Emaar Pakistan - Management Profiles


Executive Office - Emaar Pakistan Group

Ozan Balaban, Haji Mohammed Rafiq Giga, Mr. Khurram Noor, Mr. Faran Umar

Nidal Turjman - CEO Emaar Pakistan

Mr. Nidal Turjman, CEO Emaar Pakistan, joined the company in January 2015. He was leading the success of Emaar’s project in Syria from inception in 2006; he has played a key role in structuring regional development plans in Syria.

Holding degrees in MBA, CPA and BS; Mr. Nidal is a financial, investment and management professional with over 20 years of international experience working with several leading investment groups in the GCC region. He has worked with Awa Group, L’azurde Group and Safir International, managing private placements in USA and France. He has also managed real estate investments in Egypt, Tunisia and Morocco.

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

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 11 years. He joined Emaar Pakistan in July 2006 and is responsible for Customer Relationship Management for both Canyon Views & Crescent Bay Projects. At present he works for Emaar Pakistan as Head of Customer Care & 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).

Yousaf Haroon - HR & IT

He is a Chartered Fellow CIPD UK (FCIPD) and a member of Chartered Institute of Arbitration UK (MCIArb). He possesses dual masters in business administration and IT. In addition he has completed executive education from Sweden, Switzerland and USA i.e., BTH, USTTI, World Bank Institute and Harvard University respectively. With over 15 years of diversified post-qualification professional experience in HR, OD, IT governance, project management and finance, he has worked in public & private sectors, i.e., telecommunications & IT, petro-chemicals & agribusiness, construction & real estate development. Yousaf is currently heading HR & IT departments. Additionally, he looks after business planning, business intelligence (BI), ERP, MIS, quality management system (ISO 9001:2008) and BPM functions for Emaar Pakistan Group.