top of page


CEO and Executive Director, German Imaging Technologies (GIT) Dubai LLC.

Dr Sassan Dieter Khatib-Shahidi is the Co-founder, CEO and since January, 2012, has been the Executive Director of the Board of German Imaging Technologies in Dubai.

Leading the start-up of GIT in late 1999, Dr Khatib-Shahidi has created a highly-successful compatible printing consumables company that also provides workspace printing solutions. Operating out of its Dubai facility with a steadily growing staff, GIT achieved impressive growth from inception to date, and doubled its revenue between 2008 and 2011-all in one of the worst recessions in living memory.

Dr Khatib-Shahidi heads up GIT's worldwide sales and operations team; manages its supply chain, sales, service and support, and has helped make GIT an Arabia 500 Fast Growth and Dubai SME 100 ranked company, as well as the leading manufacturer of compatible toner cartridges in the United Arab Emirates.

Prior to joining GIT, Dr Khatib-Shahidi was Attorney At Law for five years at Heuking, Kuehn, Luer, Kunz, and Wojtek, one of Germany's top-ten city law firms and member of the Dental International Group of Law Firms, London, UK, where he was lead counsel to a number of joint ventures, international corporate restructuring projects as well as a major DM 1 billion bank to government loan facility. He has also often been the source of legal and expert opinion on Middle Eastern laws on banking, arbitration, and investments. He has drawn on this expertise in his time spent studying, living and working in Germany, the United Kingdom, the United States, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. 

Dr Khatib-Shahidi obtained his law degree (1993) and doctorate (1996) (magna cum laude) from the University of Konstanz, Germany and was a Senior Associate Member of St Antony's College, University of Oxford, UK. - See more at:






German Imaging Technologies (GIT) Dubai LLC

January 2012 – Present (3 years 3 months)Dubai

GIT's Board of Directors is responsible for all strategic decisions, the budget, management control, and corporate governance. The Board convenes six times annually and its members are appointed by the shareholders. The Board has five members of which 4 are independent outside directors and one is an Executive Director and acting CEO.

(Open)2 recommendations


German Imaging Technologies (GIT) Dubai LLC

September 1999 – Present (15 years 7 months)

German Imaging Technologies (GIT) Dubai LLC is the leading provider of total print management solutions in the UAE. Its core business, the manufacture of compatible laser/toner cartridges, is complemented by its managed print services and sale of HP OEM peripherals. With more than 2500 active customers, GIT is ranked 1st in the compatible consumables market in the UAE by International Data Corporation (IDC) Boston (2007-2012). GIT is a Dubai SME100 and an Arabia 500 Fast Growth ranked company and holds many awards and recognitions.

(Open)2 recommendations

Attorney at Law (Rechtsanwalt)

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek

April 1994 – April 1999 (5 years 1 month)

Attorney, registered with the Bar in Frankfurt, Germany, with substantial experience in corporate structure, cross-border transactions, joint ventures, transfer of technology and finance with special reference to the Middle East.

(Open)2 projects

(Open)1 recommendation



Attorney at Law (Rechtsanwalt)

Coudert Brothers

1999 – 1999 (less than a year)

Co-Founder of the Firm's Middle East Practice Desk.



  • Entrepreneurship, 
  • Corporate Governance, 
  • International Relations, 
  • Cross border ventures, 
  • Strategic planning, 
  • Corporate structure, 
  • Investments.



P.O. Box-


United Arab Emirates



Areas of Practice

Employment Law​

Family Law​

Criminal Law​

Child Care Law​​​​​


Housing Law​​​​​

Notary Public​​​​​​​​​

News & Publications

httMoney & Me: Dubai businessman learnt lessons from near-bankruptcy


Sassan Dieter Khatib Shahidi is the co-founder and chief executive of German Imaging Technologies (GIT), a toner cartridge manufacturer in Dubai that launched in 1999. The 47-year-old German-Iranian says the company’s fortunes have been eventful. GIT now has 80 employees.

bottom of page