First Dubai Company is the result of an idea for investment taken to its logical conclusion. Thinking big, creating high value and earning, as well as growing and maintaining the trust of big-time investors in the Kuwaiti market and abroad, have been the hallmark of First Dubai. We provide a wide range of real estate products and services across the spectrum, from purchasing, apportionment and developing of large areas in select zones to offering ready-to-use residential and commercial spaces.

Education Professional Experience

Abdulaziz holds a Bachelor's degree - double major in Information Systems and E-Commerce from University of Toledo, and an MBA degree from London Business School.

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Abdulaziz AL Loughani

Chairman

Abdulaziz is co-founder & Managing Partner at Faith Capital, a venture capital practice that is focused on the GCC. Previously, Abdulaziz was the founding Vice Chairman (Executive) of the Kuwait National Fund for SMEs Development, a USD7bn independent public institution responsible for developing the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Kuwait (2013-2017). Prior to this role, he was a co-founder and Managing Partner of Talabat.com until 2010, and has since then been investing in technology startups and involved in a number of local and regional entrepreneurial initiatives. Abdulaziz has also previously served as Director at Global Capital Management, the alternative investments arm of Global Investment House “Global” where he has played a major role in managing key investments within the Private Equity Group of Global by handling various assignments on corporate restructuring, business planning, deal structuring, due diligence and managing portfolio companies' to exit.  Abdulaziz has served as an executive and member of board on a number of companies within the MENA region in the technology, banking, healthcare, manufacturing, consumer finance, food & beverage and real estate sectors.

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Abdulaziz AL Loughani

Chairman
Education Professional Experience

Eng. Salwa Malhas - With a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Jordan

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Eng. Salwa Malhas, ME

Chief Operating Officer

Salwa Malhas has more than 25 years of experience in Real Estate Development, Business Models and Feasibility Studies.

Eng. Salwa is the Chief Operating Officer at Al Mazaya Holding. Since January 2004, Malhas has developed, structured, assessed and analyzed the company’s business plans. Sourcing and overseeing the growth of profitable business opportunities, Salwa has proposed projects to the government, conducted feasibility studies and managed the marketing at the project and corporate level.

In the past, Malhas served as a General Manager at al-Masaken, a subsidiary of ACICO, and Ghassan Al-Khaled Group for eight years. She sourced, researched, and proposed new lands for profitable real estate development projects, while overseeing corporate marketing. Prior to this, she served as a Tendering Engineer at Al-Zaben International Company (as a first-grade contractor). Malhas was also a professor’s assistant at the engineering department of TECNO Jordan University in 1993. In addition, Salwa Malhas served as a board member for many real estate and investment companies, and is currently a Vice Chairman in First Dubai Real Estate Development Company (which has more than USD300 million in capital).

She has participated in several executive training programs, such as Blue Ocean, provided by Harvard Business School and has taken several courses at INSEAD, which include: Disruptive Technology and Innovative Intelligence, Branding, Sales & Marketing, and Business & Projects Management. In addition, Malhas has received certificates of training from Kuwait University and the American University of Kuwait. 

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Eng. Salwa Malhas, ME

Chief Operating Officer
Education Professional Experience

Mr. Khaled holds a Bachelor Degree in Accounting from Faculty of Commerce – English Department, Alexandria University, Egypt and holds an Executive “MBA” from Cass University, London. He holds designations of Certified Public Accountant “CPA”, Certified Management Accountant “CMA” and Certified Financial Manager “CFM”.

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Mr. Khaled Abdulatif, MBA,
CPA, CMA, CFM

Board Member

Mr. Khaled has over 20 years of operations, corporate finance, consulting, audit, banking, and accounting experience. Mr. Khaled was Chief Operating Officer of F&S Holding Company. From 2005 to 2011, he was Senior Vice President – Finance & Operations of Al-Muthanna Investment Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Kuwait Finance House. He served as Chief Financial Officer, Vice President and Assistant Secretary of couple of U.S. Property Co. He also was Board Member of Florida Atlantic BOCA Research Park and Deerfield Research Park, State Of Florida, USA. He was Board Member of Muthanna Financial Brokerage Company, And a Board Member of The Kuwaiti Manager Company for Managing Real Estate Projects and internal audit committee member of Mawared United Investment Company. He also is an instructor for full courses of professional designations.

He started his career with Barclays Bank, where he worked in the corporate and investment banking department. He has wide and extensive experience in audit and consulting having previously worked with Ernst & Young and Arthur Andersen. During his service with those firms, he was acting manager of a large portfolio of medium to large size clients and was responsible for overall assignment control, client relationship coordination, and quality control assurance.

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Mr. Khaled Abdulatif, MBA,
CPA, CMA, CFM

Board Member
Education Professional Experience

Mr. Jasem holds  a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration majoring in International Business from University of San Francisco, California. USA and also holds an Associate Degree in Marketing from Santa Barbara City College, California. USA. He has further participated in Executive Training Programs provided by Harvard Business School.

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Mr.Jasem AL Ghanim

Board Member

Mr. Jasem has an over 17 years of professional experience in Real Estate. Working as Acting Director for Property Management Dept. in Al Mazaya Holding Co. gradually accelerated through vastly accomplished efforts. Working significantly in real estate development in various projects located in Kuwait, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman and Turkey, conducted a range of real estate researches, working hard in tracking competitors marketing activities; aimed at collecting data to identify the current real estate industries trends and prices to that serve the organization goals. Mr. Jasem is currently a Board member in Waterfront Real Estate Co. since 2013 and a Member in Kuwait Public Relations Association  since 2013 .

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Mr.Jasem AL Ghanim

Board Member
Education Professional Experience

Received his Bachelors degree Major in International Corporate Communications and Double Minor in International Business Administration and Film Studies from the American University of Paris, France with Cum Laude distinction. 

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Mr. Yousef AL Baijan

Board Member - Independent

Mr. Yousef currently holds the position of General Manager of Al Shaheed Park - Kuwait's Largest Urban Park and currently serves as Board Member of LOYAC , a non- profit organization that helps empower the overall development of the youth . Has an extensive experience amounting to  more  than 11 years in Property Management, real estate development and strategic corporate marketing. Yousef Al Baijan has a  diverse track record of  achievements that range from conceptualization, creation and implementation of real estate and marketing products across the Mena region. The multiple roles he has taken on over the past decade underline the breadth of his  practical experience, as well as his distinct managerial skills in property management and corporate communication. He has served numerous roles   in Mazaya Holding Co.as Marketing and Leasing manager and consequently as the Property Management Manager. He is an International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) Alumni by the  U.S. Department of State’s premier professional exchange program - promoting social change through the arts.

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Mr. Yousef AL Baijan

Board Member - Independent