Mr. Arif Abdulla Alharmi Albastaki
Arif Albastaki is the Chief Executive Officer of Amlak Finance PJSC.
His leadership and expertise of more than 25 years within the banking and financial sector have played a vital role in strengthening and accelerating growth across several global organizations that he worked with in the region.
He is the driving force that has spearheaded the transformation in Amlak and championed its financial restructuring, which was successfully completed in November 2014.
In addition to his role at Amlak, Albastaki plays an integral part in leading positions across global institutions. Currently, he is the Chairman of Amlak Finance Egypt, and the Vice-Chairman of the Board at Aramex.
Over the last two decades, Albastaki has worked closely with top companies, CEOs, and Boards across diverse sectors in the MENA region. He has held key leadership roles across Private and Public sectors in various industries like Technology, Logistics, Banking & Finance, Private Equity, and Real Estate. He was the Vice-Chairman of the Board at TECOM Group, Board Member of AWQAF & Minors affair Foundation, Amlak International for Finance & Real Estate Development, Saudi Arabia, Al Salam Bank, Algeria, and EFS Financial Services in Dubai, UAE.
Before joining Amlak, Albastaki was at the helm of banking and finance for over 15 years, leading several senior managerial positions at renowned financial institutions, including HSBC Bank ME, Dubai Islamic Bank, ABN AMRO Bank, and National Bank of Fujairah. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Banking and Finance and a Master’s Degree in International Business from the University of Wollongong, Dubai.
His leadership has been celebrated at several notable awards. He won the CSR Label for four consecutive years from the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He has been awarded the Global Islamic Business Award from the Global Islamic Business Excellence Center in 2018. He also won the Top 100 CEO Awards by Trends/INSEAD in 2016.
Mr. Ali Ibrahim Mohamed Ismail
Mr Ali Ibrahim Mohamed Ismail is the Chairman of Amlak Finance PJSC Board. Mr Ali Ibrahim is also the Deputy Director-General in the Department of Economic Development in Dubai. Additionally, he is Managing Director at emCredit; and Board Member of Emirates Collection Company and Al-Nasr Sports Club. Earlier, he was also a board member of Dubai Financial Market, member of the Supreme Insurance Committee, Chairman of Emaar Financial Brokerage, and a member of the 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 the 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 Assistant Director of the Research & Statistics Division from 1987 to 1993.
A UAE national, Mr Ali holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management and BA in English both from a UAE University.
Mr. Mostafa Karam
Mr Mostafa Karam is an customer service and service audit specialist in MEA, with extensive experience gained in leading position over 28 years of experience ins Emirates Airline.
At present, Mr. Karam is the Senior Vice President of Customer Affairs and Service Audit at Emirates Airlines.
Mr Karam 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 in Geneva, and obtained a diploma in Global Business Consortium in 2004 at the London Business School in the United Kingdom, as well as a Certificate for the International Executive Program (INSEAD) in France in 2006.
Mr. Ayad Hammad Hasan Salem Al Harazeen
A postgraduate in Mechanical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA and graduate (BE Honors) from Imperial College of Science & Technology, London.
Mr Ayad Al Harazeen has served in various technical division and lead management responsibility in Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and its affiliates.
Mr Ayad also is the partner of MAFCO Management & Business Consultancy LLC, in Abu Dhabi.
Mr. Ahmad Al Falasi
Mr Al Falasi has been an integral part of Emaar’s team since 2002 and one of the most sought-after members of the executive management team due to his desire for excellence, high performance, business acumen and strategic orientation.
Serving in 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 LLC 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 of 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 a major in Economics from Eastern Washington University, USA. 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 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 as a board member of DEWA.
Mr Harib also previously held the titles of Chairman of the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid National Housing Program, Deputy Chairman of Sheikh Zayed Housing Program and Deputy Chairman of the Judicial Council of the Dubai. He also served the Government of Dubai as Director of H.H. Ruler’s Court and Director of the Finance Department, giving him 33 years of experience gained in varied roles.
Mr Harib holds a degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Arizona, USA.
Mr. Mohammad Kamran Wajid
Mohammad Kamran Wajid is the Head of Wholesale Banking at Emirates Islamic (EI), a subsidiary of Emirates NBD Group. In his current role, Kamran leads the Corporate Banking, Treasury, Financial Institutions, Syndications & Structured Finance and Transaction Banking businesses.
Kamran, a veteran of over 25 years in the UAE banking industry (out of which 18 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 the CEO of Emirates NBD Capital Limited, CEO of Emirates Financial Services, and Group Head of International Wholesale Banking & Financial Institutions.
Prior to joining Emirates NBD Bank PJSC, Kamran worked with National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) and Mashreq Bank PSC. He also served as a Member of Shuaa Capital PSC Board and was the Group CEO of Emerald Palace Group from 2016 to mid-2019.