Emaar Pakistan - Management Profiles

   

Executive Office - Emaar Pakistan Group

Fredrik Durie, Haji Mohammed Rafiq Giga, Mr. Khurram Noor, Mr. Faran Umar



Khurram Noor - Emaar DHA Islamabad Limited

Khurram Noor, Chief Executive Officer of Emaar DHA Islamabad Limited (EDIL), is mandated with overseeing the operations, business development, and expansion plans for Emaar Pakistan Group, specifically its flagship project, Canyon Views Islamabad. With over 24 years of experience in investment management, operations, strategic planning, project development and implementation, Mr. Khurram has worked across numerous sectors including real estate and financial institutions. Prior to joining Emaar, Mr. Khurram worked with UAE-based Mazyood Giga International FZE, Dubai, UAE (Giga Group) as Group Head of Investment Management, in addition to serving as the Director of Operations for the group’s joint venture with the Al Ghurair Group. Mr. Khurram is an MBA in Finance from IBA Karachi, and holds a BE in Mechanical Engineering from NED University of Engineering and Technology in Karachi, Pakistan. He has also been certified in post-graduate courses in Industrial Engineering from the University of Oklahoma, USA.



Faran Umar - Emaar Giga Karachi Limited

As Chief Executive Officer of Emaar Giga Karachi Limited (EGKL), Mr. Faran Umar is responsible for the operations, business development, and expansion of EGKL, with an emphasis on the Crescent Bay development in Karachi. With over 20 years’ experience in real estate, finance, and corporate consultancy, Mr. Faran has is well-versed with strategic planning, operations, finance, treasury, risk management, and internal auditing, among others. Prior to joining Emaar Pakistan, Mr. Faran served as the Chief Financial Officer of the Mazyood Giga International FZE in Dubai, UAE. A Cost & Management Accountant with a fellow membership of the Institute of Cost and Management Accountants (ICMA) Pakistan, Mr. Faran also holds a Masters in Commerce and a Diploma in Banking.



Salman Ahmad - Internal Audit

Salman Ahmad has joined Emaar Pakistan as Head of Internal Audit. He is a qualified Fellow Chartered Accountant from Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) and possesses over 10 years of post-qualification experience in multi-disciplinary financial environment working in Pakistan, UAE and South Africa.



Wazirzada M. Owais - Legal & Company Secretary

Mr. Owais possesses LLM (Corporate Law) from International Islamic University, and LLB from University Law College, Gomal University Dera Ismail Khan. He has rich experience of more than 15 years in both contentions and non - contentious area of legal practice. He has a diversified experience in Banking, Real Estate, Construction, Corporate, Commercial and labour matters. At present he works for Emaar Pakistan Group as Director Legal & Company Secretary



Shairyar Salim - Development & Projects

Shairyar has acquired Masters of Business Administration (Management) degree from the New York Institute of Technology, USA and a Bachelors of Science (Civil Engineering) degree from Iowa State University, U.S.A. He has over 16 years of extensive work experience on a wide range of projects across the UAE, the United States and Pakistan in Real Estate Development (Mixed Use, Residential, Commercial & Hospitality) and Project Management in multifaceted industries including real estate, construction, oil & gas, leisure and entertainment. Before joining Emaar, Shairyar held key positions in different multinational / national organizations. His last assignment before joining Emaar was at TDIC (Tourism Development & Investment Company) Abu Dhabi UAE, as a Development Manager. Currently, as Senior Manager Projects & Development, he is heading the development, projects, facility management and product development functions.



Col (Rtd.) Mohammed Asghar Khan - External Affairs

Col (Rtd.) Asghar is currently working as head of External Affairs with Emaar Pakistan Group. He possesses 31 years of professional experience in multiple fields of handling operations, administration, intelligence and security. He is equipped with rich experience in corporate sector gained while working on executive position of real estate giant Defence Housing Authority Islamabad (DHAI) as Secretary and Administrator DHAI. He has also been working as Chief Operating Office (COO) for JV project with Harvard International USA and as GM Marketing & Administration with Habib Rafiq (HRL).



Uzair Adil - Sales & Marketing

Uzair with a bachelor's degree in Communication Design from Indus Valley School of Arts and Architecture, Karachi possess a 15 years of successful and recognized advertising, brand building, marketing and broadcast media experience with some of the leading and most reputable Brands in Pakistan. Previously he has successfully developed and executed some of the most renowned campaigns such as for Mc. Donald's in Pakistan, Mobilink Jazz - Apna Hai, GEO television's corporate identity. He is currently working as Senior Manager Sales & Marketing.



Fahad Arif Khawaja - Customer Care and Property Handover

Fahad with a master's Degree in Business Administration possesses diversified experience of over 10 years. He joined Emaar Pakistan in July 2006 where he is responsible for Customer Relationship Management for both Canyon Views & Crescent Bay Projects. At present he works for Emaar Pakistan as Assistant Manager Customer Care and Property Handover besides supervising Contact Center function.





Farooq Bashir - Finance & Accounts, EGKL

Farooq is an associate member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan. He possesses 7 years of professional experience in the field of finance working for big 4 like Ernst & Young (EY) in Audit, Advisory and Taxation segments. His last assignment before joining Emaar was with Nokia Siemens Networks Pakistan, as a Project Financial Controller. At present he works for Emaar Pakistan Group as Manager Finance handling financial matters of Emaar GIGA Karachi Limited (EGKL).



Ahmad Bilal - Finance & Accounts, EDIL

Bilal is a finalist of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) possessing a 6 years diversified experience in the field of Finance. Before joining Emaar he was working as a Supervisor Senior at Ernst & Young (EY) engaged in Assurance, Taxation and Transaction Advisory services. At present he works for Emaar Pakistan Group as Manager Finance handling financial matters of Emaar DHA Islamabad Limited (EDIL).



Yousaf Haroon - HR & IT

Yousaf - a professional member Chartered Management Institute UK (MCMI), member Chartered Institute of Arbitration UK (MCIArb) and a senior member American Society of Quality (ASQ) - possesses dual masters in business administration and IT. In addition he has completed executive education from Sweden, Switzerland and USA i.e., BTH, USTTI and Harvard University respectively. He possesses a diversified post-qualification professional experience of over 15 years in HR, OD, IT governance, business and technology policy in public & private sectors and industries, that is: telecommunications & IT, petro-chemicals, construction & real estate development. He is currently working as Senior Manager HR & IT. Besides HR & IT operations, he additionally looks after business planning, corporate reporting, business intelligence (BI), ERP, MIS, quality management system (ISO 9001:2008) and BPM functions.