Dubai Holding strengthens leadership team at Dubai Properties Group

Abdullatif AlMulla named Group CEO of Dubai Properties Group; Naaman Atallah appointed as CEO of Dubai Properties

Dubai, August 10, 2015: Dubai Holding, the global investment holding company, today announced key senior appointments at Dubai Properties Group (“DPG”), master developer of world class destinations across the Emirate to further drive DPG’s success and future growth plans.

Abdullatif AlMulla will take the helm of Dubai Properties Group (DPG) as Group CEO, bringing with him over two decades of experience in strategic leadership. AlMulla has held a number of senior leadership roles. He was Group CEO at TECOM Investments, part of Dubai Holding, where he played an instrumental role in growing the 11 business communites of TECOM Investments, a key part of Dubai’s transformation into a knowledge-based economy and was previously CEO of SmartCity, which oversees the development and management of knowledge clusters and business townships across the globe. He has also served as the General Manager of Microsoft Gulf. In his new role, AlMulla will oversee Dubai Properties Group’s diverse portfolio and will offer leadership and advisory to the team.

Naaman Atallah has been appointed as the CEO for Dubai Properties (DP). A seasoned real estate specialist, Atallah brings over 23 years of experience within the real estate industry. Prior to joining DP, he held the position of Chief Operating Officer for Qatari Diar in Doha, where he managed a portfolio of over 30 projects around the world. Atallah will lead and deliver upon DP’s strategic mandate to develop integrated real estate solutions that meet the needs of Dubai and its long-term development.

Commenting on the recent appointments, Fadel Al Ali, CEO of Dubai Holding, said: “Dubai is increasingly recognised as the region’s hub for leisure and business, and we believe we have a lot to offer and contribute to the Emirate’s development.These strategic appointments of industry experts come in line with the business growth plans of DPG, and strengthen its leadership position.”

Abdullatif AlMulla, Group CEO of Dubai Properties Group, commented: “I have closely witnessed the success of Dubai Holding and its businesses. I take pride in holding this new position with DPG. As part of a journey of transformation, DPG’s business model will continue to evolve, to enable us to respond innovatively to the growing market requirements and the needs of our customers and partners.”

Naaman Atallah, CEO of Dubai Properties, added: “I am excited to lead DP into its next chapter of growth. We are at the forefront of driving the dynamic growth of Dubai over the years ahead. I look forward to drawing on my experience, and to work with the team to craft a new success story of Dubai.”

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