As Secretary General of the UAE F&B Business Group, an association that brings together all food and beverage manufacturing firms in UAE, and with the help of the board, Vaheed put in place the organisation structure and processes that built a cohesive sector representation for the food sector, in line with the Group’s goal of supporting the development of the food and beverage industry.
Driving an ecosystem enabling approach, he took a leading role in setting up the platform, connecting various value chain players. He is also the ecosystem architect for Suntec that is powering the UAE Food Data Platform, another initiative that supports the F&B sector in the UAE.
His previous career experience with the S.S. Lootah Group, as Manager Ventures, Governance and Strategies, saw Vaheed working alongside Directors and CEOs of Business Units, driving fundamental change management and governance initiatives in most of the 25 plus business units under S.S. Lootah. His exposure to various industries in the group ranging from construction, natural gas, healthcare, education, and FMCG equipped him with a multi domain perspective of business.
He was involved in restructuring the Group’s companies and reviewing finance and governance functions, particularly financial planning, budgeting, financial performance management, and treasury functions.