The Board

  • Mr. Arif Alharmi
    Mr. Arif Alharmi


    Arif Alharmi is the Managing Director and CEO of Amlak Finance PJSC, a leading Islamic mortgage finance provider in the UAE, a position he has held since May 2007. In addition, he is the Chairman of Amlak Finance & Real Estate Investment in Egypt, Vice Chairman of TECOM Investments and Board Member of Al Salam Bank in Algeria. Arif has a wealth of knowledge and experience gathered from over 20 years in leadership roles at leading regional and international financial institutions, including HSBC, ABN AMRO and Dubai Islamic Bank.

  • Mr. Ali Ibrahim Ismail
    Mr. Ali Ibrahim Ismail

    Member of the Board of Directors

    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.

  • Ms. Zainab Mohammed
    Ms. Zainab Mohammed

    Member of the Board of Directors

    With a career spanning more than 12 years in the real estate sector, Ms. Zainab Mohammed has been recognised within the industry as a driving force behind Dubai’s growing property sector. Ms. Mohammed’s extensive years of experience has seen her managing projects, properties, human resources, operations and finance and budgeting, which has provided her with a wealth of expertise in the setting up and management of new departments and the stabilising and consolidation of operations.

    Ms. Mohammed holds a Master’s Degree in Strategic Project Management from Heriot-Watt University, UK.


  • Mr. Ahmad Al Falasi
    Mr. Ahmad Al Falasi

    Executive Director

    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. 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. Ossama Aborayah
    Mr. Ossama Aborayah

    Company Secretary

    Mr. Ossama Aborayah is the Company Secretary of Emaar Industries and Investments (pvt) JSC, Reporting to the Chairman of the Board of Directors, Mr. Aborayah is responsible of providing administrative support and guidance to the Board of Directors, including compliance with legal and statutory requirements and providing legal advisory to the Company, its subsidiaries and affiliates, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in his area of expertise as legal consultant and Lawyer.

    Before joining EII, Mr. Aborayah started his career in Egypt as commercial and Corporate Lawyer, in 2009 he moved to UAE to join one of the law Firms in Dubai as legal consultant and afterwards he joined the corporate sector to work for one of the leading real estate developers in Dubai.

    Mr. Aborayah holds a Bachelor Degree in Law from Alexandria University (English Dept.), Egypt.