Entrepreneurs' Organisation appoints first global board member from UAE

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  • (1888PressRelease) August 07, 2017 - Entrepreneurs' Organisation (EO) has appointed Sanjay Raghunath, chairman and managing director of Dubai-based Centena Group, to the global board of the organisation.

    UAE business to have representation on the global board of Entrepreneurs` Organisation
    -Sanjay Raghunath, chairman and managing director of
    Centena Group

    Since its inception in 1987, EO has focused on building a global network to serve the unique needs of the complete entrepreneur. EO mainly focusses on helping members facing business challenges, those who want to expand their business networks or are looking to connect with small- and large- business owners who are ready to share their experiences and best practices.

    Raghunath is the second person from the Middle East, Pakistan and Africa (MEPA) region and the first from the UAE to make it to the global board of EO, said a statement from the organisation.

    He will serve as director on EO's global board for three years, it said.

    EO spans 52 nations and 167 chapters and boasts more than 12,000 influential entrepreneurs. The organisation helps entrepreneurs learn and grow through peer-to-peer learning by networking with business experts across the globe. It inspires members to new ways of thinking through the various activities held during the year, it added.

    A major focus area of EO is mentoring young entrepreneurs. Its student programme offers $400,000 worth of support to the best entrepreneur idea generated by students in universities across the globe every year.

    The appointment is expected to boost local businesses across the UAE, GCC, Middle East and Africa. Among other things, EO mentors new businesses and new ideas.

    “Being a leader, it gets very lonely at the top. EO has helped me to learn from experiences of others and become a better leader and individual. Peer-to-peer learning has been one of the most significant benefits from EO for me,” said Raghunath, who was instrumental in building Centena Group and diversifying it to businesses such as marine electronics and instrumentation, industrial control automation, security products and solutions, life and analytical sciences and education training solutions.

    “EO will play a more enhanced role across the region and the UAE during the coming years, especially guiding business leaders through some of their difficult times and help them navigate crisis situations,” he said.

    “As a member of the global board, I hope to work towards EO’s vision of creating the world’s most influential community of entrepreneurs,” he added.

    He has served on the EO’s global leadership positions as part of the technology and finance committees and also been a member of the regional EO board.

    “Being a member has helped me grow my establishment to a multi-million dollar business. The insight that I receive from other members worldwide has been invaluable,” he concluded. – TradeArabia News Service

    About Centena Group
    Centena Group is a UAE-based multinational conglomerate that was created following a corporate restructuring in 2004. The group offers diversified solutions in the fields of marine electronics, industrial automation, life & analytical sciences, identification and security and educational training systems.

    It is now the parent company of Maritronics, which was founded in 1980 and has been a precursor to the Centena Group. It offers marine electronics instrumentation services and operates along with Tensosys - an engineering firm that undertakes turnkey projects for requirements of equipment and systems and supplies them to ship yards and Emphor Marine Solutions, Emphor LAS (Life Analytical Science Division) and Emphor IAD (Industrial Automation Division) that have been providing various solutions and services to oil & gas, petrochemicals, cement, LNG, gas distribution, pipeline and power industry segments, food & beverages, research & academia, pharmaceuticals, forensic &clinical and health sciences.

    ScreenCheck Middle East offers end-to-end solutions in identification, biometrics, security and tracking across 25 countries in the Middle East and Africa. -

    ATLAB is a technology-based learning solutions company that is focused on providing innovative educational training systems and laboratory equipment to educational institutions, technical universities and industrial (vocational) training centres. The company is a pioneer in delivering STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) solutions to classrooms.

    Headed by its Chairman and Managing Director Sanjay Raghunath, Centena Group operates with a core mission to be ahead of times, providing the latest technology solutions to its clients and exceeding customer expectations by innovative and adaptive engineering practices.


    About the Entrepreneurs’ Organization
    The Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) is a global, peer-to-peer network of more than 12,000+influential business owners with 167 chapters in 52 countries. Founded in 1987, EO is the catalyst that enables leading entrepreneurs to learn and grow, leading to greater success in business and beyond.

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