The Board

  • Mr. Arif Abdulla Alharmi Albastaki
    Mr. Arif Abdulla Alharmi Albastaki

    Chairman of Emaar Industries and Investments (Pvt.) JSC

    Mr. Arif Abdulla Alharmi Albastaki, is the Chairman of Emaar Industries and Investments (Pvt.) JSC. Mr. Arif is also the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Amlak Finance PJSC with over 27 years of experience in the banking and financial sector.
    He also holds number of board positions with leading institutions. Currently, he is Chairman of Amlak Finance Egypt and Board Member of Aramex. Previously, he held the role of Vice-Chairman at TECOM Group, and was a Board Member of Awqaf & Minors affair Foundation, Amlak International for Finance & Real Estate Development, Saudi Arabia, and a Board Member of Al Salam Bank, Algeria.

    Prior to joining Amlak Finance, Mr. Arif had 15 years banking experience holding a number of senior managerial positions at leading financial institutions, including HSBC Bank ME, Dubai Islamic Bank, ABN AMRO Bank, and National Bank of Fujairah
    Mr. Arif holds a bachelor’s degree in Banking and Finance and Master’s Degree in International Business from the University of Wollongong, Dubai.

  • Mr. Ali Ibrahim Mohamed Ismail
    Mr. Ali Ibrahim Mohamed Ismail

    Vice Chairman

    Mr. Ali Ibrahim Mohamed Ismail is a Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Emaar Industries & Investments (Pvt.) JSC, He is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Amlak Finance PJSC. Mr. Ali Ibrahim is also the Deputy Director General in the Department of Economic Development, Dubai. Additionally, he is Managing Director, Emcredit; and Board Member of Emirates Collection Company and Al Nasr Sport Club. Earlier, he was also 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. Ali has held the position of Deputy Director General for Executive Affairs at the Dubai Economic Department from 2003 to 2010 and Deputy Director General for Planning & Development Affairs at Dubai Economic Department since 2010. He served as Director of Business Registration Division at the same organization from 1997 to 2003 and Director of Planning & Studies Division from 1993 to 1997. Mr. Ali participated in the working groups, which prepared Dubai Strategic Plan 2007-2015, and also supervised DED’s working team, which updated the economic plan 2013 -2015.

    Mr. Ali began his career at the UAE Central Bank as Senior Statistician in the Monetary & Banking Statistics Section in 1983 and was appointed Head of Monetary Statistics Section in 1984. He served as Director Assistance of Research & Statistics Division from 1987 to 1993.
    A UAE national, Mr. Ali holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management and in English from UAE University and is fluent in Arabic and English.

  • Mr. Mostafa Karam
    Mr. Mostafa Karam

    Member of the Board of Directors

    Mr. Mostafa Karam has 28 years of experience with Emirates Airlines.

    At present, Mr. Karam is the Senior Vice President of Customer Affairs and Service Audit at Emirates Airlines.

    Mr. Karam had completed his Bachelor of Arts at the UAE University in 1984, IATA Diploma in Airline Marketing in 1997 and IATA Diploma in Airline Management in 1994 both held in Geneva, a Diploma in Global Business Consortium in 2004 at the London Business School in the United Kingdom, and a Certificate in International Executive Program (INSEAD) in France in 2006.

  • Mr. Ayad Hammad Hasan Salem Al Harazeen
    Mr. Ayad Hammad Hasan Salem Al Harazeen

    Member of the Board of Directors

    A postgraduate in Mechanical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA and graduated (BE Honors) from Imperial College of Science & Technology, London.

    Mr. Ayad Al Harazeen has worked with Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and its affiliates at different levels of technical and project management responsibilities.

    Mr. Ayad also is the partner of MAFCO Management & Business Consultancy LLC, in Abu Dhabi.

  • Mr. Ahmad Al Falasi
    Mr. Ahmad Al Falasi

    Member of the Board of Directors

    Mr. Al Falasi is an integral part of Emaar’s team since 2002 and one of the most sought-after members of the executive management team through his desire for excellence, high performance, business acumen and strategic orientation.

    Serving through various positions at Emaar, Mr. Al Falasi has been a founding member of various business activities, setting up strong foundations, that have driven Emaar’s success over the years. Managing diverse portfolios and services, under his leadership and ownership mindset, Mr. Al Falasi has pioneered departments such as Customer Care, Property Transfer, Property Handover, Facilities Management, and Community Management. He has also recently spearheaded the establishment of Emaar Asset Management L.L.C as part of the overall diversification of Emaar’s management and operations to enhance service offerings to various assets and customers. He has been an iconic team member in the development of all of Emaar’s master planned projects, including Burj Khalifa (the tallest building in the world), The Dubai Mall (the largest shopping mall in the world), The Dubai Fountain (the largest and tallest fountain in the world), and Downtown Dubai which is, undoubtedly, the world’s largest retail and entertainment destination.

    In his current role as Executive Director – Group Operations for Emaar Properties PJSC, Mr. Al Falasi is responsible for planning and management, finance, risk management and performance of Emaar’s property developments in the region. He is also part of the Executive Leadership Team and Finance Committee of Emaar Properties PJSC.

    Mr. Al Falasi is a graduate in Business Administration with major in Economics from Eastern Washington University, U.S.A. He also has an Executive Development (PED) in General Management from the International Institute for Management Development, Switzerland.

  • Mr. Khalfan Ahmad Harib Bin Harib
    Mr. Khalfan Ahmad Harib Bin Harib

    Member of the Board of Directors

    Mr. Khalfan Ahmad Harib is the current Chairman of the Central Grievance Committee and also serves as a Board Member of the Consultative Commission for the Supreme Council of the GCC, and Board member of DEWA.

    Mr. Harib earlier also held the titles of “Chairman” of the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid National Housing Program, “Deputy Chairman” of Sheikh Zayed Housing Progrm, “Deputy Chairman” of the Judicial Council of the Dubai He also served the Government of Dubai as Director of the HH The Rulers Court and Director of the Finance Department and brings with him 33 years of experience gained in varied roles.
    Mr. Harib holds a degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Arizona, U.S.A.

  • Mr. Mohammad Kamran Wajid
    Mr. Mohammad Kamran Wajid

    Member of the Board of Directors

    Mohammad Kamran Wajid, former CEO of Emirates NBD Capital Limited and Emirates NBD Capital PSC, which together constitute the Investment Banking business of Emirates NBD Group, and a veteran of over 23 years in UAE banking sector, is now working with Emerald Palace Group as its Group CEO.

    Emerald Palace Group (EPG) is a holding company which (along with its subsidiaries) is one of the leading names in prime hospitality and residential development in the UAE, Ukraine and Russia since 1996. The Group has successfully completed around 40 master developments in aggregate and has a healthy pipeline of new developments in various stages of planning and / or construction.

    EPG’s flagship Projects in the UAE include Kempinski Residence and Emerald Palace Kempinski Palm Jumeirah – a luxury five-star hotel resort under construction on the Palm Jumeirah. EPG’s planned developments include the Kempinski Business Bay Hotel, which is planned to be a five-star deluxe hotel located next to the waterway at the heart of Business Bay in close proximity to the iconic Burj Khalifa.

    Kamran, a veteran of over 22 years in the UAE Banking Sector (out of which 17 years have been with Emirates NBD Group), is a well-known name in the regional banking space and has undertaken a range of diverse assignments with Emirates NBD Group, including heading the Group’s Investment Bank, heading the Group’s International Wholesale Business and setting-up and heading the Group’s Financial Institutions Business.

  • Mr. Yaser Ibrahim Hmedan
    Mr. Yaser Ibrahim Hmedan

    General Counsel & Company Secretary

    Mr. Yaser is the “General Counsel and Company Secretary ” at Emaar Industries and Investments (Pvt.) JSC, reporting to the Board of Directors, Mr. Hmedan is responsible for the EII Board, Legal and administrative support and guidance to the Board of Directors, including compliance with legal and statutory requirements and providing legal advisory to the Company and its subsidiaries and affiliates, bringing with him more than 25 years of experience in his area of expertise as Lawyer and Legal Consultant.

    Mr. Yaser is Law graduated from University of Damascus in Syria then he completed LLM for commercial Law, and practiced in Syria as Corporate, Commercial, Insurance Lawyer and Legal consultant since 1993. Prior to joining Emaar Industries and Investments (Pvt.), he was the Senior Legal Advisor, Compliance Officer and Board Secretary of Al Sagr National Insurance Company listed in Dubai Financials Market (DFM) & in addition he was the Secretary of the Legal & Motor Committee in Emirates Insurance Association, and prior to that he was the Head of Legal Department at MAG Group.

  • Mr. Arif Zaman
    Mr. Arif Zaman

    Senior Internal Audit Manager

    Mr. Arif Zaman is the “Senior Internal Audit Manager” at Emaar Industries and Investments (EII). Arif is responsible to leads the Internal Audit function with direct reporting to the Audit Committee.

    He brings with more than a decade of proven experience in internal audit, risk management and fraud investigation.

    Before joining EII, Mr. Arif was the Group Internal Audit Manager at HSA Group based in Dubai, where he was responsible to look after all the regional teams, carrying out audit activities in diverse industries and sectors across the globe with primary focus in Middle East, Asia and Africa regions.

    Prior to HSA Group, Mr. Arif served for Telenor (Telecommunication sector) as Internal Audit Executive responsible for finance and technology audit engagements along with various special need engagements. Before that, Mr. Arif work with Ernst & Young (EY) as a Senior Consultant at Business Risk Advisory Services. He provided an exceptional internal audit and risk consultancy services to high-net-work clients of diverse background in banking, services, manufacturing, regulatory and telecommunication sector.

    Mr. Arif holds a MSc in Professional Accountancy from University of London and BSc Hons in Applied Accounting from Oxford Brookes University along with an impressive set of professional certification including the following: Chartered Certified Accountant (FCCA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Information System Auditor (CISA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certificate in Control Self-Assessment (CCSA), Certificate in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA), Certified Risk Based Auditor (CRBA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified General Accountant (CGA) and ISO 31000 etc.