Brunei: Ghanim appoints new group CEO

Aziz Idris, Borneo Bulletin

THE Ghanim International Corporation Sdn Bhd Board of Directors has selected Dr Nur Rahman as the organisation’s next Group Chief Executive Officer. Dr Nur Rahman took over the long vacant position of Group CEO as of October 12, 2015.

After completing his initial degree in Veterinary Medicine and Masters in Veterinary Science, Nur completed his Masters of Applied Science in Food Microbiology and Masters of Business and Technology from the University of New South Wales.

Nur has worked in senior executive positions for a number of large organisations in Australia including Woolworths limited, Gloria Jean’s Coffees International, Goodman Fielder, Copper pot dips, Attiki yoghurts, BE Campbell Pty ltd (meat), Tamworth City Council and Cargill Foods (meat division). Nur is a certified principal auditor in Quality Management System/ISO and also an auditor in food safety.

“I’m honoured and I’m grateful for the opportunity to lead this exceptional organisation of creative, dedicated and talented professionals,” said Nur in a press statement.

“Ghanim, with its strong business ambitions, is well-positioned to tap into new opportunities in the food business, particularly during this time of fast moving changes. I look forward to working with the entire Ghanim team and Board of Directors as we embark on this exciting journey of promoting the Bruneihalal brand.

Dr Nur Rahman
Dr Nur Rahman, CEO, Ghanim InternationaIn terms of Ghanim’s strategy, he hopes to develop its business through its main values of providing food solutions through science and innovation and in turn, create long-term shareholder value.

“Our goal is to optimise the company so that each project and talent is best enabled to meet its goals. Where it makes sense to do so, we will pursue opportunities in various sectors, but not at the expense of focus and discipline in each.”

Nur also explained that the directional values will allow for the company to keep sight of its business objectives while being socially responsible by providing quality, nutritious and healthy foods to society.

The company has produced and branded products to the Bruneihalal brand from a number of ranges including that from local suppliers and is looking towards expanding upon more value-added or meat-based products in the long-term, including potential export opportunities.

“Ultimately, we are vying to deliver a global standard brand with suitable products to our core consumers (the Muslim population), which will also stand to benefit others as well,” Nur said when asked about expanding upon Bruneihalal’s ambitions of becoming the most trusted company for providing halal product solutions.

Ghanim International Corporation has its headquarters in Jerudong and has been in operation since 2009. It has expanded its operations to Europe by setting up a sales and distribution facility in August 2011 in the United Kingdom under Ghanim International UK Ltd.