CHAIRMAN - Mohammed Al Hashimi

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.

BOARD MEMBER - Khalid M Zaman

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.

BOARD MEMBER - Jim Moaddab

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.

BOARD MEMBER - Wael Al Hashimi

As well as sitting on the board of Caramel Group, Wael Al Hashimi is an Executive Director of Trucial Investment Partners, an asset management and advisory firm based in the Dubai International Financial Centre, and has over 9 years of experience in the Private Equity sector.
Prior to TIP, Wael Al Hashimi was a Director at Dubai International Capital as a member of firm’s investment team, where he was responsible for evaluating, executing and managing investments in the Middle East and Europe. This included the $890 million refinancing of Mauser Group’s loan facility in 2013, and the subsequent sale of Mauser Group in 2014 for $1.7 billion. He was also part of the deal team responsible for the sales of UAE based Rivoli Group, ART Marine, and Ishraq Gulf Real Estate Holding.
During his time with DIC, Wael was also part of the Chairman’s Office, where he was involved in formulating the firm’s corporate strategy and governance initiatives, as well as evaluating the firm’s strategic investment opportunities. Wael was a member of the Board of Ishraq Gulf Real Estate Holding.
Prior to joining DIC in 2008, Wael received his MBA in International Business from the American InterContinental University of London, and his B.Sc. in Mathematics with Business Management from Queen Mary University London.