AL HANDAL - HISTORY IN THE MAKING
When humble beginnings are combined with a man that possesses a truly aspirational vision, success is not only eminent but guaranteed. This was how Haji Noori Ayyed Al Handal began his career in the early forties. With determination, unwavering perseverance, and long tiresome years filled with struggles, Haji Noori Ayyed managed to break through the mold and establish small and medium enterprises in Iraq.
These enterprises are now the cornerstone of established companies that specialize in Banking, Real Estate Development, Tourism, Hospitality, and others. Although the group is rooted in Baghdad, our branches and projects span across the United Arab Emirates, Japan, and Turkey.
In the last four decades, Al Handal International Group (HIG) has been an important part of Iraq’s business landscape. During a time where the country witnessed a vast number of changes and saw much political unrest, HIG has managed to continuously grow, diversify and expand. This stands as a testament to the determination of a company to become a leader in its field.
We are now at the dawn of a new era in Iraq, an exciting new time that promises many rewards for those who are committed to rebuilding the country and supporting its growth. Being part of that restoration is an important goal for HIG for as Iraq regains its position as a business capital in the region, HIG wishes to be there every step of the way.
Global companies are looking to invest in this region, build new partnerships and forge new alliances and so, with rebuilding and regeneration comes opportunities for new business ventures to occur. This presents an exciting opportunity for companies like HIG, with a strong foothold in many sectors and several decades of local and international connections to pave the way.
As a company that was founded on and guided by the strongest ethical principles, we look to incorporate these values in our new business partnerships as we continue to grow and develop, a core value that both HIG and Iraq understand and share. We truly believe that this is an exciting time for HIG, Iraq and those who reside within it to witness a remarkable progression in the region.
We look towards a brighter tomorrow that stands with growth, expansion, and new alliances, in order to offer you an opportunity to join us in building our country and our home, hand-in-hand.
To provide quality services using innovative approaches in the creation of solutions.
To provide services that reflect our commitment to the prosperity of our community.
To nurture a working environment that is both competitive and rewarding.
Through the leadership of Al Handal Group, Ashur Bank, and many other distinguished corporations, Eng. Wadeea Al Handal actively contributes to the economic growth and the progression in challenging business environments of Iraq and the Middle East. During his studies in the late seventies, Wadeea has managed to gain substantial experience while playing a key role in expanding his father’s company in the fields of general trade, finance, and technology in Iraq, Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon, and the GCC.
Hardan Al Handal plays a vital role as the business coordinator in Al Handal International Group (HIG) specifically within commercial investments, real estate management, and shipping and cargo divisions. His reputable experience allowed him to secure significant agreements while handling HIG’s businesses in Jordan, Turkey, and Japan. Hardan is a major player in building the group’s international reputation of integrity, professionalism, and excellence.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Mohammed Noori Al Handal successfully climbed the ranks of Al Handal International Group (HIG) beginning in the year 2000, and eventually became the CEO of the group in 2007. Due to his valuable experience, high education, and rigorous training, he has proudly been the sole motivator behind the achievement of the major milestones in the group’s expansion in trading investments, general trading, and real estate management. As CEO, he urges uncompromising social responsibility across all divisions, as well as being an active board member of Ashur International Bank for Investment.
Wadood Noori Al Handal has been utilizing and relying on his experience in co-managing Al Handal International Group (HIG) alongside his brothers since the year 2000. By mastering a high level of quality with regards to customer service and operations that drive efficient productivity, he successfully developed a record in optimizing long-term gains in performance. Wadood strives to deliver high-quality projects across the group by encouraging creative problem solving and innovative solutions.
Noor Noori Al Handal is a current board member of Al Handal Group, with almost nine years of experience working through a variety of roles in the treasury and investments department at Ashur International Bank. Noor’s philosophy revolves around motivating and leading his colleagues through rigorous training to ensure healthy and prospering customer relations. With a continuous thirst for knowledge, Noor can always be found encouraging others to broaden their skills and awareness of the industry.
Ziad Badr is a Lebanese national who joined the World Bank in 1993 with a focus on the Africa and MENA regions. He assumed various responsibilities as the Senior Economist in the Africa Knowledge and learning unit where the concepts of "Knowledge Bank" and "Monitoring and Evaluation tools" were pioneered. Shortly after, Ziad was announced as the Head of the World Bank mission in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and relocated to Amman as Head of the World Bank office for Iraq and Jordan. Ziad has been instrumental in establishing the World Bank presence in Baghdad and nurturing relations with the Iraqi government. His success was due to the extensive network initiated with both the private and public sectors in Iraq. After over 26 years of a budding career, Ziad retired in 2019 and continues to work as a senior adviser, and Board Member in numerous leading companies in the MENA region.
Omar Wadeea Al Handal is the current Managing Director of Al Handal International Group in which he is a renowned performance-driven, flexible, and solutions-oriented professional. Throughout his career, he has learned the value of hard work and the principles of successful business from his inspiring family. Omar’s philosophy revolves around the constant search for ways to further improve the communities he serves through corporate social responsibility plans and sustainability practices throughout the organizational processes. This interest solidified itself in 2018 into “The Station Foundation”, of which Omar is a proud Co-Founder. “The Station Foundation” is the first leading co-working space in Iraq, offering a space for young entrepreneurs to work and develop, as well as acting as a center for the private sector to strive.
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
Hussam Ameen is the Business Development Manager of Al Handal International Group for over seven years. Previously, Hussam was the designated research and development manager as well as the engineering projects manager during which he developed and operated numerous projects. He strives to ensure that new clients become loyal customers by providing them with clear strategies and utmost efficiency. Hussam firmly believes in the implementation of the group’s vision and values in accordance with the highest standards.