Abdulhamied Ahmed SeddiqiVice Chairman
As the son of Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons founder Ahmed Qasim Seddiqi, Abdul Hamied naturally progressed to a career in the watchmaking industry.
As a schoolboy, Abdul Hamied would go to the company’s first store at Dubai Souk with his father. The precious time they spent together taught him the intricacies of the business and he built strong relationships with the company’s regular customers. Two generations later, Abdul Hamied regularly sees their children and grandchildren at the Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons’ stores.
Abdul Hamied’s first job was in the foreign league, but he soon shifted his attention to watches. He attained a Bachelor of Business Management from Lemania College in Lausanne, Switzerland and took a position at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Abu Dhabi as the main liaison for various government ministries.
He joined Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons in 1979 and assisted his brothers to open the company’s third store.
As Deira began its economic boom, Abdul Hamied helped grow the Company’s portfolio of brands, focusing on the growing number of fashion brands entering the market.
With an eye for new business opportunities, Abdul Hamied Seddiqi ventured into the Real Estate sector and invested in Capricorn Tower, which is now the company’s head office.
As the Vice Chairman, Abdul Hamied oversees the entire operational real-estate and marketing activities of the family enterprise.
He is also a member of the Board Directors of Dubai Chamber of Commerce since 1997.
It was January 2008, La Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie appointed Abdul Hamied as Ambassador of Fine Watchmaking Industry for the Middle East region. Abdul Hamied’s professional reputation, vast knowledge of mechanical, technical and precious fine watchmaking as well as continuous support of the ethics and values of the watchmaking art, makes him a recognized personality that promotes the foundation’s culture and tradition.
Abdul Hamied passed on his love for the industry to his daughter Hind Abdul Hamied Seddiqi, who leads the company’s marketing initiatives as the Vice President of Marketing.
His passion for the finer things in life and excellence is reflected in his collection of pocket watches. In his spare time, Mr. Abdul Hamied Seddiqi enjoys traveling in order to explore unique destinations.
Family and tradition go side by side for Abdul Hamied, who is devoted to his family of five children and three grandchildren.