Emaar Malls Management
Mohamed Hadi AL Hussaini has vast professional experience across the banking & finance, real estate, investments, telecommunications and retail sectors. He currently sits on the board of four publicly listed entities in the UAE besides Emaar Malls.
Publicly listed entities:
Chairman of Emirates integrated telecommunications company
Board Member of Emirates NBD
Board Member of Emirates Islamic Bank
Board Member of Dubai Refreshments Company
Board Member of Emirates Investment Authority
Board Member of Dubai Real Estate Corporation
Al Hussaini holds a Master’s degree in International Business from Webster University in Geneva, Switzerland.
A global entrepreneur with active interests in high-value property development, retail, luxury hospitality, mining and commodities, Mohamed Alabbar is the founder of Emaar Properties PJSC.
Ranked second in the list of the ‘World’s 100 Most Powerful Arabs – Leaders’ 2014 by Arabian Business, the leading regional business magazine, Mr. Alabbar is well-known for his pioneering role in positioning Dubai as a world-class city.
He spearheads the growth strategy of Emaar, which has a presence in over 18 countries, with a focus on developing prime real estate, shopping mall and hospitality and leisure assets. Mr. Alabbar heads Emaar’s joint venture with Giorgio Armani to set up the Armani-branded luxury hotel and resort chain in key international destinations.
He is also the Founder and Chairman of Africa Middle East Resources (AMER), which unlocks the value of natural resource opportunities in Africa and links them with large consumer markets in Asia. He is a board member of Eagle Hills, an Abu Dhabi-based investment and real estate development company that funds and develops large-scale projects in high-growth international markets.
Mr. Alabbar is the Chairman of Tradewinds Corporation, a premier leisure and hospitality owner-operator in Malaysia, focused on developing world-class real estate developments in the country and Southeast Asia. He is also the founder and major shareholder of RSH, the leading Singapore-based pan-Asian marketer, distributor and retailer of some 60 international fashion and lifestyle brands through more than 70 outlets in over 20 countries.
Mr. Alabbar sits on the board of Noor Investment Group, an affiliate of Dubai Group, the leading diversified financial company of Dubai Holding. He is also a member of the Dubai World Expo 2020 Preparatory Committee. He was the founding Director General of the Dubai Department of Economic Development (DED), and served as a member of the Dubai Executive Council and Dubai Economic Council.
A graduate in Finance and Business Administration from the Seattle University in the US, Mr. Alabbar also holds an Honorary Doctorate from the University, and serves on its Board of Trustees. A keen sportsman, Mr Alabbar is an active member of the UAE’s endurance horse racing community.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With over 18 years of experience in finance functions and providing commercial support to businesses, Anees Mundassery joined Emaar Malls PJSC as Chief Financial Officer in Feb 2019.
He has proven experience in operations, investment analysis, joint ventures, commercial negotiations, capital expenditure decisions, banking and finance, financial accounting and risk management, among others.
He is responsible for the overall financial functions of Emaar Malls with a focus on helping the transformation of our retail portfolio of local, regional & international shopping malls, as well as digital assets to help driving business growth.
Anees brings a wealth of experience to Emaar Malls, with more than 18 years in financial operations, having been exposed to real estate development, entertainment, facilities management, community management and the hospitality and retail industries.
He joins us from Emaar Operations where, for the past three years he has been Senior Director, Finance, heading the finance functions for Emaar Asset Management, Emaar Facility Management, Emaar Community Management, At the Top, The Valet, The Burj Club, Emaar Prestige Service and Burj Khalifa.
In this capacity, Anees has been actively involved in integrating the Emaar Malls and Hospitality FM activities and has also successfully led the cost optimization initiative for Group Operations.
Anees has a long-standing career at Emaar which started in 2002 when he joined Emaar Properties Corporate Finance.
Anees holds an MBA in finance from India and is a graduate in commerce from Calicut University, India.
With over 20+ years of extensive experience across multiple industries, from mall management to property, asset management to retail leasing, Sami Elhakim brings a wealth of knowledge to his new role as General Manager for The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai and Souk Al Bahar.
As an influential thought-leader, Sami has played instrumental roles which include leading multifaceted Retail Developments for Al Ghurair properties, handling Asset Management for Meraas Holding, paving the way in Retail Relations and Operations for The Dubai Mall and Leasing Management for Al-Futtaim Group to name a few.
With an innovative approach to retail management, Sami is responsible for overseeing the Operations and Business Development for The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai and Souk Al Bahar leading the team to drive business growth and advance customer satisfaction across the retail portfolio.
Having previously worked for Emaar, Sami Elhakim comes with a strong conversant approach in driving footfall and increasing sales, with a vital emphasis on delivering customer and retailer satisfaction.
Sami holds a BBA degree in Marketing from United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain.