Giresh (left) with CEO Stephen Gobby at the long service celebration held at GMA's Middle East office in Dubai. 

Giresh celebrates 20 years of service with GMA

No one knows the ins and outs of our Middle East office in Dubai better than Giresh Ragoowanshi. 

Giresh joined the Group as Administration Manager when the office was established in 1999. Within seven years, he was promoted as General Manager – a position he holds till today. 

Looking back at his 20 years of service, Giresh shares that the garnet recycling plant project in 2004, and his efforts in promoting environmental awareness and protection in the region’s blasting and painting industry are two accomplishments that are close to his heart. 

These endeavours did not go unnoticed, and Giresh went on to accept a certificate of appreciation from the Dubai Municipality on behalf of GMA – an event he considers as one of his most memorable moments with 
the company.

Giresh, however, doesn’t take sole credit for his achievements. 
According to him, the support of the Middle East team, and the trust of the board members have kept him going over the years. 

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Plant Supervisor Santosh describes Giresh as a “very humble person.” “He always provides growth opportunities for employees, takes care of staff and their accommodation needs,” he says. “He is very jovial and speaks to one and all.” 

Dharmesh, a finance manager, adds, “Giresh is very supportive, and I have learnt a lot of from working with him. It has been a wonderful journey to work with a great person like him.”

Whilst Giresh may be celebrating 20 years with GMA, he doesn’t intend to rest on his laurels anytime soon. When asked what he wishes for the company’s future, he replies with, “To see GMA as the highest standard benchmark in this industry, region, and the world.”

By Jignesh Bhatt, GMA Middle East