Strategic Committee

Jamal Abdulla Lootah

Abid Ali
Operations Director, Apleona HSG Facility Management

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
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Eng. Ahmed Bader Al-Eisa
Vice chairman & CEO, Engineering Systems Group (ESG)

Bachelor of Science Mechanical Engineering Feb 1994: Wentworth institute of Technology “Boston, MA.USA”

Senior level executive offering more than 25 years’ experience in crisis/change management , operations and projects management, business development, and overall general management with wide range knowledge in the engineering consulting, investment, real estate, oil and gas industries. An active member of the Kuwait Engineering Society and Arbitrator & Expert in Kuwait Commercial Arbitration Center, Kuwait Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Capital Market Authority.


E.M. Raja
Senior Manager - FMS, Imdaad

A highly motivated facilities management professional, E.M. Raja has served as Senior Manager Operations at Imdaad since 2008.

With over two decades of industry experience, Mr. Raja is responsible for providing leadership and direction in the implementation of policies, procedures, and programs that will assure well-managed, well-maintained buildings and facilities. He also oversees day-to-day operations at facilities and supervises personnel to ensure optimum delivery of services to meet the expectations and needs of tenants and owners, while successfully managing key performance indicators to drive strong business results.

Mr. Raja combines his strong technical knowledge with exceptional analytical skills to develop, implement, and maintain real property facility asset management program including preventative maintenance, life-cycle, and funding requirements. He is also responsible for establishing and maintaining sustainability, environmental, quality, and health and safety programs at facilities. In addition, Mr. Raja leverages his expertise to implement continuous improvement processes and best standards and practices to improve overall quality, drives cost savings and create maximum efficiencies.

Faisal M. Al-Hajry

Faisal M. Al-Hajry 
General Manager, Al Hajry Overseas Co. Ltd.

Faisal M. Al-Hajry started his career in 1997 with a family owned business as a General Manager for ALHAJRY OVERSEAS CO. LTD. He is Founder and CEO of other affiliates for AHOCL in different sectors. He completed his Master’s in Business Administration with many business certifications across the world. Further to extend his conceptual skills he attended several business conferences and workshops worldwide.

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Francisco Ramalheira
Director – Business Development and Marketing, Enova

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.


Operations Director, Emrill Services

Gopalakrishnan joined Emrill Services in 2003 and has held the position of Operations Director since 2016.

With over two decades of Integrated Facilities Management experience, Gopalakrishnan has worked across diverse projects with leading multinational corporations. He holds a B.E. in Civil Engineering, MBA and PGcFM. He is a Certified Member of the Institute of Workplace Management (CIWFM) and is NEBOSH-certified.

Dedicated to the continuous review and improvement of working practices, Gopalakrishnan has led his team to achieve year-on-year growth in all sector portfolio income. He has successfully developed performance management systems to meet client-driven targets and objectives.


Humaid Arab
Contracts & Retail Operations Manager (Asset Management Services & Solutions), Wasl Asset Management Group

Humaid Arab has more than 14 years of experience and currently holds the position of Contracts and retail operation manager in wasl properties. As part of his job he manages all matters that relate to facility management and retail operation contracts. Previously, he used to serve aswaaq for 4 years while he was acting as a Head of Real Estate business unit responsible for Business Development, Leasing and Facilities Management. In addition, he worked in the facilities management of Idama a subsidiary of Dubai properties and TECOM for 4 years. He also handled the sales center of Business Bay project. Over the course of his career, he managed quality assurance, HSE and projects handovers. Humaid holds a Diploma in Mechatronics and Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.


Jennifer Peltenburg
FM Director - UAE, Interserve

Jennifer Peltenburg has over 20 years in developing new business and product development through at an Executive level in several diverse business initiatives in dynamic service verticals including Facilities Management, Professional Services, Airports/Airlines, and Hotel industries.

In addition, as the FM Director - UAE, she leads and supports the management team in the next phase of growth for Khansaheb Group and continues to deliver effectively for its customers.

Working with 2 of the top 3 consultancies, has led her towards developing and managing a diverse list of projects (construction, IT, performance/value engineering, process/operational change) at senior levels across the Middle East, Europe/UK, the Caribbean and North America.


Eng. Mohannad Almadhi
Managing Director, Musanadah FM

Mohannad AlMadhi, the managing director has a vast experience of twenty years in the realm of real estate and property. Being a Saudi National has given AlMadhi valuable expertise in the local market. He began his career with initiation into the prestigious Alturki Group as the Vice President after graduating from the Catholic University of America with a major in Architecture. For his Masters, he pursued in Engineering Management with a specialization in Construction Management. He started his career at the World Bank as a Project Manager and took on several projects. His career touches upon service contracts, plans and decision making regarding international property acquisition. He has also rendered his advisory services to The President of the Saudi Railways.

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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.


Sara Momtaz
Executive Director, Khidmah

Sara Momtaz is a recognised industry expert in the Facilities & Workplace Management, Property Management, Real Estate and Assessment Management fields with over 20 years of experience. CIWFM qualified and a member of the MEFMA Strategic Committee and IWFM UAE Chapter Committee, Sara has received multiple awards within the FM industry for her participation in the development of FM within the Middle East and was voted within the Top Ten “Power List” Most Influential FM Individuals within the Middle East in 2015, 2017 & 2018, and Most Powerful Woman in the Middle Eastern FM Industry in 2017 and 2018.

As a Business Leader with impressive proven experience in both the international private and public sectors, Sara is an inspirational results-driven professional with extensive global knowledge impacting corporate performance. She is renowned for designing overall corporate strategies and aligning them with business and operational approaches to deliver continuous high standards in service.

Prior to re-joining Khidmah, Sara held senior executive positions with QBG Facilities Management in UAE and Oman, Abu Dhabi National Hotels Compass (a joint venture Abu Dhabi National Hotels & Compass Group), Damac Holding and the Al Fara’a Group. Sara holds a Masters’ Degree graduating with High Distinction grade, and is an active member of MEFMA, IWFM (formally BIFM) and IFMA where she has appeared in numerous panel discussions and presented at several key conferences across the GCC region.


Stuart Clayton
Operations Director, Infracare

Stuarts passion is to support client organisations to realise advantageous delivery strategies in Facilities Management and Property Management. With a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and over 25 years’ in the Property Industry, across all sectors, he has gained extensive and varied operational experience in both client and service provider roles, backed with technical understanding and business acumen to give practical and demonstrable improvement to asset value and service delivery. Stuart is currently the Operations Director for Infracare and through his collaborative leadership is working with the team to transform the conventional approach to Asset, Facilities and Property Management.

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).

Muhannad Saleh

Vincent Montanet
Chief Business Development Officer, ENGIE Solutions - Middle East South & Central Asia and Turkey

Vincent’s focus is on delivering sustainable growth in the Middle East by leveraging ENGIE Solutions' local reach and unique capabilities in delivering sustainable solutions. Vincent is an accomplished senior executive equipped with a career history of revenue growth and business turnaround success. He has specific international expertise in facilities management, energy and technical services and has contributed to some of the most critical outsourced private and government operations in Europe and the Middle East.

With an outstanding track record of success in client solutions, he has a significant hands-on leadership experience across all sectors and operations functions, together with the proven credentials to lead the development of innovative service solutions, asset management systems integrations, energy management solutions, as well as integrating industry and technological innovation.

S. Bala Kumar

S. Bala Kumar
Executive Director – FM & Staffing Solutions, QBG

Mr. Bala Kumar brings over 25+ years of experience in general management, strategy and building organizations with a proven executive management track record. His areas of expertise include establishing new business ventures & partnerships, international sales & operations management, business process re-engineering, contract and strategic alliance management among others. Previously he was Managing Director at Dulsco LLC where he served as the key architect of the overall growth and expansion strategies for the Group. Prior to that, he held various management positions for sales, consulting and account management. He holds an MBA (Marketing and Finance) with a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce.

Bala is recognized as an accomplished professional known for delivering excellent results with a razor focus approach based on People, Service & Performance strategies. His key areas of expertise include (but not limited to) sales and marketing, operations, strategy and general management. He also has a great passion for social causes with active involvement in disaster relief and education related initiatives.

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