Shashi Kumar Menon

COO Al Ain Farms For Livestock

Al Ain Dairy, the largest dairy and juice producer, and one of the UAE’s leading brands is managed by its Chief Operating Officer Mr Shashi Kumar Menon.

Also known as Al Ain Farms for Livestock Production, the Al Ain based company which has operations spreading throughout the UAE has more than 1,500 employees and is generally regarded an “employer of choice”. Since 1981 Al Ain Dairy has played an active and influential role in the growth of the UAE’s dairy industry, has maintained a strong market share, enjoyed continued growth and an annual turnover of Dhs 500 Million.

The company has been the recipient of ISO 9001 and ISO 22000 certification, became HACCP compliant and has been awarded numerous food quality and safety awards as well as the Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award and the prestigious Emirates Quality Mark.

After taking his MBA in Marketing from the University of Madras in the late 80's his career began with Shaw Wallace & Company in Chennai & Bangalore, two years later completing his Post Graduation seat La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia.

Shashi is fundamentally a Marketing and Sales Management professional who has honed his career in FMCG during the last 18 years and has led a variety of large scale operations for a variety of organizations in the UAE , Kuwait and Bahrain.

Since he joined Al Ain Dairy 6 years ago Shashi has championed the Al Ain brand with innovation of their product range, and has elevated operations substantially with inward investment and has led the company through 6 years on consistent growth. Shashi has been commended for his leadership style, become a fervent advocate of food security and sustainability and makes regular contributions as a guest speaker at international university lectures.

Outside the rigor’s of farm life Shashi is a family man, who lives with his wife and daughter in Al Ain and has a passion for life.

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