Strategic Committee

Muhannad Saleh

Muhannad Saleh
CEO, Takamul Al Oula Facility Management

In addition to being the CEO of Takamul Aloula Facility Management company Muhannad is also the CEO of AlKifah Property Development Division which, consists of 6 business unites; FM, Security, Catering, Engineering design, Real Estate Development & Agriculture. Part of AlKifah Holding (a local Saudi Conglomerate of over 30 Subsidiaries) Muhannad was able to position Alkifah through leveraging on the strategy of its internal BU’s to form one of the first fully integrated Facility Management Companies in KSA under the brand of Tamakul Aloula Facility Management Company.

An industry veteran with a career of over 20 years in managing complex projects from real estate design, construction, delivery and operation. Muhannad brings along with him a wealth of industry knowledge and experience attained throughout the years working with multinational companies in various geographical regions.

His strategic planning skills and successful track record in business turnaround has made him a SME in the MENA region when it comes to FM and has participated in many occasions, in various conferences and events as a regular speaker on various FM topics.

Muhannad Saleh

Tarek Nizameddin
Senior Executive Director – Commercial, Ejadah Asset Management Group

Tarek is leading Ejadah’s commercial division as the Senior Executive Director – Commercial, driving the business development and marketing of Ejadah’s SBU. In his capacity, Tarek is also overseeing the operations and service delivery of soft services, and manages Ejadah’s Abu Dhabi portfolio, in addition to leading the sustainability and energy management department.

Tarek is a Senior Asset Management professional and entrepreneur with over 23 years of experience in senior positions within global corporations in both the public and private sectors. He is proficient in driving all aspects of Operational Asset Management, Facilities Services, Business Development ventures and complex logistical structures.

Tarek holds a BA in Business Administration and MBA. He is a Certified Facility Manager (CFM), Certified Contracts Manager & Administrator (CCMA), Chartered Human Resources Consultant (CHRC) and Certified Project Management professional (PMP).

Stephen Fenn

Stephen Fenn
Managing Director, Infracare

Stephen is a professionally qualified Marine Engineer Officer with over 30 years’ experience in service delivery in a variety of sectors including Healthcare, Education, Nuclear and Defence. He has managed large Private Finance initiative (PFI) infrastructure projects for the Ministry of Defence and National Health Service in the UK. In the UAE he has held senior roles at the American Hospital and American University of Sharjah where he was responsible for the capital build programme and support services. He has worked for several companies including, Atkins, Sodexo and Maersk.

Stephen has recently joined Infracare as Managing Director and is overseeing the development of the business as a separately branded entity.

Khalid Karim Karim Buksh

Khalid Karim Karim Buksh
Best Option Facilities Management, Managing Director

Khalid Karim Buksh is the managing director of Best Option Real Estate and Best Option Facilities Management. Best Option facilities management is an exclusive service providing arm of Ajman’s largest and well established real estate developer, Sweet Homes Group of companies.

Mr. Karim initially joined Sweet Homes as a sales manager in August 2006, but with his excellent management and leadership skills, he was promoted to Sales Director and worked extremely well, overlooking the project handover including Al Khor Tower B4, Al Khor Tower A3, Falcon Tower B1 (business tower), Falcon Tower A7, Corniche Tower and Paradise Lake Towers (B5, B6 and B9) and Ajman Uptown (500+ townhouses). Today these projects are listed amongst the successful projects in the emirate of Ajman. With a smart business oriented mind, Mr. Karim took the initiative and came with a business set up, establishing Best Option Real Estate in 2013 and Best Option Facilities Management in the year 2015, working closely with the developer Sweet Homes as an exclusive real estate agency and facilities service provider for their projects.

Mr. Khalid with his competitive management skills and ambitious attitude aims at becoming best facilities service provider not only in the emirate of Ajman but also in UAE.

Jamal Abdulla Lootah

Abid Ali
Operations Director, Apleona

With more than Nineteen years of success in the Construction, Project Management, Facilities Management & Business Administration. Involved in multiple competing priorities, having worked in diversified sectors whilst still achieving strict deadlines towards various assignments.

Abid is a focused graduate with a Mechanical Engineering & Business Administration degree, specialized in Construction Management, Project Management, Facilities Management & Business Administration. Possess relevant professional experience gained during implementation of various global contracts, acquiring valuable insight into developing and implementing digital facilities management practices.

Abid strives to be an inspiring, enriching and motivating individual. Characterized by solution orientation, inventiveness and creativity, as well as proactive and passionate commitment and forward-looking thinking.

Ability to develop strategic plans and prepare market statistics towards FM business by studying technological and financial opportunities in the current FM requirements; presenting assumptions; recommending objectives, accomplish subsidiary objectives by establishing plans, budgets, and results measurements; allocating resources; reviewing progress and making mid-course corrections.

Ability to handle various type of projects, implement strategies to achieve the goals and client satisfaction; contribute to gross financial optimization through effectively planning the following;

  • FM business transmission & Analysis
  • Project Managemen
  • Shared Services Assessment
  • Requirements Gathering
  • Process Excellence
  • Organization re-design
  • Performance Management
Jamal Abdulla Lootah

Alex Davies Managing
Director, Emrill Services LLC

With experience in assets management and maintenance services spanning close to 20 years, including 10 years in facilities management, Alex has consistently been ranked top 5 in the fmME Power 50 List, the annual independent ranking of the Middle East’s most influential FM executives. Alex is a results-orientated leader who believes in the value of team work, and has a proven track record of driving business excellence by aligning key business initiatives to support sustainable business growth. This is achieved by developing effective long-term value partnerships with clients, suppliers and stakeholders. He leads high performing teams through strong communication, empowerment and engagement to deliver service excellence. His inclusive leadership style and drive for excellence empowers his teams to be creative, innovative, and effective in delivering the highest quality FM services. Ultimately, his objective is to deliver ͞preferred places to live, work and visit.”

Jamal Abdulla Lootah

Francisco Ramalheira
Director – Business Development and Marketing

Having been with Enova since 2009, Francisco was appointed Business Development & Marketing Director in September 2017. With an extensive operational background in, and knowledge of, different business models, as well as a proven track record consolidating and developing business units, he is the perfect fit for this role.

Francisco was previously Director of Operations responsible for Bahrain, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, a position that went beyond operational delivery, entailing the management of supporting functions and direct responsibility for the business units’ financial results and business development.

Francisco is knowledgeable about all building services, with a deep technical exposure and interest in energy conservation and efficiency, renewable energy, CHP and HVAC systems. This, along with his commercial acumen, has enabled him to support the successful implementation of Energy Performance Contracts. He has extensive experience in all building typologies and is acquainted with a variety of engineering disciplines and Green Building Certification tools. Francisco has been a built environmental professional throughout his career and has been involved in more than 200 projects in Europe, South America and the Middle East.

Jamal Abdulla Lootah

Ian Harfield
CEO, COFELY BESIX Facility Management

“Ian has 25+ years’ experience of managing and delivering services to commercial, research, healthcare, military, education, residential and industrial properties. Based in the UAE for the last 15 years he has operated both client side and as a contractor in direct service delivery. With this combined experience he has worked closely with client’s supporting them in property management, PPP schemes, structuring facility service solutions, end user management, utilities supplies as well as developing and managing service solutions through direct manpower resources. He now successfully leads COFELY BESIX Facility Management, a direct service company which is experiencing significant growth in the region.”

Jamal Abdulla Lootah

Naganandh Lakshmanan
Director of Facility Management, Imdaad

21+ years’ experience in Facility Management and have managed some of the prestigious and biggest projects in Middle East. Presently manage Abudhabi and Dubai operations of Imdaad, serving key clients like Jafza, DP World, ENBD, FAB, Mashreq, IACAD etc. Prior to Imdaad, managed the entire portfolio of Barwa Real Estate, Qatar as Director of FM and was managing Dubai Marina for Emaar Properties.

Expert in providing cost effective solutions across multiple projects and fostering a culture of teamwork, shared mission and dedication to customer satisfaction. A technology expert in FM and involved in CAFM implementation and working on smart work planning solution using AI for huge work force and IoT solutions for FM projects.

Jamal Abdulla Lootah

Osama Al Alami
Managing Director, United Facilities Management (UFM)

OSAMA AL ALAMI is a senior and highly respected FM professional, who has over 35 years of experience in diverse aspects of Facilities Management and Asset Management across the Arabian Gulf region. He has worked in senior positions across prestigious corporations in the UAE and Kuwait; and has essayed a variety of senior management roles – giving him the exposure to the entire range of business strategy, business development and corporate growth functions. Presently he is the UAE area Manager of United Facilities Management activities.

Jamal Abdulla Lootah

Saeed Ahmed
FM Director, Interserve International

Saeed Ahmed is the Interserve International Board Director responsible for Interserve’s FM Businesses across the Middle East, currently supporting the businesses in KSA, Qatar, Oman and the UAE.

Saeed has 20 years’of experience working in the FM industry, 14 in the UK and 6 in the Middle East, having worked for the some of the largest support services companies in the UK, including Balfour Beatty, Carillion and Interserve.

He has worked in various roles within FM, starting his career in supply chain roles, but has also carried out operational, commercial, work winning, change management and project management roles during his career.

Jamal Abdulla Lootah

Salem Al Nuaimi
Senior Operations Manager, wasl Asset Management group

Salem Mohammed Al Nuaimi, presently is a Senior Operations Manager in wasl Asset Management group. Salem has been part of the Asset Management Services and Solutions team since 2009 managing FM and buildings services for the growing portfolio of wasl which consist of 30,000+ units in Dubai. He as well acted as a client relationship manager managing several other portfolios belongs to Dubai Golf, Dubai Sports corporation, Dubai Culture and Meraas Real estate.

Salem holds a Bachelor in Engineering Management and a Higher Diploma in Civil Engineering from Dubai Men's College and in his early career, he was part of a cooperation program between wasl and CB Richard Ellis where he was assigned to the global corporate services department in London and Hong Kong which manages Facilities management and Engineering for EMEA and Asian regions.

Jamal Abdulla Lootah

Sara Momtaz
Director of FM & Commercial, QBG

As a highly accomplished Senior Executive Management professional, Sara Momtaz has led multiple strategic international businesses to exceptional results throughout her career with demonstrated abilities in Greenfield project management, organizational growth initiatives, business development and branding, process and systems redevelopment, operations management and new market development. Hailing from a background in Real Estate Development, Asset Management and Corporate Marketing resulting in an established expertise in both the international private and public sectors.

Sara Momtaz’s wealth of over 18 years worldwide experience and steely business acumen has played a critical factor in steering QBG Facilities Management towards phenomenal growth. She joined QBG as Director of Commercial and Business Development for QBG FM, and now she is the Director of FM & Commercial. Sara is responsible for laid down strategies in the Business Development and Commercial areas of the organization.

Prior to joining QBG, Sara held senior positions with Khidmah, Abu Dhabi National Hotels Compass, Damac Holding and the Al Fara’a Group. Sara holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, and is an active member of MEFMA where she has appeared in numerous panel discussions and presented at several conferences across the GCC region.”

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