Marka PJSC Appoints New Chief Executive Officer

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Benoit Lamonerie – Marka CEO

Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Marka PJSC (DFM: MARKA), the first public joint stock retail operating company in the UAE, has announced the appointment of Benoit Lamonerie as its new Chief Executive Officer.

Lamonerie joins Marka from Gulf General Investment Company where he was CEO of Subsidiaries and brings more than 20 years of experience to the role from across retail, hospitality, entertainment and real estate sectors. At Gulf General Investment Company – a conglomerate listed on the Dubai Financial Market – Lamonerie established a proven track record of growth and profitability and was responsible for launching the F&B, fashion retail and entertainment divisions of the company.

Khaled Bin Kalban, Marka Chairman said: “The Marka Board of Directors is pleased to have such a capable and experienced individual in the position of CEO. He brings to the role strong insight into our business requirements, and we believe that his expertise and enthusiasm will be vital in leading Marka to build a world-class retail operating company and deliver long-term value for our shareholders.”

The appointment of Mr Lamonerie follows the resignation of Nick Peel, who resigned from his role as Marka CEO in December 2016.

About Marka PJSC:

Marka PJSC (DFM: MARKA) is the first public joint stock company focused on the growing retail sector in the UAE. Incorporated with a capital of AED 500 million and headquartered in Dubai, Marka is a premier retail operator targeting the mid-to-high-range and luxury segments. Since incorporation in 2014, Marka has partnered with leading global brands in the retail and hospitality sectors, pursuing a growth strategy focused on acquisitions, franchise agreements and unique home-grown retail concepts.

Marka is committed to offering value to its customers through high quality products and services at optimum cost, simultaneously generating value for its shareholders and giving back to the communities in which it operates.