The 30 Most Influential Women in the Arab World 2019

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Aline Ashkarian

Aline Ashkarian

Company:

Patchi

Designation:

Country General Manager

Aline Ashkarian is the Country General Manager of Patchi UAE. With over 20 years of experience in marketing and business development in different industries between Lebanon and UAE, Aline has a proven record of improving the performance of businesses. She has also been recognised for achieving numerous positive impacts on business efficiency and productivity.

At Patchi, Aline leads a team of over 600 employees, and oversees Patchi’s UAE operations in different divisions including Retail, Travel Retail, Corporate and Patchi’s chocolate factory, based in Dubai Industrial Park. Aline’s responsibilities also include overseeing the building of the new Patchi factory, which will be the organization’s largest manufacturing plant, making it a highly anticipated expansion and unique destination for chocolate advocates. She spearheaded Patchi’s Halal Certificate from ESMA as the first chocolatier in the UAE to receive this accreditation.

In October 2015, Aline was named General Manager of the manufacturing arm of Patchi, Industrial Development Company (IDC) based in Dubai Industrial Park. In July 2017, She was appointed Country General Manager of Patchi UAE, the first female to ever be hold the post at the company. Aline holds a an Executive MBA from Hult Business School in Dubai, UAE.