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Speaker Profile
Mr. Abdelkader (Abdou) Lahlali

Abdou is a multi-lingual Dutch citizen of Moroccan origin. He has over 35 years of international experience with major multinational companies:
• Procter & Gamble
• Quaker Oats
• RJR/Nabisco
• Timex
• Motorola.

He also worked for large property development groups based in the United Arab Emirates such as Limitless (a Dubai World company) and Enshaa (an EIG company). He has been based in Dubai since 1995.

He gained valuable experience in marketing, sales, distribution, channel management, business development, strategic planning, and general management. He has set up and/or expanded several regional business units through the proper planning and execution of cost-effective operations. Abdou was American-educated throughout his life and graduated from Northwood University in Midland, Michigan in 1981.

He holds the position of Senior Consultant at Dubai-based Center House DMCC (since 2008). The company provides clients with management consulting and business advisory services in the areas of strategy and planning, business development, and government relations as well as marketing and sales support.
He is a part-time faculty member at Hult International Business School - Dubai Campus (Since AY2012-2013).