Adrian has been with the Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group for 10+ years, and currently manages the award-winning home-grown furniture store Chattels & More and quirky German interiors brand, KARE. He brings over 20 years of international experience in developing new and existing businesses, driving sales and profitability.
In the early years, Adrian oversaw IDdesign operations throughout the UAE, including eight stores and over 200 staff, moving on to become the CEO of Chattels & More and KARE.
Prior to joining Easa Saleh Al Gurg group, Adrian was Retail Manager at Al Tayer Insignia, where he focused on implementing and maintaining efficient service levels and expediting stock availability from warehouse to showroom – maximizing sales opportunities. He would subsequently be appointed as Acting General Manager, achieving year-on-year sales growth of 58 per cent, improving customer service levels to the highest in the group’s history.
He also served as Chief Operating Office at ArteCasa Kuwait – a privately owned, high quality ceramic and sanitary ware retailer. During his tenure, Adrian grew the business by 12 per cent year-on-year (over AED 45.5 million), planned and resourced top level management, identified new business and JV opportunities and created a five-year strategy for the company to enter the Kuwait stock market.
Other key career highlights include opening the first Jane Packer concept florist franchise in the GCC on time and within budget; consistently outperforming sales targets and achieving 35 per cent year-on-year sales growth for MFI International Taiwan; and successfully transforming Al Tayer Insignia’s home division into a profitable concern.
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