CORPORATE EXECUTIVES

Khalid Abdul Wahid Al Rostamani

Chairman

Khalid Abdul Wahid Al Rostamani is the Chairman of AW Rostamani.

He started his career with the family group in 1993. Since then, he has been involved in managing and growing the diverse portfolio of companies under AW Rostamani. In addition to his management functions, Khalid has spearheaded the AW Rostamani’s emphasis on strong corporate functions and corporate governance structures.

Khalid Al Rostamani holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration Major in Finance from the George Washington University, Washington D.C., USA.

Dr Amina Al Rostamani

Director

Dr. Amina Al Rostamani is the Director and Board Member of AW Rostamani Group, and the Chief Executive Officer of AWR Properties.

She previously worked as Group CEO of TECOM Group, a member of Dubai Holding and strategic business enabler. She is also currently a Board Member of Dubai Healthcare City Authority and Noor Bank.

Dr. Amina holds Bachelor and Master degrees, as well as a Doctorate in Engineering from George Washington University, Washington D.C, USA. She is an acknowledged authority on wireless technologies, and her contributions have been published in several leading journals.

Huda Al Rostamani

Director

Huda Al Rostamani is the Managing Director and Board Member of AW Rostamani since 2007.

She is responsible to monitor and manage the performance of the companies under AW Rostamani portfolio, to ensure alignment with business planning and strategy. Additionally, Huda oversees new business development and business turnaround functions.

Huda Al Rostamani holds a Masters and Undergraduate degree in Medical Engineering, and a minor in Data Processing from the George Washington University, Washington D.C., USA.

Michel Ayat

CEO Automotive

Michel Ayat is a seasoned automotive industry professional with over 25 years of experience in managing volume and luxury automotive brands from Japan and Europe in the Middle Eastern region. Since 1990, Ayat heads the Automotive division of AW Rostamani that consists of Arabian Automobiles, AW Rostamani Trading, Certified Pre-owned and Shift Car Rental. Ayat holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Political Science and Administration and is a founding member of the Automobile Sector Committee at the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Mark James

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Mark holds an MBA from IMD, Switzerland and a Masters of Science (Geophysics) from University of Durham, UK.

Mark has over 27 years’ of finance and business experience. His longest experience includes 21 years at General Motors internationally in various roles, CFO and VP of Opel for 2 years in Germany, VP and CFO of Daewoo Auto and Technology for 3 years in Korea, CFO – ASEAN Operations for 1 year in Thailand, CFO for Vauxhall Motors/IBC Vehicles for 4 years in UK

After this Mark worked as the Group CFO with DFS Group, a travel retailer and a subsidiary of LVMH, in Hong Kong.

Mark will be responsible for the Group Finance, Treasury and Procurement functions.

Anil Lamba

Chief Human Resource Officer

Anil Lamba was appointed in 2011 as the Chief Human Resource Officer, responsible for AW Rostamani global workforce of 4000 employees. With 11 years of experience as Vice President – HR in the MENA region, Lamba now is leading the Executive Development for AW Rostamani, responsible for talent identification and succession planning for AW Rostamani executives in the region. Anil has an MBA degree from FMS, Delhi University along-with bachelor degrees in Law and B. Com (Hons).

Zeid Jaradat

Chief Audit & Compliance Officer

Zeid Jaradat has more than 19 years of in-depth experience in internal audit and risk management. Before joining AWR group in 2008, he worked with Ernst & Young managing numerous multinational and regional projects across MENA, US, Europe, India and North Africa.

In addition to his international certificates in Internal Audit, Risk Management and Fraud examination, he has recently completed a certification in Big Data and Social Analytics from MIT and now is leading the digital transformation for Internal audit services across the group.

He is a resource speaker and panelist for regional conferences and international summits and member of the Institute of Internal Auditors in UAE.

Sebastian Samuel

Chief Information Officer

Sebastian Samuel first day at AW Rostamani was back in year 2000. With more than 18 years of experience in the information technology industry, Samuel heads a team of professionals with responsibilities for technical oversight including research, development, technology, and product design activities spanning the AW Rostamani portfolio which includes Automotive, Logistics, Retail, Information Technology and Travel. Sebastian holds MCA degree from Bharathiar University along with BSC – Chemistry from Mahatma Gandhi University.

Amro K Jayousi

Chief Legal Officer

Amro K Jayousi was named Chief Legal Officer of the AWR Group in 2017. Amro completed his schooling, LLB and then LLM (Master of Law) from the UK. Amro has over 10 years of experience in the legal field both in the profession and the industry. He previously worked with the Dubai Properties Group for over 6 years and there he was placed as the Group Head of Legal and Regulatory Affairs, prior to joining our organisation. Amro leads the Group Legal Function and reports directly to AWR's Vice Chairman, Mr. Khalid Al Rostamani.

Mustafa Dada

Head of Marketing & Communications

Mustafa Dada is a marketing professional with over 16 years of experience in retail and corporate marketing, having worked with international companies across the GCC and Europe. Dada joined AW Rostamani Group in 2017 as Head of Marketing and Communications and is responsible for the corporate marketing of the group, as well as providing assistance to its subsidiary companies. Dada, an MBA graduate from Middlesex University in UK, has worked for the likes of Procter & Gamble, Microsoft, Nokia, and prior to joining AW Rostamani, has run his own retail marketing agency across the Middle East.

MEDEA NOCENTINI

CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER

Medea holds an MBA from Columbia University and M.Sc. (Mechanical Engineering) from Polytechnic University of Turin. She has over 16 years’ of total experience. Her prior experience includes 7 years at OSN in Corporate Development function as Sr. VP – Strategy and Corporate Development and before that for 1 year as BDM with McGraw Hill. Prior to that that she was working for 6 years as Lead Associate with Booz Allen Hamilton. Before joining us, Medea was working as Co-Founder and Partner at C3 Partners.

As the CSO, Medea will be responsible for the Group Strategy function.