Mr. Fahad Kazim served as a Chief Investment Executive Office at Bright Smart LLC for two years. Mr. Kazim helped formalise Bright Start's overall investment strategy and oversaw its real estate projects, including a Four Seasons Hotel and a mixed-use development project in Dubai. Prior to joining Meraas, Mr. Kazim worked with PriceWaterhouseCoopers as part of the Transaction Services team, focusing on financial due diligence and valuation assignments and advising clients on buy/sell transactions in the real estate sector with a focus on the hospitality and retail industries. He was also involved in significant assignments, including the establishment of one of the largest real estate development companies in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He serves as Non-Executive Director of Dubai Parks and Resorts PJSC. Mr. Kazim was a member of the audit practice at PriceWaterhouseCoopers in Houston, Texas. Mr. Kazim serves as a Non-Executive Director on several boards, including Dubai Hills and Dubai Inn. Mr. Kazim holds a bachelor's degree in Accounting from Concordia University in Canada and is a qualified Certified Public Accountant.
Nada Al Terkawi
Mrs. Nada Al Terkawi is the Chief Operating Officer at Meraas. As a core member of the management team, she is mandated with overseeing CRM, Human Resources, Administration, Procurement, Information Technology and Event Management. She also contributes to the formation of new subsidiaries, Governance Frameworks, Business Strategies and Goals, Marketing, Workforce Architecture and is an active member in various internal group level committees.
Ruud Hopstaken has a degree in Business Economics from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, after which he followed a postgraduate course in accountancy at the Catholic University of Brabant. During his career he worked consecutively as a Senior Accountant (KPMG Klynveld), a controller (Het Financieele Dagblad) after which in 1996 he became a member of the Board of Management of Buma/Stemra (the largest music copyright organisation in the Netherlands). From 2002-2004 he worked as Director Finance at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, reporting to the Board. In 2004 he was appointed vice-chairman of the Executive Board of the Amsterdam Medical Centre of the University of Amsterdam. From 2014 onwards he decided to give his attention to various assignments. He also serves serveral boards and committees.