Shaikh Hamed Al Khalifa announced as CEO of GFH Properties

He has nearly two decades of experience in urban planning and project development

GFH Properties has announced Shaikh Hamed Al Khalifa as its CEO. He will be responsible for overseeing the group’s continued conceptualisation and realisation of projects in Bahrain and certain regional markets.

Prior to joining GFH, Shaikh Hamed served as general director of Urban Planning at the Ministry of Urban Planning and Municipalities in Bahrain. In this role he led the team that put the revised 2016 Masterplan for the Kingdom in place.

“Shaikh Hamed’s 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 along with our investors, shareholders and partners. We look forward to the completion and continued redevelopment of some of our existing landmark projects under his leadership and to benefiting from his vision for new developments that build and create value for Bahrain and the other markets in which we invest,” said group CEO, Hisham Alrayes.

Shaikh Hamed holds a Master’s in Engineering Management with a concentration in Finance, Economics and Cost Engineering, and a Bachelor of Science in Systems Analysis Engineering both from The George Washington University.

Earlier in his career he served as an Investment Manager at real estate firm Mumtalakat, where he was responsible for overseeing the design, development and launch of major commercial projects and representing the company’s interests in its various real estate portfolios.

Shaikh Hamed concluded, “I’m pleased to join GFH Properties and to assume the leadership of a team that has shown itself to be highly committed, dedicated and successful in the development and launch of iconic projects. These developments have set the bar in terms of design, quality and innovation and which are capable of supporting and helping to further the economic goals of Bahrain’s Vision 2030 and those of other regional markets in which we are active.”

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