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Board of Directors

Albert Grünenfelder, Founder and Patron

With over five decades of experience in automobile manufacturing industry, Albert Grünenfelder continues to leave a mark as a successful and one of the most innovative Swiss entrepreneurs in the Middle East.

In 1976, Albert Grünenfelder Sen. initiated and expanded his business to Saudi Arabia and marked another milestone resulted in partnership with Esmat Al Saady and together they founded the CGS Group.

Until 2005, Mr. Grünenfelder continued to run the business operations successfully as Managing Director and thereafter handover his legacy to his elder son Mr. Marcel as the capacity of Managing Director

Esmat Al-Saady, Founder and Chairman of Board

Esmat Al-Saady is the co-founder of CGS. Since 1976

Mr. Saady is an integral part of CGS Board of Directors, and is active in CGS business by holding the distinction of Chairman of CGS Board of Directors and is responsible for strategic Board decisions.

Mr. Saady by profession is a trained pilot and started his career in the Royal Air Force in 1959. He served in the Air Force until 1971, when he left as quadrant commander and operations director. He later joined Northrope and later on moved to Abdul Latif Jameel Co. and was appointed GM for Toyota & MAN trucks.

Marcel Grünenfelder, Managing Director

Mr. Marcel is currently the Managing Director of CGS Group; previously Mr. Marcel had held key positions within CGS group. Mr. Marcel is active in all the day-to-day activities of the organization and is responsible for all strategic decisions. Together with Esmat Al Saady, Marcel Grünenfelder has successfully continued the legacy of his father and developed the CGS to the stature of its present state. Mr. Marcel also holds the distinction of CEO for GK Grünenfelder AG

Sinan Al Saady, Vice- Chairman of Board

Mr. Sinan Al Saady was formally inducted to CGS Board in 2009 and since then has been an integral part of CGS Board

After completing, BA Degree from Boston College in Finance & Economics Mr. Sinan worked with National Commercial Bank for three and a half years. Continuing with his entrepreneurial career with his other business ventures Mr. Sinan is very much active in CGS Business and enduring supporting Mr. Saady (his father) and Mr. Marcel Grünenfelder.

Manfred Koelle, Board Member

General Managers

Ralph A. Renner

GM – Riyadh | Dammam | Bahrain

Marco Lenz

GM- CGS Jeddah

Tomas Quinn

Branch Manager,
CGS Dammam / Bahrain

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