Alain Bejjani joined Majid Al Futtaim in 2006 and in his decade at the organization he held a number of critical roles. His career in the Group culminated with his appointment to the CEO position in February 2015.
He has been instrumental in driving a significant transformation of the organizational archetype and operating model of the Group and in setting a common business vision and sense of purpose.
He was also the main ‘architect’ behind Majid Al Futtaim’s corporate rebranding. Mr. Bejjani serves on the Board of Directors for several of Majid Al Futtaim’s joint ventures.
Before joining Majid Al Futtaim, Mr. Bejjani was Executive Vice-Chairman of the Investment and Development Authority of Lebanon (IDAL) and a founding partner of legal advisory firm, Bejjani – Melkane – Rached in Lebanon.
Mr. Bejjani holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Law and a Master’s Degree in Civil and Corporate Law from Paris-Est Créteil.
Ziad Chalhoub is Chief Financial Officer of Majid Al Futtaim - Holding.
In his role, he is responsible for the financial health and control of the organisation, overseeing all financial activities, including financial risk management, financial planning, financial reporting and analysis of data in support of delivering against the company's strategic objectives. In addition, he is responsible for the company-wide Investment and M&A functions.
Ziad has over 20 years of experience, 14 of which he spent in New York as a finance leader at IBM. In 2011, he served as CFO for IBM's Central & Eastern Europe based businesses and in 2013 was appointed CFO for the company's Middle East and Africa interests. In his most recent role as CFO for the Global Technology Services (GTS) business, he was accountable for a portfolio of USD28 billion P&L of GTS' portfolio of business, owning all financial planning, pricing, business development, audit, controls and business operations.
He holds an MBA in Finance & Strategy from the University of Rochester, New York, and a B.Sc. in Civil & Environmental Engineering from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick.
Mouien Al-Madhoun has more than 26 years of experience in senior human resources management positions. His career includes key human resources roles with Nokia Siemens Networks, PepsiCo International and Mashreq Bank PSC, covering many thousands of employees across countries in the Middle East and North Africa.
He graduated with a Master of Science in Human Resources and Labor Relations from the University of North Texas in the United States.
Joe is the Chief Corporate Development Officer at Majid Al Futtaim, the leading Shopping Malls, Retail and Leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Joe is responsible for driving growth strategy, business development, startup investments, innovation, and strategic partnerships, and is a board member of several leading startups. He also oversees advanced analytics and technology centres of excellence, and digital labs.
Joe holds a multi-disciplinary engineering degree from Telecom Paris Tech and an MBA degree from INSEAD. He brings over 15 years of management consulting and corporate development experience in consumer, technology, media, and real estate industries across the Middle East, S.E. Asia, Europe, and Africa. Joe previously held positions with Booz Allen Hamilton, OSN, Booz & Company, Nokia, Siemens, and Gemalto.
Ibrahim Al-Zu’bi is the Chief Sustainability Officer at Majid Al Futtaim-Holding. In his current role, Ibrahim oversees the group-wide Sustainability strategy of Majid Al Futtaim and is in charge of raising the company’s Sustainability Profile in the Middle East and globally. One of Ibrahim’s top priorities is to develop and drive ‘Net positive’ sustainability strategy across the company’s different business units.
Ibrahim joined Majid Al Futtaim Properties in 2011 as the Head of Sustainability for Majid Al Futtaim Properties where he played a pivotal role in driving sustainable real-estate practices across the business, leading our properties business toward regional and international amongst both governing bodies and our industry peers.
Ibrahim brings over twenty years of experience in Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility. He is currently a Board member of the Emirates Green Building Council, Vice Chair of the Corporate Advisory Board of the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC), Member of the Advisory board of Dubai Real Estate Institute – Government of Dubai and UAE representative in the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction – a COP21 initiative. Ibrahim is a Senior Associate at Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership. He is also the Vice Chair of the UN Global Compact UAE network and the UAE Council of Climate Change and Environment launched by HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum - UAE’s Prime Minister. In addition, he represents Majid Al Futtaim in the Private Sector Advisory Council for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and is a member of the Global Council for SDG13. Ibrahim also served as the Senior Advisor –Sustainability for the Dubai Land Department, Government of Dubai.
Selected as one of the Top 100 Thought Leaders in Europe and the Middle East by Center for Sustainability and Excellence in the US, he has taken sustainability and CSR initiatives to another level in the Middle East and internationally through awareness campaigns for environmental issues, climate change and education programmes, as well as private sector engagement.
Ibrahim is an official ambassador and education representative for the Honourable Al Gore Climate Reality initiative. He is also the West Asia Coordinator of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) UNESCO Youth Xchange Project.
Charles Awad is the Chief Customer Officer of Majid Al Futtaim – Holding.
In his role, Charles works in partnership with the businesses to define the company’s group-wide customer agenda, and is responsible for designing and delivering strategies that will strengthen Majid Al Futtaim brand awareness, value and equity as well as leveraging insights and market-driven data to better address customer preferences, values and lifestyles. He is also responsible for Majid Al Futtaim’s lifestyle rewards programme ‘SHARE’, research and insights, corporate brand governance and events.
Before joining Majid Al Futtaim, Charles was Growth Strategy Advisor for Allergan, in Zurich, where he devised key strategies and plans to triple the Medical Aesthetics business by 2025. Prior to that, he was Chief Marketing and Innovation Officer for Oettinger Davidoff AG, based in Basel, where he doubled Global Davidoff net sales and profit in five years; revamped the Davidoff retail concept and lounge experiences; and launched a highly profitable e-commerce platform which became the number one retail door for Davidoff in the US.
Charles has more than 25 years of experience in building and growing profitable brands and developing high-performance organisations across B2C and B2B businesses, with a successful track record of leading Marketing, R&D and Commercial teams to deliver game changing customer centric strategies and disruptive 360 innovation.
Charles spent 17 years with Procter & Gamble, where he held various senior roles in the Middle East and Europe, and was responsible for the strategy development and planning to deliver sustainable portfolio growth and turnaround brands across the FMCG business.
Charles holds an MBA from INSEAD, France and a Masters & Bachelors of Industrial Engineering from Purdue University, USA.
Tracy Faulkner is the Chief Communications Officer at Majid Al Futtaim – Holding and is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the company’s corporate communications function. Having joined Majid Al Futtaim in 2017, Tracy leads a team of external, internal and digital communications professionals, who build and protect the company’s reputation in local, regional and global markets.
With more than 25 years of multi industry and cross functional communications experience across six continents, Tracy has extensive private and public-sector experience. During her career, she has worked for globally recognised organisations such as Royal Dutch Shell, the U.S. Federal Government, Fiat Group and General Motors.
Tracy received a bachelor’s degree in Communications Management from Clark-Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia. She completed the Centre for Creative Leadership – Leadership Development Program and the Harvard Business School Executive Education programme. Tracy is also a member of Arthur W. Page Society and the Institute for Public Relations, and a former Trustee of the National Urban League Board.
As General Counsel & Interim Company Secretary at Majid Al Futtaim Holding, Khaled Rabbani leads the Legal and Compliance functions, working in partnership with the businesses as an enabler of sustainable growth and risk mitigation. Khaled is responsible for defining the visions and priorities for the Legal and Compliance functions, the development and execution of proactive legal and compliance strategies and ensuring that the Legal and Compliance functions support the present and future needs of the business in an increasingly complex environment. Khaled is also the Interim Company Secretary to the Board of Directors of Majid Al Futtaim Holding.
Prior to joining Majid Al Futtaim, Khaled worked for 16 years at Mars, Incorporated, where he led the legal and public affairs functions in a number of regions around the world, including the Middle East, Europe, Africa, Asia-Pacific and North America. In his latest role as Global General Counsel for Mars’ Food, Drinks and Multisales divisions, Khaled successfully built and led a highly engaged team of lawyers responsible for managing the legal affairs of the various businesses. Prior to joining Mars, Khaled worked for 10 years as a corporate and securities lawyers in the Washington DC, Dallas, London and Riyadh offices of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld.
Khaled is a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO Washington, D.C. Chapter) and a member of the Board of Directors of the Center for Adoption Support and Education. He holds a law degree from the George Washington University Law School in Washington, DC and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in International Relations and History from Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts.
Khaled is fluent in English, Dutch and spoken Arabic and has a working knowledge of French.
Ahmed Galal Ismail was appointed as CEO of Majid Al Futtaim Properties in November 2018. He was the CEO ofMajid Al Futtaim Ventures for 10 years overseeing seven business verticals including fashion retail, leisure and entertainment, cinemas, financial services and facilities management. Mr Ismail first joined Majid Al Futtaim Group in January 2007 as Vice President of Strategy. Prior to that, he was a principal with Booz Allen Hamilton in Dubai having started his career with Procter and Gamble in Egypt and then Germany. Mr Ismail holds an MBA with distinction from London Business School and a B.Sc. in computer science from the American University in Cairo.
Ahmed El Shamy is the Chief Financial Officer of Majid Al Futtaim Properties, responsible for the financial health and risk and compliance practices of the business unit. In his previous role as financial consultant to our Communities business interests in Egypt, Ahmed has built a solid understanding of our operations and aspirations.
Prior to working with Majid Al Futtaim, Ahmed worked as a partner and Group Chief Financial Officer for Qalaa Holdings, one of the world largest Arab Private Equity where he led the restructuring and development of a number of the firm’s business interests.
Specialising in transformation and turnaround operations, Ahmed’s last role was as Board Member and Head of M&A for Misr, a leading MENA glass manufacturer. Previous to this he was Group Chief Financial Officer for Orascom Development Holding, a publically listed leading developer of fully integrated destinations including hotels, villas and apartments across the Middle East and Europe.
Shireen El Khatib is the Chief Executive Officer of Majid Al Futtaim – Shopping Malls and leads a portfolio of 26 shopping malls across the Middle East and North Africa. In her role as Chief Executive, Ms El Khatib leverages her 25 years of expertise in building strong management teams, healthy organisational cultures, and robust partnerships with global brands.
Prior to assuming this position, Ms El Khatib served as Chief Executive Officer of Majid Al Futtaim - Fashion and played an instrumental role in developing customer-centric retail concepts and driving operational excellence. Under her leadership, Majid Al Futtaim – Fashion revamped its portfolio of fashion and lifestyle brands and developed a successful expansion strategy into high growth markets across the region.
Ms El Khatib was the Chief Executive Officer of Al Tayer Insignia, the luxury arm of the Al Tayer Group. In this role, she was the driving force behind building a strong retail portfolio of leading luxury fashion and jewellery brands across the region, and the international expansion of UK and US-based luxury department stores, Harvey Nichols and Bloomingdales, into Dubai.
In 2008, Ms El Khatib was named by TIME magazine as one of 10 women who revolutionized luxury globally.
Khalifa Bin Braik is the Managing Director of Hotels at Majid Al Futtaim Properties, leading the business unit’s growth strategy across the entire portfolio of existing assets and new developments. Mr. Bin Braik is responsible for portfolio performance and expansion in alignment with Majid Al Futtaim’s vision of developing integrated lifestyle destinations.
Mr. Bin Braik has over 15 years of Real Estate and Hospitality leadership experience in various organisations. Starting his career with Dubai Holding, he joined Majid Al Futtaim - Properties in 2014 from Sharjah Holding as a Director in the Shopping Malls Business Unit and soon after was appointed as Head of Asset Management for the Hotels Business Unit. In his last role, Khalifa was responsible for optimising the operating and financial performance of the entire portfolio of Majid Al Futtaim Hotels, as well as building robust relationships with our international hotel partners.
Mr. Bin Braik Holds a Masters in financial economics from Boston University and a B.Sc. in Economics from Northeastern University.
Scott Marston took on the role of Managing Director of Majid Al Futtaim Shopping Malls Development in October 2019. In his role, Mr Marston is responsible for leading the business unit’s growth strategy across the company’s entire portfolio of current assets and new developments.
Mr Marston has had a significant impact on Majid Al Futtaim’s Shopping Malls business unit since joining the organisation in 2017, having helped establish valuable functions including the Architectural Design Studio. His transformational leadership style and contribution to the business led Mr Marston into an expanded role overseeing the business unit’s Retail Design and Delivery function in October 2018, before stepping up once more as Managing Director.
A qualified architect, Mr Marston brings over 25 years of experience in architecture and design from previous roles across Australia, New Zealand, and China.
As Country Head of Levant, Waddah represents Majid Al Futtaim Properties in the Levant in areas concerning financial government and regulatory affairs. Prior to joining, Waddah founded and managed Projective Development Group Inc. and he also worked as Construction Manager for the Broadway Plaza Apartment at the Chaarani-Khan Construction Division in the USA.
Waddah El Solh is Country Head of Levant. He has held this position since 1999. In his role, Waddah represents Majid Al Futtaim Properties in the Levant in areas concerning financial, government and regulatory affairs.
Prior to joining Majid Al Futtaim Properties, Waddah founded Projective Development Group Inc. and managed the company’s construction activities and legal obligations for both private and public sector projects. He also worked as Construction Manager for the Broadway Plaza Apartment at Chaarani-Khan Construction Division in USA.
Waddah holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from California State University, United States, and was awarded the Engineer-in-Training Certification from the California State Licensing Examination Board.
Khaled Al Ajmi is the Country Head for Majid Al Futtaim Properties for Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kingdom of Bahrain, State of Qatar and State of Kuwait. As such, he acts as the leading representative of the company in these countries, identifying potential business opportunities, ensuring that projects proceed smoothly through a constantly evolving network of the authorities and local contacts. He also serves as Chairman of Aswaq Al Emarat (Mall of Saudi), Chairman of Majid Al Futtaim Proprieties Bahrain B.S.C, Chairman of AYA Project in Bahrain and Chairman of KSA Sustainability Committee.
Mr. Khaled Al Ajmi joined Majid Al Futtaim in 2007. Prior to joining Majid Al Futtaim, he held several Executive positions in Diplomatic organizations and international foundations. He also serves as Board member and advisor in several Charity Organisations and Government Committees.
Talib Omar is the Country Head, Oman for Majid Al Futtaim Properties. As such, he acts as the leading representative of the company in Oman, identifying potential business opportunities, ensuring that projects proceed smoothly through a constantly evolving network of local contacts. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Almouj project, Muscat. Mr. Omar joined Majid Al Futtaim in 2001 as Administration and Personnel Manager for Carrefour and also held the position of General Manager of Business Development from 2005 to 2007.
Prior to joining Majid Al Futtaim, Mr. Omar was Administration and Personnel Manager at Target LLC in Oman. Mr. Omar has also held the positions of Director of H.E. the Secretary General’s Office of University Council and Director of Public Relations at Sultan Qaboos University in Oman.
He was Member of Parliament in Oman from 2003 to 2007, holding the position of Deputy Chairman for the Economic Committee. He was also a Member of Omanisation Committee, part of Ministry of Manpower, a Member of the National Product Committee, part of the Chamber of Commerce, and an ex- Board Member of the Omani Economic Association.
Mr. Omar has a Masters degree in International Economics from Johns Hopkins University, USA.
Hani Weiss is Chief Executive Officer of
Majid Al Futtaim – Retail, the exclusive franchisee to operate Carrefour in 31 countries across the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.
Mr. Weiss is responsible for developing and growing the company’s Carrefour franchise business, and establish market leadership across all countries it operates in through exceptional customer centricity and a strong omnichannel offering. This includes reimaging the stores of the future and the execution of a digital transformation.
Hani began his career at Majid Al Futtaim - Retail in 2001 and his lengthy experience within the operation, and unparalleled understanding of the food retail business saw him promoted to Chief Executive Officer in September 2017. Today, Hani leads a business of 37,000 colleagues, operates over 290 Carrefour stores across 15 countries in the region, and serves more than 750,000 customers a day.
Hani holds an Executive MBA from the London School of Business (Dubai campus) and has completed the Senior Executive Development programme at HEC Paris.
Ali Bazeih is responsible for leading the legal function across the company and providing legal expertise in shaping business structure, development, and risk-mitigation strategies that safeguard Majid Al Futtaim Retail’s entities, assets, reputation and organization.
Mr. Bazeih joined Majid Al Futtaim in July 2008 as Senior Legal Counsel, before being promoted to a number of positions, most recently VP Legal in 2014, which saw him take on the responsibility for a wide scope of legal activities across the company’s operating countries before being tasked with his current role.
Mr. Bazeih has 20 years of experience in private practice, particularly counselling governmental entities. Before joining Majid Al Futtaim, Mr. Bazeih conducted legal practice in Lebanon and represented the government in various cases before the Conseil d’État (Council of State). He later evolved his career into in-house legal counseling for the National Ministry of Defense of Lebanon and the Council for Development & Reconstruction.
Ali Bazeih holds a Ph.D of Law (2005) from Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK) and is a member of the Bar of Beirut (1999).
Cameron Mitchell is the Chief Executive Officer of Majid Al Futtaim Cinemas, the owner and operator of the VOX Cinemas brand, the Middle East’s largest cinema exhibitor. VOX Cinema’s operates 12 locations (129 screens) in the United Arab Emirates, Lebanon and Oman, and by 2018, the company will be operating over 400 screens in at least 7 countries. Cameron has worked with Majid Al Futtaim Cinemas since January 2007, and is overseeing the company’s aggressive expansion plans across the MENA region, along with the company’s film distribution business.
Cameron completed a business degree in Australia, majoring in Business Management & Marketing, and brings more than 20 years of experience in the cinema industry to the company.
Fahed Ghanim is the Chief Executive Officer of Majid Al Futtaim – Lifestyle. In his role, Mr. Ghanim manages world renowned brands across Home, Fashion, Specialty Retail, and Multiband Concepts covering retail stores across the GCC, while developing expansion strategies for high growth markets and new concepts. Fahed joined Majid Al Futtaim Fashion in February 2018 as Chief Operating Officer for Majid Al Futtaim – Fashion.
Prior to joining Majid Al Futtaim, Fahed was General Manager Retail for L’azurde PLC, a Saudi based jewellery company. This was the third business turn around for Fahed after Bvlgari.
His journey in the real estate industry included the management of various high-profile projects, such as negotiations on a partnership deal with The Trump Organization for a $1.5 billion development.
Fahed has led acquisitions, successful IPO, business transformation, new brand launches, development and growth of globally acclaimed fashion, home and jewellery brands including: Bvlgari, Boucheron, Pomellato, Gucci, Harvey Nichols Dubai, L’azurde, LEGO, Lululemon to name a few.
Fahed is a board member of multiple organisations and holds an MBA degree with distinction from ESCP Europe Business School.
Khaled El Chidiac is Chief Executive Officer of Majid Al Futtaim Global Solutions.
In his role, he is responsible for leading the set-up, establishment, integration and overall performance of the shared services unit.
He was formerly Acting Chief Executive Officer for Majid Al Futtaim – Ventures, overseeing five business verticals including fashion retail, leisure and entertainment, cinemas, financial services, and facilities management. Prior to that, he was Chief Executive Officer for the Majid Al Futtaim Healthcare business and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Majid Al Futtaim - Ventures, where he led the Finance, IT and Risk Management functions. As CFO, he was responsible for the development of the Group’s capabilities, building world class processes and establishing Ventures’ Finance, Procurement and Technology shared services.
Before joining Majid Al Futtaim, Khaled spent over 13 years with General Electric (GE) where he graduated from its premier Finance and Leadership development programmes and held various leadership assignments in finance, controllership, internal audit and general management across Europe, the Middle East and the United States. As CFO for GE Corporate in Middle East and Africa, he effectively partnered with the CEO in crafting GE’s expansion strategy in the region and played a critical role in building the finance team and infrastructure. As General Manager of GE’s Global Business Services in Eastern Europe and Middle East & Africa he successfully designed and executed the “One GE” shared services strategy for Finance and Human Capital across 25 countries.
He holds an MBA from London Business School and earned his M.Sc. in Management from the EM Lyon Business School and a M.Sc. in Economics with distinction from the Lyon II University in France.
In his role, he ensures the procurement department supports all OpCos, leveraging scale, and implementing global best practices to effectively and efficiently manage the acquisition and reporting of third party spend and supplier performance without compromising quality or experience.
Hilmi Rifai is the Head of Group Technology
of Majid Al Futtaim Global Solutions.
In his role, he is responsible for driving Majid Al Futtaim's technology strategic imperatives enabling an integrated customer experience, driving cost efficiency scalability and reliability, owning the enterprise-wide IT platforms and ensuring innovation and agility. Since joining Majid Al Futtaim in 2018, Hilmi has spearheaded the company's efforts to align and improve its technology solutions that empower its digital ecosystem. In addition to providing enterprise-wide support, Hilmi and his team have been instrumental in the successful launch of several ecosystem-wide capabilities, including SHARE - the company's lifestyle rewards programme, SuccessFactors - the group wide Human Capital platform, and its unified customer passport MAF-ID.
Prior to joining Majid Al Futtaim, he spent more than 20 years in senior positions in major management consulting firms, such as Accenture and Gartner, and heading technology functions in leading conglomerates.
Mohammed Zwayne is Head of Project Management Office of Majid al Futtaim Global Solutions.
In his role, he is responsible for defining and maintaining standards for project management to support the successful delivery of programmes through effective facilitation, tracking and reporting. This includes designating project resources, allocating budgets, monitoring progress and keeping stakeholders informed throughout the project cycle.
Mohammed has over 15 years of experience in developing shared services strategies and planning and executing complex transformation initiatives. He joined Majid Al Futtaim from Coca Cola, where he was an Executive Consultant based in Georgia, U.S.