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  • Board of DirectorsEmaar Malls Board of Directors consists of the following members
     

    Management

    Mr. Mohamed Hadi Ahmed Al HussainiChairman

    Mr. Mohamed Hadi Ahmed Al Hussaini

    Chairman

    Mohamed Hadi Al Hussaini currently sits on the board of four publicly listed entities: Etisalat, Emirates NBD, Emirates Islamic Bank and Dubai Refreshments Company. He is also a board member of the Economic Zones World and Dubai Real Estate Corporation.

    Al Hussaini previously served on the board of The National General Insurance Company and Takaful House, both publicly listed insurance companies, and was appointed as the interim chairman of Dubai Bank after its takeover by Emirates NBD. He has also been Chairman of Emirates Financial Services.

    Al Hussaini has widespread professional experience across the banking, finance, real estate and investment sectors. He is a UAE national, coming from a prominent family of businessmen primarily engaged in trading sector businesses.

    Al Hussaini holds a Master’s degree in International Business from Webster University in Geneva, Switzerland.

    image of h.e mohamed ali rashed alabbar chairman of emaar H.E. Mohamed Ali Rashed AlabbarNon-Executive Director
    image of h.e mohamed ali rashed alabbar chairman of emaar

    H.E. Mohamed Ali Rashed Alabbar

    Non-Executive Director

    H.E. Mohamed Ali Rashed Alabbar is the founding member and Chairman of Emaar Properties PJSC since the Company’s inception in July 1997. Chairman of the Bahrain-based Al Salam Bank, an Islamic bank, Mr .Alabbar is also a Board Member of Noor Investment Group, an affiliate of Dubai Group, the leading diversified financial company of Dubai Holding.

    Mr. Alabbar is currently spearheading Emaar’s growth strategy of global expansion and business segmentation into property development, hospitality & leisure, shopping malls, healthcare, education and financial services. He also heads Emaar’s joint venture with Italy’s Giorgio Armani to set up the Armani-branded luxury hotel and resort chain in key international destinations.

    Mr. Alabbar chairs Emaar MGF, the joint venture of Emaar and MGF Developments Limited of India, rolling out the country’s largest FDI in real estate. He is also the Chairman of RSH Limited, the leading pan-Asian marketer, distributor and retailer of international brand names.

    FDi magazine, published by the Financial Times Group, named Mr Alabbar as “Middle East Personality of the Year.” Arabian Business, the leading regional business magazine, ranked him second in its 2009 list of Power 100: The World’s Most Influential Arabs.

    Mr. Alabbar holds an Honorary Doctorate in Humanities and is a graduate in Finance and Business Administration, both from Seattle University in the United States. He works closely with regional NGOs, and is especially committed to the cause of educational reform.

    Mr. Abdul Rahman Hareb Rashed Al HarebNon-Executive Director

    Mr. Abdul Rahman Hareb Rashed Al Hareb

    Non-Executive Director

    Abdul Rahman Hareb Al Hareb is a Non-Executive Director of Emaar Properties having been appointed to the Board in 2012. He is also the Chairman of Board of TAIB Bank and Chairman of Dubai AeroSpace Enterprise Audit Committee.

    Al Hareb serves as Chief Internal Audit Officer at Dubai Holding, a global investment group. In this role, he is responsible for managing, planning and supervising the annual Dubai Holding Audit, overall risk assessment, internal control structure and corporate governance evaluation. He also oversees the auditing of all Dubai Holding subsidiaries.

    Al Hareb has over eighteen years’ experience in audit, risk management and banking. Prior to joining Dubai Holding, he held various senior positions at National Bank of Dubai and Financial Audit Department. Most recently, Al Hareb was Chairman of the Board at Oman National Investment Corporation Holding, as well as a board member of StandardAero US. Previously, he was Vice President of Internal Audit at Dubai Islamic Bank.

    Al-Hareb is a UAE National and holds a Bachelor degree in Business Administration and Accounting from Seattle University, United States. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).

    Mr. Abdullah Saeed bin Majed Belyoahah-NEWNon-Executive Director

    Mr. Abdullah Saeed bin Majed Belyoahah-NEW

    Non-Executive Director

    Abdullah Saeed Bin Majed Belyoahah serves as a Non-Executive Director of Emaar Properties, having been appointed to the board in 2012. He is also a Board Member of the National Bonds Corporation and a member of its Audit Committee. In the past, he had also served as Head of Operations of the Dubai Financial Support Fund, an entity under the Government of Dubai, and was actively involved in the successful completion of the restructuring of Dubai World and Nakheel PJSC.

    Belyoahah is the Director of the Debt Management Division of the Department of Finance, Government of Dubai, and is responsible for the consolidation of Dubai sovereign debt, establishing the Debt Management Office and investor relations operation.

    He has worked on several key financing initiatives of the Government of Dubai including a US$1.93 billion Sukuk in 2009, a US$1.25 billion bond in 2010 (which won from Credit Magazine as Credit Deals of the Year), a US$800 million Salik Securitisation Programme in 2011, the US$675 million Al Sufouh tram financing in 2011, the first ever 30-year conventional bonds in 2013, and the recent 15-year Sukuk with a benchmark sized of US$750 million in April 2014. Belyoahah was part of the team that represented the Department of Finance, spearheaded by its Director General, to win the Dubai Government Excellence Award Programme.

    Belyoahah has also worked with his family business, Emirates Macaroni, handling Procurement & Marketing. He started his professional career with Istithmar, serving in the consumer products and real estate verticals departments. He has worked on several key acquisitions and strategic divestment, and evaluated real estate investment opportunities globally.

    Belyoahah is a graduate from the American University in Dubai with a degree in Business Administration, and had won several awards for his work on Salik Securitisation and other financial strategies.

    Mr. Ahmad Thani Rashed Al MatrooshiNon-Executive Director

    Mr. Ahmad Thani Rashed Al Matrooshi

    Non-Executive Director

    Ahmad Thani Al Matrooshi serves as Managing Director of Emaar Properties and oversees the day-to-day operations within the company, including government affairs, media, public and community relations.
     
    Al Matrooshi is founder & Chairman of the Dubai Property Society (DPS), which promotes a forum to implement a practical code of ethics in the real estate sector. He is also the Chairman of Emrill Services LLC; a member of the Consultation Committee for the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy; a Director on the Board of Al Salam Bank, Algeria; and a Committee member at the Council of UAE Companies Investing Abroad. He is involved with a number of important organisations, such as Dubai Ethics Resource Centre.

    Prior to joining Emaar in November 2005, Al Matrooshi held the position of Chief Executive Officer at the government-run Dubai Development Board (DDB) for almost a decade. At the DDB, he worked to deliver affordable housing and competitive financing rates to residents across the Emirate. Before this move, Al Matrooshi was Deputy Director of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry for 14 years. 

    Born and raised in Dubai, Al Matrooshi holds a Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration and a Diploma in Property Management from NCFE - UK.

    Mr. Helal Saeed Al MarriIndependent Non-Executive Director

    Mr. Helal Saeed Al Marri

    Independent Non-Executive Director

    His Excellency Helal Saeed Al Marri is the Director General of Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), the principal authority responsible for strengthening Dubai’s positioning as a world-leading tourism destination and commercial hub. Under this mandate, his role entails leading the planning, supervision and development of sustainable tourism as an economic enabler for Dubai through enhanced partnerships with industry, and active government and public participation.

    Additionally, Al Marri is responsible for reinforcing Dubai’s growing global significance as the key business hub and networking platform for the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia and is CEO of Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), the region’s largest business and consumer event, exhibition and conference hosting and organising group.

    A Higher Committee Member for the successful Dubai Expo 2020 bid organisation, Al Marri is a member of the Expo 2020 Preparatory Committee, which is responsible for the staging of the Expo.

    In addition to being the Chairman of the Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Sports Complex, Al Marri concurrently serves on the boards of government and UAE-based private sector entities including Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Dubai Events and Promotions Establishment, International Humanitarian City, ARAMEX and Taaleem Education among others.

    Having previously been a consultant with McKinsey & Company and KPMG, his experience spans a diverse portfolio of industries across geographies. Al Marri holds an MBA from the London Business School, and is a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

    Mr. Ali Ibrahim Non-Executive Director

    Mr. Ali Ibrahim

    Non-Executive Director

    Ali Ibrahim, a Non-Executive Director, was appointed to the Board of Emaar Malls in 2017.

    He is the Deputy Director General of the Department of Economic Development (DED), Government of Dubai; General Coordinator at the Economic Development Committee of the Executive Council of Dubai; and Technical Coordinator of the Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre.

    He is also the Chairman of Amlak Finance; a Board Member of Emaar Industries & Investment; Managing Director of Emcredit; and Board Member of Emcredit Collection Company and Al Nasr Sports Club.

    Entrusted with enhancing DED’s role in driving Dubai’s strategy to be at the forefront in applying the highest standards in doing business, as Deputy Director General, he is also responsible for evaluating the regional and global economic developments, and its impact on Dubai’s competitiveness. He has participated in the working groups that prepared the Dubai Strategic Plan 2007-2015.

    Mr. Ibrahim started his career with the UAE Central Bank in 1983 in Abu Dhabi, where he rose through the ranks to become Assistant Manager for Research and Statistics. Since joining DED in 1993, he has held several positions including as Head of Studies & Planning Department, Head of Commercial Registration Department, and Deputy Director General for Executive Affairs.

    Earlier, he was Board Member of Dubai Financial Market, Member of the Supreme Insurance Committee and Chairman of Emaar Financial Brokerage, and Member of Commercial Agencies Committee.

    Mr. Ibrahim holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration and English Language from the UAE University. He was one of the first graduates of the Government Leadership Programme of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Centre for Leadership Development.

  • Senior Management Our highly experienced senior management team has developed a best-in-class shopping mall portfolio and created significant shareholder value

     

    Management

    Nasser RafiChief Executive Officer

    Nasser Rafi

    Chief Executive Officer

    Mr. Rafi has been with Emaar for nine years and is currently the CEO of Emaar Malls Group. Mr. Rafi is responsible for the strategic growth of Emaar Malls Group, focusing on improving tenant mix policies, growing visitor footfall and increasing retail revenues in Emaar Malls Group’s existing mall portfolio. Mr. Rafi is also responsible for overall design, development planning and global marketing strategy.

    Mr. Rafi has also spearheaded the Company’s internal control policies and procedures, the formulation and review of key controls, IT systems, business processes and management reporting, all of which have significantly improved the overall productivity and operational efficiency of Emaar Malls Group.

    In his previous role as the Managing Director of Hamptons International – Middle East, Mr. Rafi has a proven track record in identifying market trends and implementing effective sales strategies. He was also involved in establishing the brand identity of Hamptons, developing new consumer segments, evolving a diversified business portfolio and strengthening Hampton’s range of value-added services.

    Mr. Rafi has a Master of Science in Computer Science in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) from Eastern Washington University USA, has extensive experience in Enterprise Resource Planning systems and is a strategic advisor for C-level executives in the area of Technology and Business Intelligence Solutions.

    Image of Jong Sin Foo Mr. Jong Sin FooChief Financial Officer, Emaar Malls
    Image of Jong Sin Foo

    Mr. Jong Sin Foo

    Chief Financial Officer, Emaar Malls

    With more than two decades of international experience in finance in the real estate industry, Jong Sin Foo joined Emaar Malls as Chief Financial Officer in 2017. He is mandated with overseeing the finance functions of Emaar Malls.

    Previously, Jong Sin was Acting CEO and CFO at Ascendas (Shanghai) Co Ltd, responsible for overall financial aspects such as setting up private funds, acquisitions and divestments of business parks across China.

    He has also worked as CFO of Perennial China Retail Trust, a business trust listed in Singapore; Director, DGM & CFO at Reed Exhibitions Ltd in Beijing; Head of Corporate Finance China at Capitalmalls Asia Ltd; and in various capacities at Sinar Mas Group including as Senior Manager – AFP Land Ltd, Singapore; Finance Manager (Singapore) and Financial Controller of Shanghai Golden Bund Real Estate Co. He started his career in banking, having worked as Private Banking Officer at Dao Heng Bank in Hong Kong and as Relationship Manager at Citibank Singapore Ltd.

    Jong Sin has an MBA in International Business and degree in Financial Administration from the University of New England, Australia. He is a CPA member of CPA Australia.

    Fouad JardakLegal Director

    Fouad Jardak

    Legal Director

    Mr. Jardak joined Emaar in 2011 and is responsible for the legal function at Emaar Malls Group. He is an attorney at law registered in the Bar of Beirut since 1997 and has 17 years of experience working in various law firms and as in-house director for a large retail group. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Law and also well versed with Corporate and Commercial law.

    Juzer FurniturewalaDirector, Information Technology

    Juzer Furniturewala

    Director, Information Technology

    Mr. Furniturewala is a long standing employee of Emaar having joined in January 2003. He holds a Master’s Degree in Finance Management, Bachelors Degree of Engineering in Production amidst many other information technology related qualifications. Juzer has over 25 years of work experience in the areas of ERP implementation, IT systems, development of customized IT applications, planning and production.

    Mohamed Taher BadriGeneral Manager, Gold & Diamond Park

    Mohamed Taher Badri

    General Manager, Gold & Diamond Park

    Mr. Badri is currently the General Manager of the Gold & Diamond Park as well as General Manager of Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Boulevard and Community Retail. He deals with all the aspects related to the management, operations, administration & HR, marketing & PR and finance of the malls he directly manages.

    Mr. Badri holds an MBA from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Poona, India.

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