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Nakheel official joins Dubai Holding as new CFO

Dubai Holding announced the appointment of Sharjil Anwar as its chief financial officer, effective 3 June, 2018

Sharjil Anwar.
Sharjil Anwar.

Dubai Holding announced the appointment of Sharjil Anwar as its chief financial officer, effective 3 June, 2018.

Anwar will lead the group’s overall investment and financial planning function of Dubai Holding and its companies to help support delivering the company’s long-term growth objectives.

A Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Global Management Accountant with over twenty-three years of experience, Anwar has been the group chief financial officer at Nakheel before his appointment at Dubai Holding. 

He has spent his career predominantly in the Middle East, with expert knowledge of the UAE and Saudi Arabia markets in particular. 

Anwar has worked across different industry sectors in senior positions at companies including Emaar, The Economic City, Siemens Limited, and EY.

Amit Kaushal, CEO of Dubai Holding, said: “Dubai Holding is set for continued growth, with the aim to redouble its contribution to Dubai’s economic diversification.

“We have a healthy pipeline of developments that will be instrumental in enhancing the Emirate’s socio-economic fabric for the future.”

Commenting on his appointment, Sharjil Anwar said: “Dubai Holding is a reputed organisation, sharply focused on growth and driving forward Dubai’s success story.

"I am honored to be joining its talented team of professionals and look forward to the opportunity to help enhance the Group’s strong financial position and play a part in enabling Dubai Holding to build on its success.”


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