This year has probably not gone as anyone imagined when it first started. 2020 brought with it high hopes for a new decade – a turning of the page, a fresh start and a clean slate into the “roaring 20’s”. Roar it did, but definitely not in the way any of us had predicted.
At ADG we took an offensive approach to dealing with the pandemic and the challenges it threw our way. Each of our verticals created emergency teams. These teams were responsible for keeping up to date on the effects of the Coronavirus within each of their sectors, for keeping ahead of the curve and for adapting businesses to the rapidly evolving circumstances, in ways that ensure the safety of our colleagues, serving our communities and business continuity.
July saw ADG and Bain & Co. conclude work on our 2025 strategy, and with it the creation of our new finish lines and goals: to be listed amongst the top 5 wholly owned family businesses in the Asia and MENA region; to be listed amongst the top 5 family businesses in terms of SDG contributions; to be amongst the global top 5 wholly owned family businesses in terms of impactful giving.
Fast-forward to the here and now. Although the entire world has gone through difficulty, grief and heartbreak this year it is important to hold on to lessons learnt so that we may build back better and more resilient than when we started.
Wishing you and all your loved ones safety and health – today and always.