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Mohammad Iqbal Alawi

Mohammad was the CEO of Red Sea Markets co and also he was the Vice President of Asset Management – Saudi Arabia MAF SHOPPING Alfuttaim Group (Dubai) for almost 3 years, he also was the Vice President Leasing & Retail Property(Commercial Division) United Properties Group(the Savola Group/KSA), and President for the Middle East Council of Shopping Centre (MECSC)-Dubai since March2007 – April 2008,


With more than 20 years of experience in Building & Facility Operation , facilities management and the mall industry, Mohammed Iqbal Alawi, was elected to the Vice Presidency for the Middle East Council of Shopping Centre in 2004. As the MECSC representative for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Gulf region’s largest consumer market, Alawi has been instrumental in outline the MECSC mission to other retail operators and mall developers in the Kingdom.


Alawi is the Vice President of the Leasing & Retail Property / Commercial Division of United Properties Company, part of (The Savola Group). Alawi is responsible for the Group’s four operating malls, as well as the 14 that are under development or construction. By mid-2008, United Properties will operate more than 900,000 square metres of gross leasable area in KSA alone.


Alawi earlier held the position of Executive Manager at the Heraa International Mall in Jeddah,


An early start in facilities management saw Alawi as the Executive Manager responsible for the King Abdul Aziz International Airport Building & Facility Operation , including responsibility for the airport buildings, passenger lounges, as well as the management of the 1200-strong manpower team.

Alawi is currently Chairman of the Board at Azad Properties Co. He is also a member of the International Council of Shopping Centres, a member of the Gulf Studies Centre for the Development of Human Resources and a  member of the Retail Committee or the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce.
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