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With its four brands BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad, the BMW Group is the world’s leading premium manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles and also provides premium financial and mobility services. The BMW Group production network comprises 30 production and assembly facilities in 14 countries; the company has a global sales network in more than 140 countries. In 2018, the BMW Group sold over 2,490,000 passenger vehicles and more than 165,000 motorcycles worldwide. The profit before tax in the financial year 2017 was € 10.655 billion on revenues amounting to € 98.678 billion. As of 31 December 2017, the BMW Group had a workforce of 129,932 employees. The success of the BMW Group has always been based on long-term thinking and responsible action. The company has therefore established ecological and social sustainability throughout the value chain, comprehensive product responsibility and a clear commitment to conserving resources as an integral part of its strategy.
Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq)
The Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq), is the driving force behind the transformation of Sharjah. Guided by the heritage and traditions of Sharjah and inspired by innovation, (Shurooq) is committed to enhancing Sharjah’s appeal as an investment, tourism, and business destination.
An independent government body based in Al Qasba, Sharjah, (Shurooq) was established by Emiri Decree No. 2 of 2009, issued by His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, and is chaired by Sheikha Bodour Bint Sultan Al Qasimi, with HE Marwan bin Jassim Al Sarkal as Executive Chairman.
Shurooq’s aim is to achieve social, cultural, environmental and economic development on the basis of Sharjah’s distinct Arab and Islamic identity, to create new investment opportunities within the Emirate, and to encourage investment by adopting the best standards in providing world-class services to attract investors.
The Authority’s key mission is to evaluate and follow up on investment related infrastructure projects, as well as to overcome obstacles facing investment-related activities in the emirate of Sharjah, and to provide all the possible facilities and incentives to help attract more investors to the Emirate. As an independent government entity, Shurooq has been empowered to work with investors across different sectors to develop tailor-made investment and development opportunities that are aligned with the strategic objectives of Sharjah and that further diversify the Emirate’s economy.