In a major move, Dubai-based master developer Nakheel has appointed Naaman Atallah as the new Chief Executive Officer.
An industry veteran, Atallah has more than 25 years of experience in the real estate sector in the Middle East and India, through key leadership positions at Dubai Properties, Emaar, Qatari Diar and, most recently, Piramal Realty in India.
Educated in the US, he holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Texas and an MBA from Pepperdine University in California. He has also completed the Insead Advanced Management Programme.
Lauding the appointment, Chairman Mohammed Ibrahim Al Shaibani said Atallah brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to Nakheel.
"As we enter a new phase in our growth, his extensive experience and proven track record will be key in further enhancing Nakheel’s position as a world-leading, customer-focused organisation that plays a pivotal role in the growth of Dubai’s real estate sector," he added.
Nakheel is a world-leading master developer whose innovative, landmark projects form an iconic portfolio of master communities and residential, retail, hospitality and leisure developments that are pivotal to realising Dubai’s vision.
Its waterfront projects, including the world-famous, award-winning Palm Jumeirah, have added more than 300 km to Dubai’s original, 70km coastline, paving the way for the development of hundreds of seafront homes, resorts, hotels and attractions.-TradeArabia News Service