Dubai-based developer strengthens its position in the realty sector as it appoints a new COO to ensure execution of its Dh3.5 billion worth of projects
Dubai: Dubai-based Shaikhani Group has named Alan James Gammon as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO), a move that intensifies its commitment to execute Dh3.5 billion worth of projects on its pipeline as planned.
Following the announcement of the company’s Dh1.5 billion worth of developments currently executed and Dh2 billion worth of projects underway, Mr. Gammon was entrusted to oversee the group’s activities including asset management, new business, joint-venture partnerships and day-to-day operations of the real estate business.
Mahmood Abu Baker Shaikhani, Managing Director of Shaikhani Group, said: “We were recently recognised with two reputable awards verifying our competitive position in the region’s real estate sector. Mr. Gammon’s rich professional experience will help us strengthen our commitment to maintain the standards of these honourable recognitions and continue to deliver a quality product.”
“The appointment of Mr. Gammon will help Shaikhani Group to pursue its expansion initiatives and realise its vision for 2025. His undisputed expertise in the real estate sector will help us firmly maintain our position as one of Dubai’s leading real estate institutions.”
Earlier, Mr. Gammon served as the Director of Business Development for the Funsho Management Consulting group and advised on investment opportunities in the real estate and hospitality business. Prior to Funsho, Mr. Gammon held the post of COO with Royal Groups Yosh Hospitality managing all aspects of the hospitality and property portfolio.
He has also worked in the capacity of Vice President at DAMAC properties where he was responsible for the customer journey from point of sale to handover. Similar role was undertaken by him at the Majid Al Futtaim group where he was responsible for mixed use developments service operations including The Wave in Muscat.
He spent 15 years working at British Airways in various operational and people management roles and prior to moving to the UAE acted as Director of Management Services for the Hamptons International group in London where he had responsibility for Property, Tenancy, Asset Management and Client Accounts.
About Shaikhani Group:
Shaikhani Group traces back its origin in 1978 in Pakistan when Abu Baker Shaikhani, a Pakistani entrepreneur, started a business in selling tea.
He later added masala, soap and household items to his list of products. After gaining experience in many trades, he focussed on property business initially in buying and selling of properties in the Sindh state of Pakistan, mostly in Karachi – the country’s largest city.
In 1978, he ventured into real estate development and undertook a residential project with 600 apartments. He successfully delivered them. This marked the real foundation of the Shaikhani Group.
The company went on to become one of the largest private sector property developers in Pakistan. In 2013, it delivered 3,200 apartments – the largest in the country that year.
By 2015, the company delivered more than 30,000 residential in different parts of the world. Leveraging on its strengths for successful real estate development worldwide, the group later identified untapped, emerging and growing markets, and diversified its source of revenues by expanding trading, manufacturing and other businesses.
Overseeing the global operations of the multi-billion dollar international business conglomerate with diversified interests in real estate development, trading, manufacturing and IT, the group is presently headquartered in Dubai and spread across 90 countries in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Middle East.