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Jamal Abdulla Lootah

Jamal Abdulla Lootah, presently Chief Executive Officer of Imdaad, the integrated facility management service provider, comes with a wealth of administrative experience at different levels in Dubai World.

Starting his career with the Security Department of Dubai Port Authority, Mr. Lootah has been with Dubai World since 1991. Excellent administrative skills and leadership qualities helped him progress in his career. Mr. Lootah became Director of Human Resources and General Administration in 2005.

In 2007 Mr. Lootah was appointed as Imdaad’s Chief Executive Officer. As the CEO, he is leading the FM service provider’s ambitious expansion drive with particular emphasis on green initiatives.

Mr. Lootah, has completed the Corporate Advance Program at IMD, the leading global business school based in Switzerland, graduated in Business Administration from the University of London.

Jamal is currently the President of the Middle East Facility Management Association (MEFMA).

Ali AlSuwaidi

Ali AlSuwaidi is currently MEFMA Vice President and Global FM Board Member, and Vice President (FM) of Dubai Parks & Resorts.

Ali AlSuwaidi is one of the leaders of the facilities management and asset management industry in the Middle East. He has been in the industry since the nascent stages of professional FM solutions in the country and has been tasked with a range of prestigious, mission-critical, high profile assignments.

His contribution to the growth of the industry in the Middle East and especially GCC countries is extremely high, as is visible by the fact that he is on the Board of the Middle East FM Association, the preeminent industry association for FM in the Middle East.

He is one of the FM subject matter experts worldwide and a visionary speaker participating in facility management workshops across the world. Amongst many other important tasks, Ali was the first operation head for the tallest tower in world, Burj Khalifa.

Abdulhadi

Abdulhadi Ali Alalyak is currently the Vice President of Asset Management and Corporate Administration in the UAE Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company “du”. He has held this position since 2008 being a key personal in the development of this young corporation.

Previous to this Abdulhadi worked for Etisalat as the Chief Engineer for Integrated Customer Services and Facilities Management. He brings 15 years of vast experience including managing operations in several areas such as managing integrated customer services, assets and infrastructure projects ranging from corporate offices, Retails, Telecommunications Technical Buildings, and Data Centres.

Abdulhadi holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical engineering from the George Washington University, USA, along with a Post Graduate Certificates in both the Strategic Leadership from Cranfield University, UK, and Managing Corporate Resources from IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland.

Some other recognized achievements from Abdulhadi include his contribution to the establishment of the Middle East FM association (MEFMA) which he is currently a member of the Board of Directors.

Ahmad Hussain

Ahmad Hussain recently joined Global Village as the Executive Director of Operations .

Ahmad who has completed the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum leadership development programme brings with him more than 12 years of experience in a number of the most prominent organizations in the UAE.

Having graduated with a Master’s Degree in Engineering Management from the UK. Ahmed has worked for the ADNOC Group, the Engineer’s Office of H. H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Du Telecom and currently in Global Village.

This wide ranging experience has helped to give him operational skills in crisis management, quality control, team leadership and customer service. He is also a board Director on number of leading Associations.

Ahmad Yousef Al Kandari

Ahmad Yousef Al Kandari is the CEO of United Facilities Management (UFM), a subsidiary of United Real Estate Company and member of KIPCO Group companies.

With 27 Years of experience in Facilities Management, Real Estate and Banking Industries, Mr. Al Kandari has previously held key executive positions at United Real Estate Co., Souk Salmiyah Real Estate Co. and Kuwait Real Estate Bank.

Aiyd ALQAHTANI

Aiyd ALQAHTANI is the Executive Director of Operation at King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh.

His management contributions centered on spearheading development and completion of new projects, clinical/ operational programs, facility management and improvement activities among Hospitals in the region. He was involved in facility management since his engagement with local and international firm in design, constructing and operating state of the art healthcare and education facilities in the last 15 years.

Dilip

Dilip Khatwani is currently the Chief Executive of Reliance FM and has held this position since 2003 being the co founder of the company. Reliance FM is a Facility management and consultancy company operating in Middle East.

Previous to this Dilip worked for CB Richard Ellis as the Country Manager for Facilities Management covering South Asia. He brings 25 years experience of managing assets for various infrastructure projects ranging from Banks, corporate, townships, hotels, commercial and residential projects.

Dilip holds a Bachelor of Technology in marine engineering along with a second engineers part A&B and chief engineer’s part A qualifications. He is on the Industrial Board of International College of Engineering and Management in Muscat, Oman, which provides Facility Management 5 year degree courses in affiliation to UCLAN in the UK. Dilip is widely recognized as a trained lecturer on facilities management, with many years of experience on the subject. He is a regular speaker in FM conferences across Asia and the Middle East, having also chaired the FAMM conference in Dubai. He teaches MSC program for FM at the Herriot Watt University in Dubai and is a skilled trainer for the Government of Dubai’s courses on Infrastructure and Association Management.

Some other recognized achievements from Dilip include the initiative to form the IFMA India Chapter, and Middle East FM association (MEFMA) which he currently holds a position as Board Member.

Khalid AlHosni

Khalid AlHosni is the Director of Qurum Business Group since 1998, and the Chairman and CEO of AlJazeera Global Services & Investments “AGSI”. He has 16 years of experience working as a Chairman of National Gas Company “NGC”, the Founder of the Private Credit Bureau in Oman “NBCI”, and the Founder of AGSI General Trading LLC., Dubai, UAE – 2013.

He is also an Occasional economics writer and contributor, and he got his Bachelor of Arts from Seattle Pacific University, USA.

Lara Khozouz

Lara Khozouz is the General Manager of Finan Facility Management Company in Jordan.

She holds a Masters in Project Management from George Washington University), a BSc. in Civil Engineering from University of Jordan.

She has more than 15 years of experience s,tarting her career at the Royal Hashemite Court / Royal Palaces;   then a Chief of Staff for Director General / Social Security Corporation also Project Coordinator.

She was a Program manager for SARAYA AQABA, Director of Planning and Programs at Taameer Jordan Holdings, Vice President for Program Management in Darat Jordan Holdings. And the Managing Director of Globe Williams Jordan The 1st international facility management company in Jordan.

Mohammed AlDuraibi

Arch. Mohammad AlDuraibi is currently the Managing Director of Oud Real Estate Company located in Diplomatic Quarter, Riyadh, Kingdom of saudi Arabia.

Before forming the current company, he worked with Da’em Real Estate Company as a CEO for the period of 6 consecutive years.

Arch. Alduraibi, he also worked with Saudi Hotels & Resort Areas Company, appreciated as (SHARACO) and now DUR Hospitality in the field of Hotels of International Brands. He  has a Bachelor Degree in Architecture at the King Saud University and have a master certificates in Project management at The George Washington University - School of Business. Also, he received a Real Estate Management Program: Finance, Design and Leadership certificate at the Harvard University.

He is also a board member of MEFMA and Vice Chairman of the facilities and Property Management community at the Riyadh Chamber of Commerce.

naif

Naif bin Saleh Al-Rajhi is the Co-founder and CEO of Memar, and Chairman of Able FM.

Naif is currently the CEO of Memar Development and Construction Company established on 2007. Naif has succeeded in his own projects within 10 years as he is also a Co-founder of Abraaj Real Estate Company that was established in 2003, to start with the Clock Tower and the Chinese Village, in addition to establishing Able Facilities management Company in Dubai.

In addition to his real estate and FM companies, he has established PHI Communications and CTRL P Printing Solutions along with other trading companies and is a partner in Bohoor International Investment Company.

He also participated in several international conferences such as the Global Competitiveness Forum in 2008 and 2009 and the Middle East Conference for Maintenance and Hyfiene in Dubai in 2009. He received several certifications in management and planning and participated in various global real estate conferences and forums.

Youssef Abillama Youssef Abillama is the co-founder and CEO of MMG Overseas Ltd. an 11-year old regional facility management group present in 5 countries in the Middle East (UAE, Qatar, Lebanon, Syria and Jordan) with more than 600 technical and administrative staff. Youssef holds a bachelor of Science in Management Information systems from Boston University. He is also board member in the Abillama group a lebanese family business group present in Europe and the Middle East. The group is involved in the automotive industry, elevator installation and maintenance, with several shareholding interests in banking and real estate projects. Youssef is among the founding Mefma board members.

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