Majid Al Futtaim appoints new Mall Management in Northern Emirates’ City Centres

04 May 2015

New management to support redevelopment in Northern Emirates

UAE: Majid Al Futtaim—the leading shopping mall, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East and North Africa—has  recently appointed new Mall Managers as part of the company’s strategic ambitious growth plans for City Centres Ajman, Fujairah and Sharjah. Led by a qualified team of UAE national retail experts, Majid Al Futtaim diversifies the careers of Mall Management by extending growth opportunities across the portfolio of malls in the Northern Emirates.

Fuad Mansoor Sharaf -- Senior Director of Property Management at Majid Al Futtaim Properties -- oversees the UAE shopping malls, in working with a diversity of both local and international staff. While there has been a marked increase in efforts across the board to drive forward Emiratisation, Majid Al Futtaim continues to strive for the empowerment of local talent.

Newly appointed Mall Mangers -- Mariam Al Jasmi of City Centre Sharjah, Abdulhamid Bukhashem of City Centre Ajman, and Mohammed Al Rais of City Centre Fujairah -- are all UAE Nationals who continue to share their industry expertise in their current roles.

City Centre Sharjah is now overseen by new Mall Manager, Mariam Al Jasmi, whose methods contribute to the growth and continued development of Sharjah’s premier shopping destination, in addition to maintaining a high level of customer service. With extensive experience in shopping mall management and HR management, Mariam will play an instrumental role in supporting new projects and activities in City Centre Sharjah: delivering new retailers to the Emirate as part of a planned redevelopment later in the year.

In likeness, Mohammed Al Rais brings a refreshed approach to ensure the success of the premium shopping destination, City Centre Fujairah. Having worked with Majid Al Futtaim since 2012, Mohammed Al Rais will build on his asset management and operational experience. His previous roles at City Centres Deira and Mirdif provided him with new practices and insights into the operations of Majid Al Futtaim’s shopping malls, spearheading a thorough and combined experience for customers.

City Centre Ajman’s Mall Manager Abdulhamid Bukhashem has also been a part of Majid Al Futtaim’s team since 2011. Contributing to City Centre Ajman’s positioning as a leading lifestyle destination, Abdulhamid leverages on his six years of experience in management and finance. He is dedicated to the continued evolution of City Centre Ajman and the Northern Emirates malls.

Fuad Sharaf, Senior Director of Property Management at Majid Al Futtaim – Properties, said: “We have reassigned mall management roles at our shopping malls in the Northern Emirates, capitalising on each individual’s skill set and extending this knowledge base across the portfolio. By sharing best practices and local insights, Majid Al Futtaim’s shopping malls benefit from the combined experience of some of the best retail talent in the region today.”

While Majid Al Futtaim is proud of its international workforce, the company is committed to the empowerment of local talent, as well as to creating great moments for everyone, everyday.