Dr Ankur Danainduaecp
CEO, Dana Group of Companies
Dr Ankur Dana is the CEO of Dana Group of Companies. He joined DANA Group’s Steel Trading & Coil Service division in July 2005, and was initially responsible for operations for the company. Since joining Dana Group, he has been instrumental in starting the Value-added Steel manufacturing division in Dana Group, and is also actively involved in strategic planning for Dana Group.
Prior to his experience in the steel business, Ankur completed his bachelors degree in medicine and surgery from India, and also practiced medicine for one year. Later on he also did his Executive MBA from Dubai. In 2005, he moved to Dubai with Dana Group and joined Dana Group’s manufacturing division, and his passion for steel led him to head the Dana Group’s steel division. Ankur’s involvement in strategic planning for Dana Group has been critical for the long strides of success Dana Group has taken in the recent years. Dana Group’s Steel division has now established manufacturing/servicing operations in UAE, India , Qatar, Libya nad representative/agent offices in Iraq, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait, Jordan, Egypt, Vietnam, Central America and many more countries across the Globe.
In the year 2008-2009,when the global recession struck UAE, Ankur was instrumental in steering the steel division of DANA Group amidst the rough economic climate. His strategic insights in “Value-Add” were instrumental in establishment of DANA group’s Value Added Steel Product Manufacturing Verticals. With 4 factories in the UAE and 1 in India all these divisions are now processing more than 150,000 MT of Flat & long Steel annually and manufacturing products like roofing solutions (viz sandwich panels, profiles, purlins), pre-engineered building systems(peb), cable management systems (cable trays, ladders, trunking ), cold stores.
In the year 2014 he was also one of the key architects of DANA Group’s foray in to the lubricants & greases manufacturing sector. Identifying a strategic acquisition of a running factory in UAE, was one of the key moves which helped catapult the growth of the Group in the Oils Manufacturing sector.