Mohammad Al Madani

Chairman & CEO, Al Madani Group

Mohammad Al Madani graduated with B.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA in 1979.

He began his career as a Petroleum Engineer with Abu Dhabi National Oil Company and later moved to Dubai, where he joined Dubai Petroleum Company (DPC); Mohammad also worked with Conoco Phillips in Houston, Texas, USA.

In 1981 he began his first business venture by establishing Al Shafei General Trading Est. In 1991 he expanded family core business “National Tailors” by entering its name into the most prominent shopping centers in the United Arab Emirates at that time (Burjuman, Ajman City Centre, the Arabian Centre, Ibn Battuta Mall & Mercato).

In 1994 he established Apex International Engineering Consultants, then in 1996 he started to have the franchise right of the famous brands around the world under Al Madani Group of Companies by successfully representing various top brands like Levi’s®, Dockers® and Hang Ten® from USA, Gas from Italy, Chevignon & Naf Naf from France.

In 2004, Mohammad ventured into the F&B industry by obtaining the UAE territory franchise rights of Charley’s Grilled Subs Restaurant from USA, and in 2006 in Whittard of Chelsea Tea & Coffee House from UK. In 2011 he got the master franchise rights for Charley’s Philly Steak for UAE, Oman and KSA. Currently managing more than 50 stores in the region.

Later in 2012 he had the franchise of Bagel Bar Coffee shop from Ireland, but he never forgot his heritage then he launched “Kandura” for creating most luxuries THOB in UAE, then he launched a unique Emirati cuisine (Al Barza Restaurant & Café).


Nov 26, 10.55 AM - Panel Discussion: Franchise Outlook & Opportunities in Gulf Cooperation Council