Sabih Masri is the founder of Ayla and founder and chairman of its parent company, Arab Supply and Trading Corporation (Astra Group). Established in 1966, Astra is a diversified company with presence in Saudi Arabia, Jordan and the Middle East with business activities in agriculture, trading, construction, real estate, health care, manufacturing, steel, telecommunications, hospitality and banking.
Currently chairman of Arab Bank, Zara Investment Holding Co. Ltd., CICON Building Materials, and Paltel Corporation. In addition, he is a founding member of the Palestine Development & Investment Co (PADICO).
As the founder of Ayla, he provides the long term vision guiding the project’s purpose and direction.
Sabih Masri holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas in Austin, United States.