Riad Bestani


With more than 25 years of international experience across various continents, Riad has advocated his past years to Circular Economy in the industrial sector and has just joined the list of Environment experts while launching his advisory company ECO-SQUARE in 2021 in Dubai.

His focus is to provide roadmaps and industrial solutions to Sustainability and Waste challenges within industries and government bodies. During his late role as GM for a waste management division in the cement industry, he helped waste generators divert the waste from landfill. Since 2016, he has been actively promoting sustainable solutions with local UAE authorities, including MOCCAE, from which he was awarded recognitions for his actions along with other entities such as Tadweer and Dubai Municipality. With ECO2, he intends to create the bridge and make sure that “ECOnomy meets ECOlogy” challenges.

Prior to that, he took various positions as Product and Process Engineer, Project Manager, Sourcing and Supply Chain Director in Multinational companies. He is also a recognized sustainability expert at the Swiss Business Council as well as the Business Finland and  regularly participate to Circular Economy panel discussions for which he acts as speaker or moderator.

Riad holds a M.Sc in Engineering and Manufacturing from Syracuse University, US and a M.Sc in Material Science and Mechanical Engineer from Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France. He Speaks 5 languages and is convinced that multicultural exchanges are a mind opener and ease collaboration between people. As a scuba diver, he knows how fragile are our Natural resources and hence strive to keep it safe for the next generations. He has been living in the GCC since 2009.