Mr. Fahad Kazim served as a Chief Investment Executive Office at Bright Smart LLC for two years. Mr. Kazim helped formalise Bright Start's overall investment strategy and oversaw its real estate projects, including a Four Seasons Hotel and a mixed-use development project in Dubai. Prior to joining Meraas, Mr. Kazim worked with 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 serves as Non-Executive Director of Dubai Parks and Resorts PJSC. Mr. Kazim was a member of the audit practice at PriceWaterhouseCoopers in Houston, Texas. Mr. Kazim serves as a Non-Executive Director on several boards, including Dubai Hills and Dubai Inn. Mr. Kazim holds a bachelor's degree in Accounting from Concordia University in Canada and is a qualified Certified Public Accountant.
Nada Al Terkawi
Mrs. Nada Al Terkawi is the Chief Operating Officer at Meraas. As a core member of the management team, she is mandated with overseeing CRM, Human Resources, Administration, Procurement, Information Technology and Event Management. 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.
Gerard Hobby is the Chief Legal Officer for Dubai Holding LLC since its inception and prior to that was the Chief Legal Officer of the Dubai technology and Media Free Zone Authority. Gerard has worked in senior corporate commercial capacities in law firms in Dubai and Bahrein and as in-house counsel to the Ministry of Finance in Bahrein. Gerard holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) from the University of Canterbury, is a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales, a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand, and a member of the Law Society of England and Wales. gerard also holds a Certificate in Corporate Governance from INSEAD Business School. Gerard has over 24 years' experience in legal practice across a broad range of areas and in both practice and in-house capacity. Gerard has experience in corporate and commercial, regulatory, legislative and banking and finance matters amongst others.
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.