Mohammed Al Hashimi was the founding Chairman of Zabeel Investments, a Dubai-based diversified investment company and was responsible for its strategic direction since the company’s inception in 2006.
Mr. Al Hashimi previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Amlak Finance PJSC and was instrumental in overseeing its conversion into the largest publicly listed Islamic finance company in the UAE.
Mr. Al Hashimi has sat on the board of a number of leading regional private and publicly listed institutions such as Abraaj Capital Ltd, Drake & Scull PJSC and Aramex PJSC.
In 2008 Mr. Al Hashimi was one of the 245 leaders from around the world to be bestowed with the title of Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum for his professional accomplishments, commitment to society and potential to contribute to shaping the world’s future.
An Omani national and graduate in business management. His professional career has seen extensive postgraduate training in management, marketing and finance. Mr. Zaman now plays a significant role in expanding the Al Zaman Group portfolio within both the hospitality and telecoms sectors.
In 2014 he played a key role in the groups acquisition of Samatel, and subsequently Renna in 2016. He continues to be a key part of the management setup, heading up the operations and corporate affairs.
Mr. Zaman is currently a board member of TeO SAOC, Oman Chlorine SAOG and Al Zaman Hospitality LLC.
Mr. K. Zaman maintains a strong and successful global network of partners and associates which helps advance Al Zaman Group’s strategic interest in the region and in other territories where they operate.
With over thirty-five years of experience in the hospitality industry covering a multitude of concepts and cuisines across the United States, United Kingdom, Africa, and Middle East, Jim Moaddab now navigates Caramel Group’s aggressive expansion strategy as CEO.
Moaddab is a seasoned operator, in both hotels and restaurants, with experience in several US states and countries. He relocated from Las Vegas to Dubai in 2009 to bring American-hospitality to DIFC with the flagship “Caramel Restaurant & Lounge”. Following Caramel’s unprecedented success, Moaddab turned his focus into coordinating the corporate entity and ultimately spearheading the company’s expansion strategy in order to provide a holistic operations tenure over a growing portfolio of dining brands.
In 2017 he lead Caramel through a merger with the Oman based Al Zaman Hospitality, galvanizing both companies into the most dynamic and fastest growing hospitality company in the United Arab Emirates. With a vision and hands on attitude to running the portfolio and Moaddab’s leadership, he has grown the company from a flagship property in Dubai to now operating seven venues with a further three in pre-opening phase.