Majid Al Futtaim Fosters Regional Talent Empowers Female Teams Through New Mall Developments

23 Jun 2016

City Centre Me’aisem leads the way with a team of women responsible for its launch

Women empowerment a key sustainability pillar within Majid Al Futtaim

Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Majid Al Futtaim—the leading shopping mall, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East and North Africa— is encouraging regional talents to join its team by demonstrating skill development opportunities and the empowerment of female executives.

Majid Al Futtaim’s human resources department highlights the example of City Centre Me’aisem, which opened in 2015 through the efforts of a team of outstanding women managing the mall’s successful launch. From their diverse backgrounds and varied experience in operations, marketing, retail design and project management, the team of talented female executives introduced City Centre Me’aisem as a shopping, entertainment and dining destination created specifically for the needs of surrounding communities.

“City Centre Me’aisem provides a tangible example of the skills development and career progression opportunities delivered by Majid Al Futtaim as an employer, especially for emerging retail talent and female executives,” said Maryam Ahli, Mall Manager of City Centre Me'aisem at Majid Al Futtaim - Properties.

“The company’s culture cultivates and celebrates an entrepreneurial spirit, innovation, customer service, ethical business practices, team work and community involvement. Employment with Majid Al Futtaim stretches, challenges and supports every person in her or his professional journey, resulting in a team driven by customer experience and by the company’s vision to create great moments for everyone, everyday,” she concluded.

Joining Ahli on the opening team for City Centre Me’aisem were a diverse group of women including Nada Abou Saab, Marketing Director; Siham Salloum, Associate Marketing Manager; Nermeen Negm, Senior Marketing Manager; Sarah Wehbi, Marketing Manager; Misba Mithwani, Senior Manager, Retail Design Management, Camilla Hicks, Senior Manager Leasing, and Begoña Jiménez de Cárdenas, Manager - Retail Design Management.

Given the need for increased participation in the private sector across the Middle East, Majid Al Futtaim Properties aims to substantially grow its workforce before the end of 2020, reflecting the diversity of its customer base while supporting the professional development of  nationals in the communities it serves across the region.

City Centre Me’aisem features over 53 retail outlets, Carrefour Hypermarket, the family adventure centre Magic Planet, a line-up of casual dining options and cafes, as well as various service providers in the banking and beauty industries, and the second City Centre Clinic in the city. For more information, please visit: and