Acting Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Kasem has over 30 years of experience in the real estate development industry, building an extensive track record of strong leadership and high strategic competencies in driving revenue and profit growth. His areas of expertise lie in strategic planning and high managerial competencies in technical, contractual, procurement, financial, administration, and maintenance operations in both domestic and international venues. His experience additionally comprises of engineering design and master planning from inception, project and construction management, contract administration, cost estimation and value engineering, airfields design and construction, power plants, substations design and construction, and highway design and construction.
Mr. Kasem previously held several notable positions including Chief Development Officer at Harbor Development & Investment Company in Dubai, UAE, where he was the driving force behind executing the direction of the company as well as its set objectives, goals and mission. He additionally developed a streamlined organizational structure as well as managed the staff, and external parties such as consultants, vendors, and contractors to ensure effective and efficient planning and execution.
Prior to that, Mr. Kasem held the position of Executive Vice President at Oman International Development & Investment Company, SAOG, in Muscat, Oman, where he was responsible for the development of different real estate projects including a boutique spa hotel, four and five star hotels, luxury villas, apartments, a beach club, a water park, mixed-use buildings and a high-rise tower. Mr. Kasem also held the position of Chief Development Officer at Cayan Development & Investment, in Dubai, UAE.
Mr. Kasem holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Maryland, U.S.A, and has a Masters in Business Administration from Averett University, Virginia, USA.