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Mohammad A Baker

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Mohammad A Baker
BornDubai, United Arab Emirates
🏡 ResidenceDubai, United Arab Emirates
🏳️ Nationality
💼 Occupation
Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Gulf Marketing Group (GMG)

Mohammad A Baker (Arabic: محمد باقر‎) is an Emirati businessman and the Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Gulf Marketing Group (GMG), a family-owned holding company based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.[1][2][3] The company has business divisions ranging from healthcare to education and sports[4], including brands such as Sun and Sand Sports, Super-Care Pharmacy, Farm Fresh, Good Health Nutrition and Trilogi Logistics.[5][6][7] GMG is also the distributor for sport and lifestyle brands including Nike, VANS, Timberland, The North Face and Colombia[8][9], amongst others. Mohammad joined GMG in 2010 and was appointed CEO in 2014.[10] Since then he has been involved in projects such as:

  • Nike, in partnership with GMG Sports, opening its largest store in the Middle East at The Dubai Mall in 2018.[11]
  • Breaking ground for a new GMG distribution facility in Jebel Ali Free Zone in 2017 to facilitate GMG’s e-commerce business.[12]
  • A three-year sponsorship agreement between Sun and Sand Sports and Al Hilal Football Club in Saudi Arabia in 2016.[13]
  • Opening of specialty concept store Basketbolista for basketball fans in 2016.[14]
  • Launch of flagship digital-concept store for Sun and Sand Sports at The Dubai Mall in 2015.[15][16]

In 2018, Mohammad was recognised by Arabian Business in its ‘40 And Under: The Region’s Most Influential Young Business Leaders’[17] listing. He has also contributed thoughts on trending topics within the region’s retail landscape for publications such as Gulf Business[18][19] and Arab News[20].


  1. https://www.khaleejtimes.com/gulf-marketing-holds-groundbreaking-ceremony-in-jafza
  2. https://www.zawya.com/mena/en/company/Gulf_Marketing_Group-12487487/
  3. https://www.bloomberg.com/research/stocks/private/snapshot.asp?privcapId=100663614
  4. http://www.technicalreviewmiddleeast.com/logistics/logistics/gulf-marketing-group-breaks-ground-for-new-distribution-facility-in-dubai
  5. https://gulfbusiness.com/sun-sand-sports-create-500-jobs-across-gcc-2015/
  6. https://www.arabianbusiness.com/uae-conglomerate-appoints-former-pwc-exec-as-new-ceo-594919.html
  7. https://www.imagesretailme.com/2015/02/03/food-grocery/gmg-to-boost-workforce-in-2015/
  8. https://gulfnews.com/business/retail/gulf-marketing-group-expands-1.1293724
  9. https://www.arabianbusiness.com/uae-retail-group-eyes-big-expansion-for-sports-shops-539705.html
  10. https://www.arabianbusiness.com/lists/406944-40-under-2018-07-mohammad-baker
  11. https://www.arabianbusiness.com/retail/409062-us-sports-giant-nike-opens-largest-mideast-shop-in-dubai
  12. https://www.constructionweekonline.com/article-46173-gmg-distribution-facility-breaks-ground-in-jebel-ali-dubai
  13. http://www.arabnews.com/node/936461/sports
  14. https://www.thenational.ae/lifestyle/wellbeing/new-basketball-store-targeting-filipino-community-opens-in-dubai-1.190969
  15. https://www.zawya.com/mena/en/press-releases/story/Retail_reinvented_Sun__Sand_sports_unveils_global_concept_store_in_the_Dubai_mall-ZAWYA20150512141012/
  16. https://www.albayan.ae/economy/companies-businesses/2015-05-15-1.2374293
  17. https://www.arabianbusiness.com/lists/40-under-the-regions-most-influential-young-business-leaders
  18. https://gulfbusiness.com/retaining-edge-uae-retail/
  19. https://gulfbusiness.com/why-corporate-governance-is-key-in-gcc-family-businesses/
  20. http://www.arabnews.com/node/1409446/saudi-arabia

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