MEFMA Board of Directors

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 COO of Global Village.

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.

Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Ahmed bin Sultan Al Hosni

Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Ahmed bin Sultan Al Hosni is the Vice Chairman and Group Managing Director of Qurum Business Group.

The year 2006 marked a turning point in his professional life when he dedicated his time solely to re-engineering Qurum Business Group in his capacity as Vice Chairman and Group Managing Director. During this time, he developed the company’s investment banking, property investment, construction and facilities management businesses. A man of great ambition, Sheikh Abdulaziz is extremely determined to grow QBG into a truly international conglomerate by capitalizing on the Group’s strength of creating synergies between the companies under its umbrella.

Sheikh Abdulaziz has served as Board Director on a number of reputable organizations including Oman Air, Sohar University, National Gases and Muscat Gases, United Facilities Company, Oman Hotels & Tourism and Al Ahlia Converting Industries. He has also been a member of several state advisory committees working in collaboration with Ministry of Manpower and Ministry of Commerce & Industry.

Currently, Sheikh Abdulaziz is also CEO and Director of National Securities Company SAOG which offers public brokerage, investment and asset management services in Oman, in addition to Director of Aloula Geojit Capital, an investment bank and financial services company in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.


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 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 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 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.


Ihab Assi is the UAE Country Director of Apleona HSG Facility Management since 2014, managing Apleona’s presence in UAE including a JV with Sharjah government.

Coming from a business administration (MBA) background, Ihab has been active since 15 years in business development and management in Germany and UAE, where he accumulated extensive experience in the Real Estate and Facilities Management field.

Before joining Apleona, Ihab has been developing business at prominent FM Companies such as MAF Dalkia (Enova) and Kharafi National in UAE and the region.

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.

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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