Haji Noori Ayyed Al Handal is credited with the establishment and continued success of HIG. He began his career in the early forties, starting from humble beginnings, he was soon to emerge as a force to reckon with in the commercial arena, in Iraq. His determination, perseverance and long years of struggles eventually saw the creation of small and medium enterprises, these are now the cornerstone of established companies, specializing in trade and construction, amongst others.
The scope of work expanded and diversified in various fields. One such was the establishment of Ashur international bank. The number of subsidiaries expanded into United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and most recently in Cyprus.
The city of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates was designated to be the headquarters of the group. With the continued growth and development of the group over the past seventy years, the renaissance witnessed in this country was best suited to link energy and youth with experience.