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  • Emaar Properties PJSCGlobal property developer and provider of premier lifestyles
    Emaar Properties PJSC is a global property developer and provider of premier lifestyles. Emaar is extending its expertise in developing master-planned communities internationally, and today, has a significant presence in several key global markets. Emaar has also developed competencies in hospitality and leisure, and shopping malls and retail.

    Management

    image of mr ahmad thani al matrooshi managing director at emaar Mr. Ahmad Thani Al MatrooshiManaging Director Emaar Properties PJSC
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    Mr. Ahmad Thani Al Matrooshi

    Managing Director Emaar Properties PJSC

    Mr. Ahmad Thani Al Matrooshi, Managing Director, Emaar Properties PJSC, joined the company in 2005, bringing with him over 26 years of experience in real estate and property management.

    Mr. Matrooshi is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of Emaar including government affairs, media, public and community relations and overall management of Emaar Dubai.

    Prior to joining Emaar, Mr. Matrooshi spent 24 years working with the Government of Dubai, serving for almost a decade as the CEO of Dubai Development Board (DDB) and for 14 years as the Deputy Director of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry (DCCI).

    He is a Board Member of Dubai Investment Park, and is the Founder and Chairman of the non-profit Dubai Property Group (DPG). He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration and a Diploma in Property Management.

    image of mr amit jain group chief operations officer at emaar Mr. Amit JainGroup Chief Executive Officer Emaar Properties PJSC
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    Mr. Amit Jain

    Group Chief Executive Officer Emaar Properties PJSC

    Mr. Amit Jain, Group Chief Executive Officer of Emaar Properties, joined the company in 2006. He is responsible for driving the Group’s strategy and overall management of its operations.  

    He has over 22 years of experience at senior positions with Real Estate, Banking industries and as Management Consultant.  He is a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and a CFA Charter holder from the CFA Institute, USA.

    image of mr ayman hamdy executive director legal and company secretary at emaar Mr. Ayman HamdyGroup Chief Legal Officer and Company Secretary - Emaar Properties PJSC
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    Mr. Ayman Hamdy

    Group Chief Legal Officer and Company Secretary - Emaar Properties PJSC

    Mr. Ayman Hamdy, Chief Legal Officer and Company Secretary joined Emaar in 2006.

    He is responsible for establishing the Emaar Group’s legal strategy, overseeing its legal and governance functions, securing legal protection for the company's assets, structuring major transactions and supervising the implementation of the company's bylaws, policies and regulations.

    Mr. Hamdy started his career with one of the largest law firms in Egypt, working on international business transactions and foreign investment matters. He served as a public prosecutor for three years before joining Unilever in Dubai as their Regional Head of Legal. He was also the Resident Partner of the Dubai office of a regional law firm, Shalakany Law Office.

    Mr. Hamdy studied law in Egypt, France and the United States.  He holds an LL.M. in US Law from the law school of Washington University in St. Louis.

    Mr. Hamdy is a Member of the Advisory Board, Executive Leadership Institute, Association of Corporate Counsel.  He is a member of the Egyptian Bar Association, the Egyptian Association of Judges, Egyptian Association of Public Prosecutors and a Fellow of the International Bar Association.

    Mr. Hamdy was awarded “General Counsel of the Year (highly commended)” by the Association of Corporate Counsel Middle East Achievement Award 2016.

    image of Avinash Pangarkar Mr. Avinash PangarkarGroup Chief Financial Officer, Emaar Properties
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    Mr. Avinash Pangarkar

    Group Chief Financial Officer, Emaar Properties

    With over 24 years of experience in finance functions and providing commercial support to businesses, Avinash Pangarkar joined Emaar Properties as Group Chief Financial Officer in November 2017. He has proven experience in investment analysis, joint ventures, acquisitions and divestitures, commercial negotiations, project and capital expenditure decisions, banking and finance, financial accounting, taxation, and risk management, among others. 

    He is responsible for the overall financial functions of the Group with a focus on resource use optimization, raising funding and help driving growth, both organic and through partnerships.

    Previously he was Chief Investments Officer of Abdul Latif Jameel Group, leading the Group's M&A and JV activities from target identification to integration, and playing an active role in strategic planning and business development. He has also worked as Chief Financial Officer of Dubai Holding, responsible for strategic planning on alignment of business, restructuring debt, renegotiating banking facilitates, and a five-year business planning exercise. 

    Avinash has worked as Chief Financial Officer at TECOM Investments (part of Dubai Holding), with overall responsibility of the finance, investment and procurement functions of the company, prior to which Avinash has held senior positions at Citigroup, Global Consumer Group and Microsoft Corporation.

    Avinash is a Chartered Accountant and Cost & Management Accountant, and is a graduate in Commerce from MS University, Baroda, India.

    Mr. Irfan SadiqGroup Chief Audit Officer

    Mr. Irfan Sadiq

    Group Chief Audit Officer

    Mr. Irfan Sadiq is the Group Chief Audit Officer at Emaar Properties, and joined the company in May 2014. He is responsible for overseeing and reviewing the effectiveness of the Emaar’s internal control environment, risk assessment and corporate governance.

    Mr. Sadiq has over 18 years of experience in auditing and assurance services, enterprise risk management, compliance and financial due diligence reviews. Prior to joining Emaar,  he was Executive Director in the Audit and Assurance Services of Ernst & Young in the UAE. He started his career with a ‘Big4’ professional services firm and served the audit and advisory services of the firm in Pakistan, the UAE, Canada and the USA.

    Mr. Sadiq is a Certified Public Accountant from the AICPA (USA), a Chartered Professional Accountant from CPA Canada, a Fellow Chartered Certified Accountant from the ACCA (UK) and a Certified Internal Auditor from the IIA (USA). He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the Oxford Brookes University, UK.

    image of mr ahmad al falasi executive director group operations at emaar Mr. Ahmad Al FalasiExecutive Director – Group Operations
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    Mr. Ahmad Al Falasi

    Executive Director – Group Operations

    Mr. Ahmad Al Falasi, Executive Director – Group Operations, joined Emaar in 2002. He has been an integral team member in the development of Emaar’s iconic projects including Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, The Dubai Fountain and The Dubai Mall, the world’s largest retail and entertainment destination in Downtown Dubai.

    An experienced property management professional, he has been managing the company’s diverse service offerings including Customer Care, Contact Centre, Facilities Management, Property Handover, Property Transfer and Community Management divisions and is now taking it to the next level in professionalism and excellence. 

    Previously Executive Director – Property Management, he was responsible for planning and management of the operations, programmes, human resources, finance and risk management measures for Emaar’s key property developments in Dubai. 

    In his new role, he participates with the Board of Directors and Senior Management in developing a vision and strategic plan to guide different departments. He also works with the Finance Committee to prepare a comprehensive budget and recommend yearly budgets for the Board’s approval. Besides executing operational plans with current and long-term goals, and overseeing the day-to-day operations of the various departments, he is also actively involved in human resources planning and management and implements a performance management programme for all staff. 

    He has served as Director – Property Management; Senior Manager – Property Management; Manager – Corporate Services & Administration; and Purchasing Manager – Corporate Services, at Emaar. Previously, he was Head of Brokers Section of Dubai Financial Market. 

    A graduate in Business Administration with majors in Economics from East Washington University, Mr. Al Falasi has successfully completed the Executive Development (PED) programme in General Management from the International Institute for Management Development, Switzerland.

    image of ms maitha al dossari chief executive officer at emaar Ms. Maitha Al DossariChief Executive Officer – Strategic Projects
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    Ms. Maitha Al Dossari

    Chief Executive Officer – Strategic Projects

    Ms. Maitha Al Dossari is the Chief Executive Officer – Strategic Projects at Emaar Properties. Reporting directly to the Chairman, she is responsible for leading several highly strategic projects relating to Emaar’s customer franchise.

    Ms. Al Dossari is mandated to enhance customer satisfaction in relation to Emaar’s developments, and will focus on strategic initiatives that delight customers and rapidly address their concerns. She is also in charge of monitoring project progress and identifying opportunities to accelerate project work as well as in monitoring project quality, reviewing customer complaints and resolving them promptly. 

    Ms. Al Dossari joined Emaar Properties in 2000 and with extensive experience in leading business-to-consumer retail and passionate about enhancing customer service standards, Ms. Al Dossari was the former Chief Executive Officer of Emaar Entertainment LLC, a subsidiary that focuses on providing premium leisure and entertainment experiences. In parallel, she also serves as the Head of Procurement, Administration & Logistics of Emaar Properties PJSC and Pre-Opening Procurement of Emaar Hospitality Group. She has extensive experience in procurement, logistics and operations covering various business functions including process optimisation, policies, procedures, auditing, and cost control, among others.

    Ms. Al Dossari is a graduate in Business Administration & Finance. She also acquired Executive MBA and Program for Executive Development (PED) - General Management at IMD (International Institute for Management Development) Business Programs, Switzerland.

    From 2015 to 2017, Ms. Maitha Al Dossari has been consecutively awarded as one of the Most Powerful Arab Women.

    Image for Hadi Badri Mr. Hadi BadriChief Strategy Officer
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    Mr. Hadi Badri

    Chief Strategy Officer

    Mr. Hadi Badri is Chief Strategy Officer at Emaar Properties. He joined Emaar Properties in 2015 and leads EMAAR's Strategy, Business Performance and Human Resource teams.

    Hadi has over 9 years of management consulting and corporate strategy experience and 5 years of global private equity experience.

    Prior to EMAAR, Hadi was a Principal at Bain & Company. In this role, Hadi developed corporate and business unit strategies for several leading conglomerates and financial institutions.

    He was previously Executive Director of the CEO's Office at SHUAA Capital where he was responsible for corporate strategy, M&A and special projects.

    Hadi transferred to SHUAA from Dubai International Capital (DIC) where he was involved in the deployment of over $5BN in regional and international buyouts, growth and development capital deals, minority stakes, pre-IPOs, public equities and LP interests.

    In 2006, Hadi was seconded to The Carlyle Group in Washington DC. During his time at Carlyle, Hadi served as an Associate with Carlyle Venture Partners and focused on US growth buyouts.

    Hadi was previously an Associate in the Strategy Department of The Executive Office of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. He also served as a Global Shaper at the World Economic Forum.

    Mr. Badri holds a BA, Magna Cum Laude Honors in Economics from Tufts University in Massachusetts, USA.

    Mr. Ibrahim AlhashmiExecutive Director, Corporate Services

    Mr. Ibrahim Alhashmi

    Executive Director, Corporate Services

    Mr. Ibrahim Alhashmi is the Executive Director – Corporate Services at Emaar Properties. Bringing over 30 years of experience in key functions including people management, strategic organisational leadership and marketing, he joined the company in 2017. He is responsible for the development and implementation of the Corporate Services strategy. He has served as Executive Director of Sales at Emaar Properties, Board Member & Managing Director – Syria of Emaar, leading and establishing the company’s operations. 

    Previously, he was Associate Director – Employee Services at Majid Al Futtaim Properties, involved in launching hotel chains and developing the facilities and employee manuals. He served as Acting General Manager and Deputy General Manager at Dubai World Trade Centre, and has worked in senior roles at Emirates Airline including as Employment & National Development Manager. 

    Mr. Alhashmi holds a Bachelor degree in Economics & Business Administration from UAE University.

    Mr. Bilal T. MatarnehChief Procurement Officer

    Mr. Bilal T. Matarneh

    Chief Procurement Officer

    An expert construction and real estate development professional with over 24 years of hands-on industry experience, Bilal T. Matarneh is the Chief Procurement Officer at Emaar Development since June 2018. 

    Mr. Matarneh joined Emaar Development as Senior Director – Development in March 2018, and was promoted to the current role with the responsibility of managing project and non-project spend of the company by working closely with the business and building strategic procurement capability. 

    As Senior Director of Development, he was responsible for driving the mega-developments by Emaar, including its master-planning and project management aspects. 

    Mr. Matarneh has proven expertise in managing the construction and development of residential, commercial, retail, hospitality and other projects with a focus on optimising resource use efficiency, build-quality, design excellence and maximising productivity.

    Previously, he held senior positions including as Executive Vice President - Projects, Vice President, Executive Director & CEO, Head of Projects and General Manager with leading developers in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. 

    Mr. Matarneh has a Master’s degree in Construction Management from East State University.

  • Emaar Development PJSCThe developer of residential and commercial build-to-sell assets in the UAE.
    Emaar Development is the UAE build-to-sell property development business of Emaar Properties, responsible for iconic master-planned freehold communities in Dubai. The Company has delivered over 34,500 residential units since 2002.

    Management

    Mr. Bader Saeed HarebChief Executive Officer, Development

    Mr. Bader Saeed Hareb

    Chief Executive Officer, Development

    Mr. Bader Saeed Hareb, Chief Executive Officer – Development, joined the company in August 2017.

    Previously, Mr. Hareb served as Executive Director – Development. In a span of a year, Mr. Hareb’s streak of successes has exalted his rank to Chief Executive Officer to spearhead Emaar Development’s future growth and success.

    Prior to his appointment at Emaar, Mr. Hareb was the Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Healthcare City, leading strategy and sustainable growth of the free zone. In his career, Bader held senior positions in reputable organizations within the real estate industry. He was Chief Property Officer at Majid Al Futtaim Properties, leading the way in large-scale investment projects in the MENA region and concurrently serving as Vice-Chairman at Sharjah Holding and The Wave, Muscat.

    Mr. Hareb also served as Managing Director at Nakheel where he strategized and managed several projects and was instrumental as a member of the team that steered the real estate developer through a period of significant financial restructuring. At the beginning of his career, he handled projects at Mobily in Saudi Arabia and Etisalat. In addition, he has held board positions at Enshaa, Dubai, and Dubai Healthcare City Authority.

    A native of Dubai, Mr. Hareb holds Executive Master of Business Administration from the American University of Sharjah and a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from United Arab Emirates University. He is a graduate of Dubai Leadership Program through The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

    Mr. Omar BustamiExecutive Director, Development

    Mr. Omar Bustami

    Executive Director, Development

    Omar Bustami, is the Executive Director of Emaar Development PJSC and heads the iconic Dubai Creek Harbour Development in addition to leading Emaar’s multiple projects teams comprised of Development, Project Management, Project Controls and Commercial Management which work across the entire master plan.

    Prior to joining Emaar, he held senior positions in reputable organizations like Dubai Healthcare City, Meraas Holding, Nakheel, Istithmar and WS Atkins Consultants both in Dubai and Head Office in the UK and was responsible for delivering numerous key projects which enhanced the retail, leisure and entertainment landscape of Dubai.

    Omar holds a Masters Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Leeds, UK.  He is a Member of and holds the APMP Certification from the Association for Project Management in the UK. He is a United Arab Emirates National and is fluent in three languages, namely Arabic, English and French.

    Mr. Sunil GroverChief Financial Officer

    Mr. Sunil Grover

    Chief Financial Officer

    Mr. Sunil Grover is the Chief Financial Officer of Emaar Development; he joined the company in March 2000. 

    Mr. Grover has over 20 years of experience in finance, accounting, budgeting, planning and reporting, and has worked as Senior Director – Finance at Emaar earlier. 

    He is a Certified Public Accountant from American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and a certified Company Secretary from Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI).

    Mr. Grover holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Delhi in India.

    Mr. Fawaz SousHead of Sales, Emaar Development

    Mr. Fawaz Sous

    Head of Sales, Emaar Development

    An experienced sales and marketing management professional with over 14 years in the property sector, Fawaz Sous joined as Head of Sales – Emaar Development in June 2018. He is responsible for driving the sales functions of the company and its iconic new destinations. 

    His strong areas are new market entry, land acquisition, sales management, and property development, and has managed large teams maximizing the impact of both direct and indirect sales channels. 

    Previously, he was Senior Vice President - Sales of Damac Properties, heading residential, hotel, hotel apartments and commercial. He was also the Head of Department of the Brokers Development Team where he created broker business units and driven brokers’ loyalty programmes.

    He has managed sales of property in several international markets including UK, Saudi Arabia and Lebanon, serving as the company’s Country Head in these markets. He also worked as Vice President - Sales & Business Development and as Senior Director of Sales.

    Mr. Sous also has a Diploma in Business Studies from Toronto School of Business, Canada, and a Diploma in Business Foundation from Bellerbys College, Brighton, UK.

  • Emaar Malls PJSCShopping malls and retail subsidiary of Emaar Properties

    The flagship development of Emaar Malls is The Dubai Mall, the world’s largest shopping and entertainment destination. Emaar Malls also owns and manages Souk Al Bahar, an Arabesque style dining and entertainment development in Downtown Dubai; Dubai Marina Mall in the Dubai Marina community; and Gold & Diamond Park, a shopping destination dedicated to gold and jewellery.

    Management

    Mr. Patrick Bousquet-ChavanneChief Executive Officer – Emaar Malls

    Mr. Patrick Bousquet-Chavanne

    Chief Executive Officer – Emaar Malls

    Mr. Patrick Bousquet-Chavanne, Chief Executive Officer of Emaar Malls, joined the company in August 2018.

    He brings to Emaar Malls thirty years of extensive leadership experience in the international branded consumer goods and luxury retail industries in London, Paris, and New York with proven expertise in enhancing business performance and customer experience in a multi-channel retail environment.

    As CEO of Emaar Malls, he will be leading the transformation of our retail portfolio of local, regional and international shopping malls, as well as digital assets, reinventing the mall as a combination of physical and digital to offer consumers the most compelling shopping and entertainment experiences. He is tasked with ensuring effective strategy development and execution, to achieve the organization’s business growth ambition.

    A strong advocate of advanced analytics and insight to improve customer experience, Mr. Bousquet-Chavanne most recently held the position of Executive Director – Customer, Marketing, and Digital at Marks and Spencer PLC, the multinational upmarket retailer headquartered in London. A key marketer at M&S from 2012 to 2016, he has served as the Company’s Corporate Director of Strategy Implementation and New Business Development, followed by Executive Director of Marketing and Business Development and Executive Director Marketing and International.

    From 1998 to 2008, he spearheaded the growth of Estee Lauder Inc, the renowned manufacturer of skincare, makeup, fragrances and haircare products headquartered in New York where he was Group President of Specialty Brands & Designer Fragrances, preceded by Group President of Estee Lauder & MAC and Group President International. Previously he supervised the global Travel retail activities of the Group.

    Earlier in his career, at Parfums Christian Dior, an L.V.M.H. affiliate, Mr. Bousquet-Chavanne served as Executive VP of International Operations.

    Mr. Bousquet-Chavanne is an MBA graduate of the Krannert Graduate School of Management at Purdue University and the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, where he attended the Executive Program in Strategy and Organization. He is a Member of the Board at Brown-Forman Inc since 2005 and has served as a Director of HSNi, an interactive multi-channel retailer in the USA. as well as on the Advisory Board for the world-renowned New York City Ballet.

    He is an Honorary Professor in Marketing at the British School of Fashion, the recipient of the Glasgow Caledonian University’s Lifetime Achievement in Business Award, 2016, and a former member of the Retail Leadership Group for The Prince’s Trust, a charity in the United Kingdom founded by Charles, Prince of Wales, to help vulnerable young people get their lives on track.

  • Emaar International PJSCWorld-class property development in high-growth international markets

    Having demonstrated its competencies in creating iconic real estate assets in Dubai, Emaar has expanded internationally and today has a collective presence in several markets spanning the Middle East, North Africa, Pan-Asia, Europe and North America. The company has established operations in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Egypt, Morocco, India, Pakistan, Turkey, USA, Italy, and Canada.

    Management

    Mr. Ziad El ChaarChief Executive Officer, International, Emaar

    Mr. Ziad El Chaar

    Chief Executive Officer, International, Emaar

    A senior property development and management professional, Ziad El Chaar joined Emaar Properties as Chief Executive Officer – International in June 2018. He is responsible for managing all Emaar international markets, driving market share and business performance. 

    Mr. El Chaar has held senior positions with leading property development companies in the region. He was previously Chief Executive Officer – Saudi Arabia of Dar Al Arkan Real Estate, and earlier Managing Director – UAE of Damac Properties, where he held several positions including as General Manager – Operations of the UAE and Egypt. He also worked as Group Executive Director of Khalil Fattal & Fils in Lebanon. 

    Mr. El Chaar has proven expertise in turning around the operations of real estate companies with a focus on efficiency, productivity and profitability. He has developed and implemented successful strategies that involved product development and project launches in the region and internationally. He has also successfully rolled out innovative and effective initiatives in sales administration. 

    With a keen eye for marketing and sales, Mr. El Chaar has worked extensively across the region and in international markets driving business development. He also has strong competencies in developing and marketing mixed-use developments, and in the hospitality sector. 

    Mr. El Chaar holds an MBA and a B.Sc. degree in Biology from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon.

    image of mr mohamed el dahan chief executive officer at emaar Mr. Mohamed El DahanChief Executive Officer – Regional
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    Mr. Mohamed El Dahan

    Chief Executive Officer – Regional

    Mr. Mohamed El Dahan, Chief Executive Officer –Regional, joined Emaar Properties in 2005. Also in charge of Emaar Misr for Development S.A.E, he oversees Emaar’s operations in Saudi Arabia, Lebanon and Syria, and is mandated with identifying new growth opportunities and driving the on-schedule development of ongoing projects. 

    Formerly, CEO of Emaar Misr, he has served as the Group Business Development & Operations Officer.

    He joined Emaar as Executive Director of the Internal Audit Department. He also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Emaar Industries and the Chairman of its Executive Committee. 

    He is a graduate in Commerce and Accounting from Ain Shams University and holds a number of professional certifications (CPA, CIA, CFE). He has also completed the Advanced Management Programme by INSEAD in France.

    image of mr fahad al rasheed chief executive officer and managing director king abdullah economic city Mr. Fahad Al RasheedChief Executive Officer and Managing Director King Abdullah Economic City
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    Mr. Fahad Al Rasheed

    Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director King Abdullah Economic City

    Mr. Fahd Al-Rasheed, Chief Executive Officer of Emaar, The Economic City (Emaar.E.C), joined the company in 2008.
    He oversees the on-schedule completion of King Abdullah Economic City and is responsible for enhancing its appeal to international and regional investors.

    A financial, investment and management professional, he has several years of experience working with the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority, promoting investments into the Kingdom and in managing Economic Cities.

    Mr. Al-Rasheed also has several years of finance experience gained from his work with Saudi Aramco. He holds an MBA and a BS in Business Administration from Stanford specialising in Finance and International Business.

    Mr. Redwan ZaoukChief Operating Officer, Emaar Middle East

    Mr. Redwan Zaouk

    Chief Operating Officer, Emaar Middle East

    Mr. Redwan Zaouk joined Emaar Middle East as Chief Operating Officer in October 2017.

    He currently oversees all the operations of the Emaar Middle East, from sales & marketing to construction & Community management/operations, in addition to supervising Emaar’s investment in the Fairmont Abraj Al Bait, Mecca.

    Mr. Zaouk brings Emaar Saudi Arabia years of leadership experience in both product and business development. Over the years, he has demonstrated expertise in master-planning, business planning, product launches and delivery.

    From 2015 to 2017, Mr. Zaouk held the position of Director of Business Development & Residential Projects in at Kinan International Real Estate Development Company in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Here, he was responsible for the strategy, launch, and delivery of all home development projects, in Jeddah and Riyadh. 

    Mr. Zaouk holds a BA from the University of Balamand in Tripoli, Lebanon. He is also a graduate of McGill University's Graduate School of Management in Montreal, Canada, where he was top of his class.

    From 2014 to 2015, during his first tenure at Kinan, Mr. Zaouk served as Development Director of Urban Planning. His responsibilities included master-planning and development strategy for a 1.1 million sqm. project in Jeddah.

    From 2006 to 2014, Mr. Zouk served as Business Development Director at The Savola Group. The company is directly involved in the development of the renowned SA30-billion (USD7 billion) Knowledge Economic City in Madinah. Among his accomplishments was an SR350 million private placement, and SAR 1 Biillion IPO (Largest in Saudi Arabia in 2010) and the establishment of several joint ventures and structuring public-private partnership schemes.

    FEYZI TECELLIOGLU Mr. Feyzi TecelliogluChief Executive Officer, Emaar Turkey
    FEYZI TECELLIOGLU

    Mr. Feyzi Tecellioglu

    Chief Executive Officer, Emaar Turkey

    Feyzi Tecellioglu joined Emaar Turkey in May 2018 as Chief Executive Officer.

    He leads the value creation in multiple businesses including the largest mixed use real estate development project in Turkey. He plays a vital role in developing the company’s real estate and retail business and explores new opportunities for growth in Turkey.

    Mr. Tecellioglu brings over twenty years of experience in Turkey and USA, spearheading real estate, land, retail, commercial, investment and business development with heavy emphasis on innovation for results to Emaar Turkey.

    Prior to joining Emaar Turkey, he was a Board Member at Toya Real Estate Development. From 2014 to 2016, he was the Managing Director at Tabanlioglu Architects where he fostered national and international expansion in Dubai, Doha and London and strengthed organizational and financial capabilities. During his tenure, the company’s revenue and profitability grew by triple digits.

    Feyzi Tecellioglu was the managing director of Soyak Real Estate Development between 2006 and 2014 where he was responsible for office, retail, residential and land developments and achieved one of the highest sales numbers in residential and increased marketing efficiencies.

    Earlier in his career, he worked at Lend Lease, an international real estate firm, in USA. He started his career with Koc Holding, a Fortune Global 500 Company and the largest industrial group in Turkey, in Strategic Planning Department.

    Mr. Tecellioglu graduated from Istanbul Techical University in 1997 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Management Engineering and received his Master of Business Administration degree from University of California, Berkeley, in 2002.

    Mr. Jamil AkbarCountry Head, Emaar Pakistan

    Mr. Jamil Akbar

    Country Head, Emaar Pakistan

    Mr. Jamil Akbar joined Emaar Pakistan as Country Head in January 2018.

    He oversees the marketing and execution of all identified and planned development projects of Emaar Pakistan. He is also spearheading the company’s growth and its overall strategic direction.

    Mr. Akbar brings to Emaar Pakistan a wealth of experience in business strategy, as well as financial and operational affairs of diversified businesses. He has over twenty years of international experience in senior managerial positions.

    Mr. Akbar was previously Director at The Abraaj Group, from 2007 to 2017, including five years in K-Electric, Karachi’s integrated utility, where amongst several turnaround initiatives, he spearheaded project design and negotiations on a multi-million-dollar Smart Grid project. Subsequently, he led the establishment of a Pakistan Fund which invested in Wind Power and Cinema.

    From 2004 to 2005, Mr. Akbar served as Chief Internal Auditor at GlaxoSmithKline in Pakistan. He started his career in 1997 with KPMG in London, working in financial due diligence and IT risk consulting across a number of industries and range of transactions.

    Mr. Akbar completed his MBA at INSEAD (France/Singapore), and is a qualified Chartered Accountant qualified from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). He also holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from Imperial College, UK.

    He is the President of the INSEAD National Alumni Association Pakistan and Member of the Advisory Board at Habib University, Karachi.

  • Emaar Hospitality Group LLCA premier global provider of personal, innovative, and memorable lifestyle experiences.
    Emaar Hospitality Group has a portfolio of key assets including hotels, serviced residences, golf retreats, a polo and equestrian club, lifestyle dining outlets and the Dubai Marina Yacht Club. Emaar’s world-class hotel brands include: The Address Hotels + Resorts, Vida Hotels and Resorts and the value hotel chain Rove Hotels.

    Management

    image of mr Olivier Harnisch Mr. Olivier HarnischChief Executive Officer - Emaar Hospitality Group
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    Mr. Olivier Harnisch

    Chief Executive Officer - Emaar Hospitality Group

    Olivier Harnisch brings to Emaar over 30 years of international experience in the hotel and tourism industry. He joined Emaar from Brussels, where he was Chief Operating Officer of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, responsible for a portfolio of over 350 hotels in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, leading a team of over 40.000 associates. 

    Olivier has acquired in-depth expertise in all aspects of the hospitality business through multiple leadership roles across four continents. He started his career in Nice, France in 1986, and was initially associated with individual hotels, food & beverage operations and airlines for over 13 years. This enabled him to gain strong insights in classic hospitality and in developing compelling guest experiences. He then worked at Hilton Worldwide for over 14 years where he held the position of Vice President, Northern and Central Europe, before joining the Carlson Rezidor Group in 2012. Having worked across the globe, Olivier is fluent in six languages. Olivier was also a board member of the German Hotel Association and of the Faculty of Hotel Administration at the University of Munich.

    He holds an MSc in Organizational Behavior from the University of London, an MBA in International Finance from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh and a Degree in Hospitality Management from the Berlin School of Hotel Administration. In addition, Olivier has been the awarded the distinction “Certified Hotel Administrator (CHA)” by the American Hotel and Lodging Association. 

    Olivier holds a US pilot license since 1998 and is a passionate airplane pilot. He is also an avid water-skier. He lives with his wife and two children in Dubai.

    Image for Chris Newman Mr. Chris NewmanChief Operating Officer - Emaar Hospitality Group
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    Mr. Chris Newman

    Chief Operating Officer - Emaar Hospitality Group

    A veteran global hospitality professional with over 17 years of experience, Chris Newman is Chief Operating Officer at Emaar Hospitality Group. He is mandated with driving the strategic growth of the organisation through new ventures, expansion, and partnerships, and achieving the highest standards of operational efficiency across all touch-points. 

    Chris is responsible for the strategic operations of all three hotel brands of Emaar Hospitality Group including The Address Hotels + Resorts, Vida Hotels and Resorts and the Rove Hotels together with Emaar Hospitality Group’s Leisure Clubs and Lifestyle Dining Division. He will also drive the growth of the company to new markets in line with the strategic vision of Emaar Properties, the holding company of Emaar Hospitality Group. 

    With proven skills in visionary and macro thinking, strategy development, commercial & relationship management, and people, processes & talent management, Chris has previously worked on large-scale hospitality projects for leading international brands in several global markets including Egypt, Nigeria, The Gambia, Madagascar, Mauritius, Malawi, Guyana in South America, West Indies, Bahamas, Greece, London and Switzerland. 

    Over the years, he has created a sustainable operations model for greenfield ventures, including pre-opening support, as well as developed operational protocols to maximise revenue and profitability for established projects. He has also championed a number of corporate social responsibility initiatives. 

    Chris holds a Higher National Diploma in Hotel, Catering & Institutional Management from the Westminster School of Catering, London, and a Certification in Hotel Real Estate Investments & Asset Management from Cornell University, New York.  He holds a number of industry certificates in Group Training Techniques, Managing Sales Platforms, Management Communication Skills and High Performance Financial Management for Hotels, among others. 

    Chris is fluent in English and French. He is interested in scuba diving, kite surfing, yoga, saxophone and motorbikes, and is a competitive triathlete and cyclist. 


  • Emaar Entertainment LLCProvider of premium leisure and entertainment choices, Emaar Entertainment, a subsidiary of Emaar Properties, manages a world-class portfolio of leisure attractions

    Emaar Entertainment's portfolio includes: Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, Dubai Ice Rink, KidZania®, and Reel Cinemas at The Dubai Mall and Dubai Marina Mall.

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    Image for Damien Latham Mr. Damien LathamChief Executive Officer, Emaar Entertainment
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    Mr. Damien Latham

    Chief Executive Officer, Emaar Entertainment

    With over 25 years of experience in the strategic management of leading leisure and retail attractions in the Middle East and the UK, Damien Latham joined Emaar Entertainment as Chief Executive Officer in January 2018. He is responsible for driving the growth of the business entity with a focus on expanding its leisure assets and enhancing their operational efficiency and productivity.

    Previously, he was Chief Executive Officer at Majid Al Futtaim (MAF), overseeing three business verticals, covering 53 entities across 10 countries, and managing unique leisure attractions, family entertainment centres and specialty retail introducing both the Lego and American girl franchises to the region. He was responsible for the development of 32 family entertainment centres in four new countries.

    At MAF, he has worked in various capacities including as Chief Operating Officer, Director of Operations and General Manager – Leisure & Entertainment.

    Damien has also worked as General Manager of Bourne Leisure UK, responsible for running its award-winning resort, and as General Manager of the Wahooo! Waterpark where he led the 65 Million USD project from design to delivery.  In related roles in the Leisure & Entertainment industry, Damien has worked as Leisure Manager across 9 businesses, and Waterpark Manager both at Centre Parcs Resort UK.

    He is the Vice Chairman of the World Waterpark Association and one of the Founding Members of the Middle East and North Africa Leisure Attractions Council.

    Damien has a BTEC Diploma in Leisure Management.

  • Dubai OperaDubai Opera is the centrepiece of The Opera District in Downtown Dubai
    Billed as Dubai’s new cultural icon, Dubai Opera is a 2,000 seat multi-format venue for opera, theatre, concerts, art exhibitions, orchestra, film, sports events, and seasonal programmes, in Downtown Dubai’s Opera District.

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    image of mr jasper hopee chief executive at dubai opera emaar Mr. Jasper Hope Chief Executive – Dubai Opera
    image of mr jasper hopee chief executive at dubai opera emaar

    Mr. Jasper Hope

    Chief Executive – Dubai Opera

    Mr. Jasper Hope, an accomplished international professional with deep insights in the management of high-end cultural venues and events, joined Emaar Properties as Chief Executive of the iconic Dubai Opera, the centerpiece of The Opera District development in Downtown Dubai, in January 2015. 

    He serves as Dubai Opera’s lead officer and international advocate focused on setting its artistic direction and driving global stakeholder relationships. He is also mandated with ensuring the commercial success of Dubai Opera and developing its profile internationally.

    Formerly, Chief Operating Officer of Royal Albert Hall, he was responsible for the successful implementation of all operational management criteria and the leadership of the day-to-day business of the Hall. 

    He also served as Senior Director of AEG Live at UK Live Events, responsible for creating and managing new entertainment business for the company. He was also International Vice President and General Manager for Europe at IMG, leading projects such as The Hampton Court Palace Festival in London and Nobel Peace Prize Concert. 

    Mr. Hope holds a B.Sc (Hons) in Hotel and Catering Management from Oxford Polytechnic, and was elected as Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 2008 and to the Council for the Corps of Army Music. He also served as a Board Member of Exhibition Road Cultural Group. 

  • Amlak Finance PJSCRegion’s leading Islamic financing company for mortgages and vehicle finance.
    Amlak Finance was the first specialised home finance provider in the UAE. Established in 2000, Amlak is an Islamic finance company operating under the principles of Shari’a law. It aims to provide the most competitive products and services, to meet the needs of customers.

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    image of mr arif alharmi chief executive officer amlak finance at emaar Mr. Arif AlharmiChief Executive Officer Amlak Finance PJSC
    image of mr arif alharmi chief executive officer amlak finance at emaar

    Mr. Arif Alharmi

    Chief Executive Officer Amlak Finance PJSC

    Mr. Arif Alharmi joined Amlak Finance in 2007, bringing with him a wealth of knowledge and experience from over 18 years in senior positions at leading international and domestic financial institutions.

    Mr. Alharmi also serves as a member on the Board of Directors of a number of local and regional private companies as well as governmental institutions.

    He is the recipient of the prestigious ‘CEO Middle East Award’ in Home Finance category by ITP-CEO Middle East. He holds a Masters Degree in International Business.

  • Emaar Investment Holding LLCStrategic acquisitions and alliances

    Emaar Investment Holding is focused on strategic acquisitions and alliances in high growth markets that add value to  stakeholders

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    image of mr ali h odeh chairman and chief executive officer turner international middle east Mr. Ali H. OdehChairman and Chief Executive Officer Turner International Middle East LLC
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    Mr. Ali H. Odeh

    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Turner International Middle East LLC

    Mr. Ali H Odeh, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Turner International Middle East LLC, joined the Emaar Group in 2006.

    Mr. Odeh is responsible for leading the growth initiatives of the Dubai-based Turner International Middle East Ltd LLC in programme, project and construction management across the Middle East, North Africa and the Indian Subcontinent.

    He has over 29 years of experience in project construction and has Bachelors and Masters degrees in Civil Engineering. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE).

  • Emaar Industries and Investment (Pvt) JSCEII is a strategic investor in companies working around the Emaar ecosystem
    EII’s vision is to become the partner of choice for businesses with high growth potential across the UAE that operate within the pre and post construction, hospitality, malls, entertainment and related sectors. The value proposition that EII offers to its investees includes expansion of their opportunity horizon, capital injection to accelerate growth, and access to industry best practices across its operations.

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    image of mr Waleed Dhaduk Mr. Waleed DhadukChief Executive Officer
    image of mr Waleed Dhaduk

    Mr. Waleed Dhaduk

    Chief Executive Officer

    Waleed Dhaduk is the Chief Executive Officer of Emaar Industries & Investments (Pvt.) JSC (“EII”) where he is responsible for leading the company’s overall strategy, managing the investment portfolio, and delivering the growth plan. Mr. Dhaduk was previously the Chief Investment Officer of EII, a position he held since 2016.

    Mr. Dhaduk is also a member of the Investment Committee of EII and sits on the Boards of various investee companies including Memaar Building Systems, Starwood Industries, Gutmann Middle East, AASA, Leaders Fort Contracting, Service Market and Abode Investments. In addition to this, Mr. Dhaduk is a Board and an Investment Committee member of Dubai Angel Investors, a leading technology investment platform.

    Mr. Dhaduk represents over 18 years of global professional experience in private equity, strategy consulting and investment banking. Throughout his career, he has been repeatedly been recognized for delivering growth and creating value across the investment management value chain. Before joining EII, Mr. Dhaduk was a Partner at Stratum, a private equity and investment advisory firm in Bahrain, where he was responsible for originating, evaluating, structuring, executing and managing investments across a range of sectors

    Prior to Stratum, Mr. Dhaduk served in various strategy consulting and investment banking roles in Bahrain and Canada at leading global firms including Ernst & Young, Canadian Tire Corporation, Cap Gemini and Merrill Lynch.

    Mr. Dhaduk holds a Master’s degree in International Relations from the University of Cambridge and a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Queen’s University in Canada. Additionally, Mr. Dhaduk has pursued various courses in Economics and Finance at the London School of Economics and Harvard University.

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