Almarai Company (Arabic: شركة المراعي, lit. 'The Pasture') is a Saudi multinational dairy company which is listed on the Tadawul stock exchange. It specializes in food and beverage manufacturing and distribution. The company's main offices are located in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
According to Almarai literature, the dairy company - founded by Irish Agri Pioneers Alastair and Paddy McGuckian - began with 350 cows, before expanding its operations dramatically over the past three decades. The company is now responsible for more than 200,000 cows globally and is the world's largest vertically integrated dairy company.
The company notably partnered with PepsiCo from 2009 onwards and has been responsible for acquiring a number of large businesses.
Mashreqbank PSC (Arabic: بنك المشرق Orient Bank) is the oldest privately owned bank in the United Arab Emirates. Founded as the Bank of Oman in 1967, it was the first bank in UAE to install ATM cash dispensers, the first to issue debit and credit cards and the first to introduce consumer loans. Today Mashreq provides conventional and Islamic personal banking services including deposits, loans and credit cards; conventional and Islamic investment banking services including corporate finance and investment advisory on mergers and acquisitions, initial in public offering and underwriting; conventional and Islamic asset management services including wealth management.
Mashreq has 12 overseas offices in nine countries, including Europe, the United States, Asia and Africa.