John Samuel

Leading By Example : John Samuel

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Founder & Director | Metro Contracting

Founded in 1993 by John Samuel, Metro Contracting has risen to become one of the UAE’s premier contracting companies. Trusted and respected, it handles elite projects for government contracts and clients such as the UAE Armed Forces and Etisalat.

John Samuel has come a long way from humble beginnings as a government employee at the Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Department to currently being considered as a top-notch contracting magnate.

His entrepreneurial journey is marked by the ambition and grit that helped John elevate Metro Contracting to the lofty position it occupies today.

The company executes large-scale contracting projects for the Abu Dhabi Government, armed forces, and fibre optical telecom networks for Etisalat.

Apart from this, the company stands out for its select clientele that remains loyal to the brand for the transparent workings and uncompromising quality that Samuel’s leadership has delivered. Honesty, Quality and Commitment is the key slogan.

The Hand That Helps

John believes in social responsibility, and that every person contributes in their own way, big or small, towards the betterment of society. John, therefore seeks constant involvement in social and cultural activities and is well recognised among social organisations.

He is currently the General Governor of Abu Dhabi India Social Centre, a Patron of Abu Dhabi Malayalee Samajan, and a well wisher at the Kerala Social Centre (KMCC) and the Indian Islamic Centre.

John is a well recognized figure at the Indian Orthodox Church, of which he is a member, being nominated by His Holiness Paulose 2nd. The business magnate has also been elected consistently over the past 10 years to the executive council at the church.

John was also key to planning and reconstructing an old church at Mattancherry in his state of Kerala in India. Built with just mud blocks, the site attracts many pilgrims as well as earth architect students.

A philanthropist at heart, John founded the Kuruvila Charitable Trust, which helps support those in need. During the pandemic, John managed the company against adversity and in the worst of times, keeping staff morale high and protecting his loyal employees.

Built on Values

Success and responsibility go hand in hand, and nobody found John wanting when his hard work pushed his enterprise to the top of the leaderboard. Ever ready to lend a helping hand, regardless of caste or creed, John believes in honesty in work and exemplifies the mantra in his business.