How can SEED
help you?

The Challenge

The UAE is a destination of choice for international businesses wanting to capture the lucrative GCC market. However, this region is a unique playing field, with many complex and often lengthy company set-up protocols & requirements. For example, a foreign entity wishing to conduct business outside the free zone must have a local partner.  In addition, the interactive existence of federal, emirate-specific and free zone laws can be multifaceted and confusing. You need a trusted and experienced partner to help you navigate the vast maize of paperwork & procedures and answer the typical questions we hear:

  • Should we set-up onshore or in a free zone?
  • What legal company structure will give us the most sustainable growth and returns?
  • Should I have a virtual office or a local office?
  • Which location will allow me to best reach my customers?

Companies hoping to continue their success in the UAE are also learning that business transactions are heavily influenced by relationships. But, how do you leverage on “who you know” when you are relatively new?

The Solution?


The Solution

We care about your business. Through our turnkey formation solutions, we are dedicated to making your set-up experience seamless.

Here at SEED MENA, our goal is to be an influential partner  with a purpose. We are a valuable business resource to help you meet the right decision-makers and influencers. We measure our success on how quickly we can accelerate  your path to a sizable ROI. Your business is our business, let us open the doors you need to make it a success.


  • Over 50 years of combined experience in the MENA region
  • A personal network of 5000+ local influencers, decision-makers, regulators & policy-makers from private & public entities

But how does SEED benefit out of this association?


Our Competitive Advantage

SEED is owned by a member of the Royal Family of Dubai. We can help our clients and partners to achieve results much faster by accessing high level contacts which are usually very hard to reach.

  • Leverage our extensive business network, covering all sectors
  • Benefit from your affiliation with our organization
  • As a strategic partner, we invest with you to make you successful

Our Latest News

We believe our clients are our best ambassadors. Browse our most recent strategic partnerships below.

Seed Group entered into a strategic partnership agreement with the MyWay Tourism
SEED Robotics Introduces Smart Presence System Beam Pro in the UAE
PYRO Group and SEED MENA join hands
SEED Group signs a JV to open Jollibee UAE
Etisalat and Vicom introduce groundbreaking digital advertising service YPAY
  • We at Vodafone are happy with this new partnership (with SEED). This partnership confirms Vodafone Xone’s role in supporting promising projects and helping them grow through investment and business development services.

    Khaled Hegazy - External Affairs & Legal Director,Vodafone.
  • “We couldn’t have found a better partner than SEED to jointly operate our planned 25 stores across the UAE in the next few years.”..

    Dennis Flores - VP International Operations, Jollibee.
  • “Etisalat is striving to keep its 145 million customers connected in the most advanced ways possible. We are pleased to introduce with yet another way of staying in touch with friends and family.”

    Khalifa Al Shamsi - Chief Digital Officer at Etisalat Group
  • “We intend to become a $100m USD company in the next three years. The MENA region will be responsible for a big chunk of that growth. We hope to achieve this via our strategic regional partnership with SEED.”

    SM Reddy – C.E.O. Pyro Group
  • “Our latest transportation project in Dubai has been a great success. I don’t think we could have achieved that success without the vital role SEED has played throughout the tendering, delivery and handover phases during the six years of the project period.”

    Suzuki Masao – Project Director,Palm Monorail
  • “Our growth rates are better in the BRIC countries including the Middle East. Without a doubt, our strategic partnership in the UAE (SEED) is a key factor in this growth. We count on them for joint business development activities. You know very well, it is difficult to operate in such countries without a local partner.”

    Dr. Peter Fitzgerald – Managing Director

The Team

The members of SEED team care about your success in the MENA region.
We will guide you through every step of the way.

Hisham Al Gurg

Hisham Al Gurg

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Carlos Flores

Carlos Flores

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Susanne Macmahon

Susanne Macmahon

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Rajeev Samtani

Rajeev Samtani

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Talal Kocache

Talal Kocache

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Syed Mohammad Furqan

Syed Mohammad Furqan

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Hisham Al Gurg

Hisham Al Gurg

With over 18 years of experience in setting up and running new ventures in the MENA region, Mr. Algurg is a pioneer in the region for his visionary approach, high profile networking, and for concluding and managing large regional projects and investments worth more than 1.06 Billion USD.

Presently he is managing the private investments and strategic partnerships activities of Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum. He is also the CEO of Al Fajer Investments & Development, an investment division of Al Fajer Enterprises, a holding group of companies owned by His Highness Sheikh Hasher Al Maktoum. Both Sheikhs are members of the Royal family of Dubai.

As a CEO of Seed Group, he is managing 8 growing companies in 6 diversified industries with other UAE and International partners.

He is also the UAE sponsor of the Chinese petroleum giant “Sinopec Petroleum”. Sinopec Petroleum is one of the largest energy corporations in the world, headquartered in Beijing.

Hisham completed his tertiary education at Southwest Texas State University.

Carlos Flores

Carlos Flores

Carlos Flores is a specialist in business strategy formulation & execution. He is also an experienced C-level Management Consultant, having held senior leadership positions at top-tier international consulting firms such as AT&T Bell Laboratories, Booz Allen Hamilton, Roland Berger Strategy Consulting, and Adentis Management Consulting. Carlos is also a venture capitalist with focus in companies offering breakthrough technologies. He founded and led several companies through conceptualization, structuring, launch and ramp-up of operations. In addition to his active role with SEED Group, he is a Managing Partner and founder of Argento Digital Ventures. Carlos graduated Summa Cum Laude from Stevens Institute of Technology and has degree in computer science and electronics engineering and received his MBA from Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management in 1994.

Susanne Macmahon

Susanne Macmahon

A geophysist, statistician and entrepreneur, Sussane is an expert in critical team building and high-level project management. Having created strategies on market penetration and planning, she has worked with blue-chip companies from all over the world; most notably Debeers Exploration Canada. Highly customer service oriented, Susanne has designed, organized and implemented multi-million dollar programs, managed international research teams, fieldcrews and associated logistics and operations; she also founded Innovate Geoscience. Ms. Macmohan holds a degree in Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto in English Literature, Bachelor of Science Degree from McMaster University as well as a Doctorate of Philosophy in Geophysics and Statistics.

Rajeev Samtani

Rajeev Samtani

Rajeev Samtani is a Chartered & Cost Accountant with more than 17 years in Dubai working in finance and accounting practices and has previously worked for local and multinational organizations such as Cityline International, Burj Al Arab Hotel and PricewaterhouseCoopers. The diversity of Rajeev’s work experience means that he is well placed to service the financial cost and management accounting functions of an equally diversified client base.

Rajeev is the Co founder and Managing Partner of Xcel Accounting, a firm of Chartered and Certified Public Accountants, committed to help businesses go beyond their fifth year of operations. Rajeev is also a Leadership Team member of BNI Middle East, has served as Finance Controller at Burj Al Arab and also worked as a Senior Associate with Pricewaterhouse Coopers.

Talal Kocache

Talal Kocache

Talal Kocache is a Senior Business Development Director for SEED Group. Talal is also an established entrepreneur with more than 12 years of experience in the UAE. His extensive career in the construction and contracting industry has given him a deep knowledge and invaluable expertise in international contract management, procurement and global trade. He uses this insight to identify high value investment projects for the group. Having graduated from the Concordia University and American University of Beirut in 2002 with A Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Economics.

Syed Mohammad Furqan

Syed Mohammad Furqan

Syed Furqan manages international partnerships and joint ventures for SEED Group. He has worked in the region for over 10 years, accumulating extensive experience in high profile retail, interior design, and healthcare related projects. He completed his studies at the Australian Swinburne University of Technology in 2005 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Management and Operations.


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