Mr. Fahad Kazim is currently Vice President - Meydan Malls at Meydan Group and is a member of the Executive Management committee. He looks after the Group's entire retail portfolio throughout the lifecycle, from planning and development all the way through asset management. Mr. Kazim previously served as Chief Commercial Officer at Meraas Holding wherein he was responsible for the Development and Asset Management functions of the real estate portfolio working on many of the Group’s iconic projects in Dubai. Mr. Kazim was seconded to Bright Start for two years where he served as Chief Investment Office. Mr. Kazim helped formalise Bright Start's overall investment strategy and oversaw its real estate projects in Dubai. Mr. Kazim started his career at PriceWaterhouseCoopers as part of the Transaction Services team, focusing on financial due diligence and valuation assignments and advising clients on buy/sell transactions in the real estate sector with a focus on the hospitality and retail industries. He was also involved in significant assignments, including the establishment of one of the largest real estate development companies in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He currently serves as Non-Executive Director of Emirates REIT and was previously a Non-Executive Director of DXB Entertainments (previously Dubai Parks and Resorts PJSC) as well as Dubai Hills and Rove Hotels. Mr. Kazim holds a bachelor's degree in Accounting from Concordia University in Canada and is a qualified Certified Public Accountant.
Nada Al Terkawi
Ms. Nada Al Terkawi is the Chief Business Support Officer at North 25 Project Management. As a core member of the management team, she is mandated with overseeing Human Resources, Administration, Procurement and Information Technology . She also contributes to the formation of new subsidiaries, Governance Frameworks, Business Strategies and Goals, Marketing, Workforce Architecture and is an active member in various internal group level committees.
Ruud Hopstaken has a degree in Business Economics from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, after which he followed a postgraduate course in accountancy at the Catholic University of Brabant. During his career he worked consecutively as a Senior Accountant (KPMG Klynveld), a controller (Het Financieele Dagblad) after which in 1996 he became a member of the Board of Management of Buma/Stemra (the largest music copyright organisation in the Netherlands). From 2002-2004 he worked as Director Finance at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, reporting to the Board. In 2004 he was appointed vice-chairman of the Executive Board of the Amsterdam Medical Centre of the University of Amsterdam. From 2014 onwards he decided to give his attention to various assignments. He also serves serveral boards and committees.
Christian Adams is senior lawyer at Dubai Holding, a global investment conglomerate operating in 14 countries and employing over 20,000 people. Christian’s primary responsibility is structuring, negotiating and executing strategic transactions across the Dubai Holding Group. Prior to joining Dubai Holding, Christian spent eight years with the law firm Latham & Watkins LLP, during which he gained a wide range of experience advising regional, European and US banks, government entities and corporate clients in leveraged and acquisition financings, real estate financings, restructurings, conventional and Islamic finance transactions and general corporate matters. Christian also led Latham & Watkins Middle East emerging companies practice, advising founders and early stage companies in multiple industries, as well as the private investors and venture capital firms financing and/or acquiring emerging companies.