Chief Legal Officer
Roberta Calarese is Chief Legal Officer of Majid Al Futtaim Properties. In her current role, Roberta is responsible for all legal matters including advising the Board of Directors and CEO on legal and reputational risks, contributing to the setting and implementation of strategy for the company and driving the legal risks agenda.
Roberta joined Majid Al Futtaim in 2015 as Chief Legal Officer, Majid Al Futtaim Holding and quickly established her positon as a strong business partner and role model for the company’s leadership attributes.
Prior to joining Majid Al Futtaim, Roberta was Chief Legal Officer and Executive Committee Member at Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Authority. During her twelve-year tenure at DIFC, Roberta held a number of other positions including Secretary General of the Board of Directors of DIFC Authority and DIFC Investments, Chairwoman of the Legislative Committee, Data Protection Commissioner, and Director Policy and Legal Services of the Dubai Financial Services Authority.
Roberta is currently the Vice President of the board of directors of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in the UAE and board member of the UAE Tennis Federation