H.E. Major General (Retd.) Sharafuddin Sharaf, Vice Chairman of Sharaf Group26 Nov 2022
UAE International Investors Council - UAEIIC SPECIAL EDITION LEADERSHIP 2022
H.E. Major General (Retd.) Sharafuddin Sharaf, Vice Chairman of Sharaf Group
His Excellency Major General (Retd.) Sharafuddin Sharaf is a former Dubai Police officer. He graduated from college Royal Police College of Jordan, and he joined Dubai Police on 1 February 1970 and retired in January 2004 at the rank of ‘Major General’.
H.E. Gen. Sharaf has been a member of the Dubai Police Community Council.
Sharaf Group was founded in 1976 by Gen. Sharafuddin Sharaf and his brother H.E. Ibrahim Sharaf. The company, which has completed forty-six years in the UAE with offices in Oman, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Jordan, South Africa, Tanzania, Mozambique, Kenya, Uganda, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Sudan, Libya, India, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Egypt, Morocco, Malaysia and other African countries.
Sharaf Group operates business in various fields including shipping agencies, ship ownership companies, industrial factories, financial services, real estate, retail shops, travel and tourism, logistics, information technology, etc.
Gen. Sharaf, together with nine retired police officers, founded the First Security Group on 23 June 2004. First Security Group offers a range of security and risk services like guarding, credit & risk management, facility management, home healthcare services, etc.
On 13th April 2018, Gen. Sharaf was appointed as Chairman of UAE – India Business Council (UIBC) which is the Official Joint Business Chamber set up by the Governments of UAE & India for promoting economic synergy between both the countries.
UIBC aims to create an inclusive bilateral trade environment between UAE and India by linking businesses from both the countries, and supporting long-term commercial partnerships for developing strategic relationships between businesses and government officials from both the countries.
Apart from the above Gen. Sharaf has been an integral part of many other progressive projects.