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Emaar Development names Bader Saeed Hareb new CEO

Bader Saeed Hareb replaces Chris O’Donnell, who joined the company in November 2017

Hareb's appointment is the latest in a flurry of senior management changes at Dubai's Emaar.
Hareb's appointment is the latest in a flurry of senior management changes at Dubai's Emaar.

Emaar Development has named Bader Saeed Hareb its new chief executive officer (CEO), less than a year after Chris O’Donnell took the helm of Dubai's biggest developer. 

Hareb has replaced O'Donnell, who joined Emaar Development in November 2017, with immediate effect, according to an official announcement on the Dubai bourse.

The subsidiary of Emaar Properties did not explain why former Nakheel executive O'Donnell had been replaced, or whether he would remain with Emaar Development in a different capacity.

READ: Emaar appoints director for Expo 2020 Dubai projects

"The company would like to disclose that a new chief executive officer, Bader Saeed Hareb, has been appointed to replace Chris O’Donnell effective immediately," Emaar said in a statement.

Hareb's appointment is one of several senior management moves across Emaar in 2018.

In September, Emaar Hospitality Group selected Alma Au Yeung as its corporate director of strategic projects and partnerships, which will see her lead work as Expo 2020 Dubai's official hospitality partner. Her appointment came approximately two months after Patrick Bousquet-Chavanne, former chief marketing and digital officer at Marks & Spencer, agreed to join Emaar Malls as CEO.

In Saudi Arabia, the CEO of Emaar the Economic City (Emaar EC), the developer of King Abdullah Economic City, Fahd bin Abdul Mohsen Al Rasheed, resigned, and was replaced by his former deputy, Ahmed bin Ibrahim Linjawy.

Linjawy joined Emaar EC in December 2006.

Construction Week has contacted an Emaar representative for comment on Hareb's appointment.

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