Arash Dara | Group Chief Executive Officer
Lootah Holding LLC

Arash Dara, Group Chief Executive Officer, Lootah Holding LLC

Arash is the Group CEO of Lootah Holding, a UAE based family-owned conglomerate operating across the infrastructure, health, wealth and information technology sector categories and with ownership stakes in companies comprising F&B and commercial real estate. In this role, Arash is responsible for developing and executing the groupwide vision and strategy whilst overseeing the performance of eight of its main subsidiaries.

Prior to joining Lootah Holding, Arash led McKinsey’s Organization Solutions (OrgSolutions) practice across the Middle East, helping organizations answer critical questions related to organizational health, performance culture, efficiency and talent. During his time at McKinsey, Arash also oversaw the rapid establishment and growth of OrgSolutions, delivering over 50 studies and projects in a two year timeframe. He worked with government and industry leaders across the Middle East and Eastern Europe, spanning the healthcare, retail, finance, telecommunications, FMCG, energy, and NGO sectors.

Before McKinsey, Arash worked for Accenture UK and Accenture Middle East for over a decade. He established and led a team of high performing strategy consultants specialized in investments and optimization.

Arash’s own primary experience centered on corporate strategy, market entry and development, strategic planning and performance management, investment analysis and organizational restructuring and transformation. Arash spent over a decade serving clients across multiple industries, with a prime focus on O&G and Petrochemicals. This was split evenly across Europe and the Middle East and included integrated, international and national oil companies, complex JVs and greenfield launches.

His role as a Project Manager and Readiness Lead for a 4,000 man organization built up from scratch over two years has blessed him with a familiarity of almost every organizational function, helping him have a well-rounded sense of business and inner corporate workings to deliver business results.

Arash’s passion is summed up by people and numbers. He has a relentless drive to build fruitful business relationships with economic and social gains. He is also dedicated to growing talents, focusing on solid evidence to rewire organizations and driving performance through people.

Arash holds an MBA in Investment and Risk from Imperial College London. Amongst executive education courses he has attended, the most recent and relevant to his current role include the Disruptive Strategy program with HBS and the Digital Business Strategy Program with MIT.


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