multinational organization, where my experience and educational background, as well as my interpersonal skills could be further developed and applied.


With over 11 years of experience in Management and Business development, with a strong know-how in setting up new business lines and improvement of current business within large enterprise.Experience in international markets, including Germany and Middle-East countries.Highly motivated person, with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.German and Arabic native languages and fluent in English.Successful experience in company management and team management. Can work as a team player or independently setting own priorities and tasks.Geographical mobility.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCEJanuary 2008 September 2010: GTI UAE DubaiChairman and OwnerGTI has been setup as General Trading Company handing buildings material and heavy equipment and covering UAE with a focus on Dubai market. Signed an exclusive agreement for a German modern building method allowing a fast execution of building construction within weeks.Obtained a license to setup a factory for local manufacturing of the building material in UAE.Worked on finalized an exclusive license agreement for the Middle-East to deliver "Gecko" a robot designed to handle the cleaning service of the outside tower faade glasses.Responsible for a team of 8 persons, involved in the administration and sales of GTI products.

August 2007 September 2009: Al Araba Al Thahabiya Car Rental UAE Sharjah

Chairman and Owner PartnerThe company has been established to provide luxury car rental for VIP business men in UAE. High range cars have been acquired to provide the best service to business men including security, luxury and unique comfort through personalized services.Among the enterprise clients, exclusive rental agreements have been signed with Al Aqariya Media Group and GTI, to provide them with cars for the whole VIP and Business men during their trip to Dubai

March 2005 January 2008: Al Aqariya Media Group UAE DubaiManaging DirectorAl Aqariya Media Group consists of the following companies: TV channel one, channel 2, alaqariya magazine, alaqariya newspaper, Rena, alaqariya web. It is a Media Group targeting the real estate Business as a reference for the Middle-East market.Responsible for 250 employees and directly reporting to the Chairman, my main responsibility was to expand the business of the Group while controlling the cost of the existing companies within the Group.Also set up new companies within the Group as alaqariya newspaper, Rena, alaqariya web.Responsible for the recruitment of the employees for the new companies that required specific qualifications as the business of Group is a kind of niche market.

Managing the restructuring process of the Group.Establish the mid-term business plan for the Group and budgeting plan according to the mid-term business plan of the Group.Creation of a news department in the Group to centralize the content creation to be distributed through the different media companiesEstablish high level of relationship with the major real estate market investors

Involved inFollow-up and control of the TV station daily operationDaily meeting with the GMs of the different Group companies to guarantee a smooth interoperation.Cost control per companySolving major problems of employees to avoid interruption of critical businessSupervising the tendering process for acquisition of media systems handled by the engineering departmentDeciding on the marketing and sales strategies as well as the product pricingRevision and approval of news content before being published by the Editor in Chief for Alaqariya news paper and Alaqariya magazine

August 1999 March 2005: Budget Car Rental Deutschland GmbH Germany

May 2004 March 2005 Northern Regional ManagerManaging Hamburg, Hannover, Gottingen and Bremen stations. Responsible for the supervision of cost control, daily operation, daily forecast, maintenance and car accident reporting as well as employee management (50 employees).Expanding company business through signing new lease and rental contracts for cars and vans.Major achievement in increasing the company revenue through consolidation of product pricing as per new pricing strategy.

March 2001 April 2004Station Manager Hannover Airport Involved in the daily operation, housekeeping, working plan and administrative works of Hannover Airport station.Acquisition of long and short term news clients.

September 1999 February 2001 Supervisor Hannover AirportInvolved in the daily operation, housekeeping and working plan

EDUCATION 1998: Business and Administration management Beruefs Bildendeschuhle Garbsen Germany1985: Scientific Baccalaureate Salah El Din- Kuwait