Mr. V.O. Sebastian is the former Managing Director of the Al Abbas Group. He is known as a result driven professional with more than 35 years of senior management level experience in the Middle East. He has been instrumental in the success of the Al Abbas Group from its infancy as an effectual leader with an ability to turn around troubled companies. Mr. Sebastian has revolutionized the Reprographics Industry in the country during his 36 years career at Al Abbas Group introducing the leasing concept to the U.A.E in early 80’s.
On 26th of January, 2013, he received the GOLDEN AWARD FROM INDIAN BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL COUNCIL (IBPC), the only recognized Indian Business Council by the Government of Dubai, for his substantial contribution to the U.A.E. for 36 years. As a human being he embodies the qualities of a leader with humility, compassion and vision. A family man at heart, he also is a champion for social causes and is involved in various social work activities. At 62, he continues to actively participate for the growth of U.A.E. He is proud to be an Indian and is now fully committed to provide management education to individuals, Corporates, Government, Semi-Government and Financial Institutions; in the field of Human Resources, Finance, Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Management in Partnership with XLRI Jamshedpur.
Mr. Sebastian has set up new venture by name ARECA General Trading L.L.C. to conduct business in the field of Digital Copiers, Printers, High Security Paper Shredders, Automatic Filing Systems, Safes and Vaults, etc. levering his years of experience, professional, social, national and international network. His Business Partnership with Juma Al Majid recently has made him proud and with this agreement he will be authorized to sell all their products in U.A.E. Focusing highly on SME’s, Oil Industry and Banks, Areca Trading will soon expand their reach to various Multinational companies.