Our People

Our Board

Executive Management

MMI’s senior management team offers over 200 years of collective industry experience. Culturally diverse, they have delivered growth across a variety of global markets, channels and geographies. Their practical knowledge spans brand-owner and distributor perspectives from companies including Anheuser Busch, Heineken, Diageo, Maxxium, Remy-Cointreau, Matthew Clarke, Majestic Wines, Coca-Cola and Kellogg’s.

Biographies

Gary Chapman

Chairman

Gary Chapman (ACA – New Zealand) has been a key member of the Emirates Group management team for over three decades.

In his current role – President (Group Services & dnata), Emirates Group – he is responsible for the global operations of dnata, the leading air services provider as well as a number of other associated company businesses within the Emirates Group. He is also responsible for a number of the support functions of the Emirates Group (Finance, IT, Internal Audit, Human Resources, Medical Services, Legal, Insurance, Performance Development).

Gary is Chairman of Maritime and Mercantile International LLC (MMI), Sirocco LLC and dnata Singapore Pte Ltd. He is a member of the board of directors for Emirates Flight Catering Co. LLC, Emirates CAE Flight Training, Premier Inn Hotels LLC and dnata’s overseas ground handling operations.

Prior to joining the Emirates Group in 1989 Gary spent 12 years with a prominent Arab trading concern involved in construction and the provision of support services to the oil industry. His assignment postings included the Sultanate of Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait, Paris and Houston.

In 2012 he was awarded the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to the community, to New Zealand charities, and for his efforts in fostering aviation relations between the UAE and New Zealand.

Gary enjoys playing golf, and has a keen interest in most sports including sailing, cricket, football and rugby. Gary is the driving force in turning the Dubai Rugby Sevens from a local event into a major international tournament attracting top class players and teams with a huge spectator following from around the world.

Stewart Angus

DIVISIONAL SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, ASSOCIATED COMPANIES –
EMIRATES GROUP

Stewart joined Emirates in 1995 and has held positions in finance, procurement and general management. As Vice President – Procurement, Stewart was responsible for the airline’s third-party operational contracts for its worldwide services.

In his current role, Stewart is responsible for overseeing a number of subsidiary businesses in airport handling, in-flight catering, food and beverage businesses and hotels.

Stewart also sits on the boards of directors for Changi International Airport Services (Singapore), dnata (Philippines), Oman United Agencies (OUA) and Premier Travel Inn Gulf Hotels.

Previously, Stewart served at British Airways as Head of Finance for German subsidiary airline Deutsche BA and as Head of BA’s mainline operations to the Americas. He was also a Board Director of Brymon Airways and Plymouth City Airport.

Tyrone Reid

Group Chief Executive Officer –
MMI (and Emirates Leisure Retail)

Tyrone joins the ELR & MMI Group with extensive experience spanning over two decades across the F&B, Hospitality, Retail, Travel Retail and, Drinks Retail sectors throughout Europe, the Middle East, Turkey, UK, and Russia.

He recently held the position of Chief Executive Officer at Alabbar Enterprises where, over his eight-year tenure, he successfully grew the business to over 15 F&B and Retail brands. In his position as CEO, he was instrumental in creating a dynamic F&B and Retail landscape throughout the region, across an array of different service styles from fast-casual, upscale casual, full service, confectionary retail to lifestyle retail service segments.

During his time in the region, Tyrone has delivered a strong track record of successfully launching and growing sustainable businesses. Whilst with MH Alshaya, Tyrone successfully launched the Shake Shack business across the Middle East, Russia, UK and Turkey, helping make the business the globally recognised brand it is today. After moving to the UAE, whilst with Alabbar Enterprises, he also onboarded and launched further global iconic franchise brands such as Five Guys and developed award-winning homegrown concepts. In addition, while supporting Emaar Malls, he also brought the iconic Time Out Market to the UAE.

Tyrone is proud to have started his career as a Commis Chef at the prestigious Gleneagles Hotel where he eventually transitioned into various senior positions in F&B, Drinks Retail, Travel Retail and Retail with Mitchells & Butlers, SSP Group, and Threshers Wine.

He holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Anglia Ruskin University and is an active member of the UAE Restaurants Group Advisory Board and the Global Restaurant Investment Forum. He was also recently awarded the coveted Restauranter of the Year Award at The Caterer Middle East Awards 2021, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the UAE’s restaurant sector.

A committed value-driven leader, Tyrone is known for taking a people-first approach throughout his businesses and is passionate about developing his team whilst empowering their focus on customer experiences.

During his downtime, he is a keen fitness enthusiast enjoying paddle tennis and spending quality time with his wife and son.

 

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