Chairman Message

As a diversified holding company, we are active in a wide range of industries, including FMCG, Hospitality & Real Estate and Packaging Materials.  In all parts of the business we are dedicated to delighting our stakeholders and “creating memorable moments” for our customers.  Wherever we operate, we strive to ensure that AGH takes a balanced approach to all stakeholders, adding value through managerial capabilities and local knowledge, as well as taking significant care to consider the community, people and the surrounding environment through a wide range of corporate and socially responsible initiatives.

A core part of our long term strategy is the desire to work with world class partners across the Group and, as part of this, in 2011 we signed a landmark deal with The Coca-Cola Company, which led to the creation of the Aujan Coca-Cola Beverages Company (ACCBC) and Rani Refreshments (RR). Since then, we have combined our regional experience with The Coca-Cola Company’s industry knowledge to build a broad based and sustainable capability within the MENA beverage market.

Our hospitality and real estate business in Southern Africa has evolved from primarily focusing on leisure tourism, to a growing business also offering adventure tourism, business hospitality and real estate development. Our joint venture with Minor International (MINT) has enabled us to reflag a number of our properties with globally recognised brands, such as Anantara and Avani.  As an extension of our Radisson Blu hotel project, this year will see the introduction of our landmark commercial and residential development in Maputo, due for completion in November 2015.

In packaging materials, we continue to develop a flexible partnership with Rexam.  Across the region we have entered into joint venture arrangements, supply agreements and technical service arrangements and expect this relationship to develop further over the coming years.

We are a family business with a deep-rooted pioneering spirit and a wealth of highly relevant experience. Our goal is to remain at the cutting edge of each industry so that we may continue to create value for our shareholders, surrounding communities and the wider economy.

We are proud of our past and passionate about our future and look forward to continuing our success alongside each of our partners.

Adel Aujan
Chairman