Barwa Real Estate Group announce the appointment of Mr. Salman Mohamad Ahmed Al Hasan Al Muhannadi, Group CEO of Barwa Real Estate as of 1st of March 2015. Mr. Salman Al Muhannadi has 24 years of experience in finance, administration, asset management and strategic planning. Mr. Al Muhannadi elevated through a number of positions in different national organizations, last of which was the CEO of QNB Capital, the investment arm of Qatar National Bank. Mr. Salman previously handled financial and strategic restructuring of many organizations and real estate portfolios; in addition to his experience as a consultant for mergers and acquisitions in financial, real estate and transportation fields. He is also a member of the board of directors and committees in local and international companies. Mr. Al Muhannadi was as well part of a number of deals between Barwa Real Estate and Qatari Diar.
Semer has served on the Management Board since 2008, and after serving as Deputy CEO since 2014, was appointed Chairman of the Management Board and CEO in 2016. He is responsible for company strategy as well as the group’s major growth areas of portfolio and associated business growth. He also oversees Corporate Affairs, including Brand Management, Corporate Communications, Human Resources and Legal Services.
Semer studied Economics at the University of Würzburg in Germany. He holds an MBA from the prestigious HEC/ Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne in Switzerland. A classical music enthusiast, Semer is a member of the Foundation Board of Trustees of Beethoven-Haus Bonn.
Tamer El Sayed Mohamed, an Egyptian National, holds a Bachelor (BS) in Commerce, Accounting from Cairo University, Egypt. Tamer has many professional qualifications; CPA, CMA, MBA and preparing for level III CFA.
He currently heads the Group Finance Department at Barwa Real Estate, a leading real estate company listed on the Qatar Exchange. Tamer has joined Barwa Group back in 2008 and has spearheaded a number of high profile initiatives undertaken by the group since then. He has served in various roles and positions within the Group and it's Subsidiaries. In addition, he holds numerous senior positions such as BOD member for many of the Group’s subsidaries and member of all executive committees.
Since assuming the current role as Director of Group Finance at Barwa, he has overseen the extensive restructuring of group’s debts, assets and investments’ portfolio both locally and internationally.
As a Shaza Board Member, Tamer's over 15 years of extensive, in-depth finance,investment, audit and administration experience with various employers, he brings a wealth of experience in real estate investments, unique market insight, , and operations which will extensively support the company's ambitious growth plans.
Responsible for Kempinski's Corporate and Hotel Finance Department, Lubbe is also responsible for Information Technology for the group. His role is to drive performance by enabling business, supporting decision-making and resources planning in the hotels Kempinski operates. He is pioneering taking financial services entirely into the cloud to allow for accurate decisions around the clock from anywhere in the world.
Before joining Kempinski, Lubbe was the Vice President Financial Shared Services for Hyatt Corporation in Chicago. During his 27 years of experience in international hospitality, he has lived and worked in Germany, Switzerland, the United States as well as South Africa, and has opened 26 hotels in his career so far.
Ali Mohammed Al Derbasti, a Qatari National, holds a postgraduate (MS) in Engineering Management and Bachelors (BS) in Electrical Engineering both from George Washington University, USA. He has also undertaken extensive training from Harvard, INSEAD and other prestigious institutions worldwide.
He currently heads the Group Real Estate Development at Barwa Real Estate, a leading real estate company listed on the Doha Stock Exchange Market in Qatar. Ali has spearheaded a number of high profile initiatives undertaken by the group since 2006 and has served in various roles and positions within the Group and it's Subsidiaries. In addition, he holds numerous senior positions such as Vice Chairman of Qatar Project Management (QPM), Board Member of SMEET.
In his previous role as the CEO and Board Member of Barwa Al Doha, Ali and his team brought to Barwa the inaugural City Scape Best Design Award for its high profile mixed use development comprising of a super regional shopping mall and five star luxury hotel.
Since assuming the current role as Group Director of Real Estate Development at Barwa, he has overseen the extensive restructuring of group portfolio both locally and internationally.
As a Shaza Board Member, Ali's over 25 years of extensive, in-depth commercial and operational experience in various management positions from diverse sectors, he brings a wealth of experience in real estate investment, unique market insight, project development, and operations which will extensively support the company's ambitious growth plans.
Van der Wal is a highly regarded international hotelier with nearly thirty years' operational experience. He is responsible for translating Kempisnski's group strategy into operational initiatives and performance, in order to deliver on Kempinski's brand promise.
Van der Wal studied French at the University of Nice, has a Hotel Management Diploma from Glion Hotel School in Switzerland, as well as an MBA from Reims Management School in France.
At Kempinski, van der Wal began his career in Munich and over the years has overseen several of the group's key properties, including Beijing, Budapest and Munich, assuming regional responsibilities. Most recently, van der Wal was SVP Europe overseeing 22 properties. Prior to joining the group, he worked in management positions at Radisson, Sheraton and Intercontinental in Austria, Brazil and Venezuela.