We adopt and adhere to the highest standards of corporate governance. Our corporate governance approach is led by a highly-accomplished and diverse Board of Directors, with experience of founding, managing, directing and growing organisations.
Our Board is supported by an internationally experienced senior management team, having led organizations both in the F&B sector and other industries.
We ensure regular reporting and independent auditing, coupled with strong internal policy, transparency, effective oversight and accountability at all levels of our business.
Mr. Mohamed Ali Rashed Alabbar is the Chairman of the Company’s Board and has been the Chairman of the board of the Former Parent Company since June 2017. He is also the Chairman of the Nomination & Remuneration Committee of the Former Parent Company.
In addition to his roles in the Former Parent Company, Mr. Mohamed Ali Rashed Alabbar is the Founder & Managing Director of Emaar Properties, Founder & Director of Noon.com, Director at ANH Holdings Limited, Barakat Vegetable & Fruits Company LLC and the Chairman of Eagle Hills Properties LLC.
In addition to his role of the Former Parent Company, Mr. Mohamed Ali Rashed Alabbar has driven the growth of Noon.com, a leading e-commerce platform in the region. He is also a shareholder in Artstreet Limited, which owns interests in the real estate business, he is the Chairman of Zand, one of the world’s first combined digital corporate and retail banks to launch from the UAE, and Symphony Investment LLC and its subsidiary and associate companies.
He is a graduate of Finance and Business Administration from Seattle University in the USA. He also holds an Honorary Doctorate from Seattle University, an Honorary Doctorate from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and an Honorary Doctorate from Sun Moon University in South Korea.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Chief Financial Officer & Chief Growth Officer
Chief Operating Officer (Yum Brands)
Chief Information Officer
Chief Development Officer
The Board has an Audit Committee, and a Nomination and Remuneration Committee (each of which is subject to the composition requirements of the Governance Rules).
If the need should arise, and subject to the Articles of Association, the Board may set up additional committees as appropriate.
In accordance with the Governance Rules, the Chairperson is not permitted to be a member of either the Audit Committee or the Nomination and Remuneration Committee. A high-level overview of the mandate of each of these committees, as at Listing, is set out below.
The Audit Committee assists the Board in discharging its responsibilities relating to financial reporting, external and internal audits and controls, including reviewing and monitoring the integrity of our financial statements, reviewing and monitoring the extent of the non-audit work undertaken by external auditors, advising on the appointment of external auditors, overseeing the relationship with our external auditors, reviewing the effectiveness of the external audit process, and reviewing the effectiveness of our internal control review function. The ultimate responsibility for reviewing and approving the annual report and accounts remains with the Board.
The Nomination and Remuneration Committee assists the Board in setting and overseeing the nomination and remuneration policies in respect of the Board, any committees of the Board and senior management. In such capacity, it is responsible for evaluating the hiring of Americana’s executive management, evaluating the balance of skills, knowledge and experience of the Board and committees of the Board and, in particular, monitoring the independent status of the independent Directors. It is also responsible for periodically reviewing the Board’s structure and identifying, where relevant, potential independent candidates to be appointed as Directors or committee members as the need may arise. In addition, and subject to the Articles, the Nomination and Remuneration Committee assists the Board in determining its responsibilities in relation to remuneration, including making recommendations to the Board on the Company’s policy on executive remuneration, setting the over-arching principles, parameters and governance framework of our remuneration policy and determining the individual remuneration and benefits package of our senior management.