Khalid Al Tayer is the chief executive of Al Tayer Insignia, the retail business of Al Tayer Group , a multi-division conglomerate based in the UAE operating luxury brands and retail chains across the Gulf and other Middle Eastern markets. He joined Al Tayer Group in 2005 as group general manager and was appointed chief executive in 2011.
In his time at the helm of the retail business, Al Tayer has spearheaded joint ventures with Bottega Veneta, Bulgari, Ermenegildo Zegna, Gucci, Prada and Saint Laurent and signed a license agreement to open the first Macy’s store outside of the US, in 2018. The group represents other brands in the region including Dolce and Gabbana, Alexander McQueen and Giorgio Armani , along with a licenses for Harvey Nichols.
Prior to joining the family business, Al Tayer worked at McKinsey & Company and Emirates Financial Services. The business mogul also currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Central Bank of the UAE and the Board of the Retail Business Group at the Dubai Chamber of Commerce.