Bahrain's GFH Properties appoints Shaikh Hamed Al Khalifa as CEO
Former Mumtalakat staffer, Al Khalifa to oversee GFH Properties' projects in the kingdom and other regional markets
The real estate arm of Bahrain Bourse-listed GFH Financial Group, GFH Properties has appointed Shaikh Hamed Al Khalifa as its chief executive officer, who in the new role will oversee the group projects in the kingdom and other regional markets.
In a stock market filing, GFH Financial Group revealed that with over two decades of experience in urban planning and project development, Al Khalifa held a master’s in engineering management with a concentration in finance, economics, and cost engineering and a B.Sc in systems analysis engineering from The George Washington University.
With nearly 2 decades of experience in urban planning and project development, we look forward to seeing Shaikh Hamed take @GfhProperties to new heights as he leads on the continued conceptualization and realization of world-class projects in #Bahrain and beyond. #TeamGFH— GFH Financial Group (@GFH_BSC) December 22, 2019
In his previous role at the Ministry of Urban Planning and Municipalities as the general director of urban planning, Al Khalifa headed a team and was responsible for the revised 2016 Masterplan for the Kingdom, according to a statement on GFH Financial Group's website .
Al Khalifa has also served as the investment manager for real estate at Mumtalakat, where he oversaw the design, development, and launch of major commercial projects.
He was also associated with the Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) as project manager. At EDB Al Khalifa was in-charge of national planning development studies and other key projects that were implemented to support the kingdom’s masterplan.
Commenting on Al Khalifa’s appointment, CEO of GFH Financial Group, Hisham Alrayes, said: “His wealth of experience at the highest levels of planning and project management and development will be an enormous asset to the group and to our continued ability to devise, build and deliver real estate propositions that benefit the communicates in which we operate, our investors, shareholders and partners.”