The Board

  • Mr. Arif Alharmi
    Mr. Arif Alharmi

    Chairman of Emaar Industries and Investments (Pvt) JSC

    Mr. Arif Abdulla Alharmi is the Chairman of Emaar Industries and Investments (Pvt) JSC, Chairman of Amlak Finance Egypt, and the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Amlak Finance PJSC.

    Mr. Alharmi’s role as the Chairman of the Board of Directors at Emaar Industries and Investments is pivotal in establishing ideal conditions for the overall Board and individual Director effectiveness, both inside and outside the Boardroom.

    In his capacity as Chairman, his duty is to ensure that the Board provides leadership and vision to the company, by promoting the highest standards of corporate governance, running the Board effectively, and maintaining a positive image of the company for both internal as well as external communities.

    Mr. Alharmi has also played a key role throughout Amlak Finance’s organizational transformation, leading the Company’s financial restructuring, which was successfully completed in November 2014.

    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 Emaar Industries & Investments, Mr. Alharmi had 15 years banking experience holding senior managerial positions at leading international and domestic financial institutions, including HSBC Bank ME, Dubai Islamic Bank, ABN AMRO Bank, and National Bank of Fujairah, primarily in corporate and Shari’a compliant banking.

    Given Mr. Alharmi’s drive for excellence and his significant contributions to business success, he received several prestigious awards including “Top CEO 2016”, “Finance Monthly CEO Award” in both years 2015 and 2016, and “CEO of the Year” award in 2008. Under his leadership, Amlak received prestigious awards including “Best Islamic Finance CSR Company – UAE 2018”, “Best Sharia Compliant Company UAE 2018” and Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s prestigious CSR Label in the years 2015, 2016, and 2017.

    Mr. Alharmi holds a Master’s Degree in International Business from the University of Wollongong, Dubai.

  • Mr. Ali Ibrahim Ismail
    Mr. Ali Ibrahim Ismail

    Vice Chairman

    Mr. Ali Ibrahim Ismail is a Member of the Board of Directors of Emaar Industries & Investments, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Amlak Finance PJSC. Mr. Ismail is also the Deputy Director General for Executive Affairs in the Department of Economic Development, Dubai, and Director of the Dubai Financial Market and Dubai Transportation Corporation.

  • Mr. Mostafa Karam
    Mr. Mostafa Karam

    Member of the Board of Directors

    Mr.Mostafa Karam has 22 years of experience with Emirates Airlines. At present, Mr. Karam is the Senior Vice President of Customer Affairs and Service Audit and is continuing to maintain the brand image of the company and raising the service standards.Mr.Karam had completed his Bachelor of Arts at the UAE University in 1984, a Certificate in International Executive Program (INSEAD) in France in 2006, a Diploma in Global Business Consortium in 2004 at the London Business School in the United Kingdom, IATA Diploma in Airline Marketing in 1997 and IATA Diploma in Airline Management in 1994 both held in Geneva.

  • Mr. Ayad Al Harazeen
    Mr. Ayad 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 Hammad Al Harazeen has worked with Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and its affiliates at different levels of technical and project management responsibilities.Currently he is the partner of Management & Business Consultancy Co. LLC (MAFCO), Abu Dhabi.

  • Mr. Ahmad Al Falasi
    Mr. Ahmad Al Falasi

    Member of the Board of Directors

    Mr. Ahmad Al Falasi, Executive Director – Group Operations in Emaar is an integral team member in the development and management of Emaar’s iconic projects including Burj Khalifa, the world’ s tallest tower, The Dubai Fountain and The Dubai Mall, the world’s largest retail and entertainment destination in Downtown Dubai. As an experienced property management professional, he has been managing Emaar’s diverse service offerings of Customer Care, Contact Centre, Facilities Management, Property Handover, Property Transfer and Community Management divisions. As a top-level and long-term senior executive in Emaar, he has extensive knowledge of group wide operations and is able to make strategic as well as tactical decisions to take EII forward towards excellence whilst achieving its long terms goals

  • 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.