First Dubai Company is the result of an idea for investment taken to its logical conclusion. Thinking big, creating high value and earning, as well as growing and maintaining the trust of big-time investors in the Kuwaiti market and abroad, have been the hallmark of First Dubai. We provide a wide range of real estate products and services across the spectrum, from purchasing, apportionment and developing of large areas in select zones to offering ready-to-use residential and commercial spaces.

Education Professional Experience

Mr. Loay Al-Ibrahim holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a specialization in Public Administration from North Carolina State University. In addition Mr. Al-Ibrahim has participated in numerous specialized training programs such as Hotel Supplies Program  – UK, Development Planning and the Role of the Private Sector –Arabic Institute for Planning in association with Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS), Executive Hospitality Management & Strategic Planning Program - Nova Southeastern University, Miami-Florida.

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Mr. Loay Al-Ibrahim

Chairman

Mr. Al-Ibrahim is a result-oriented professional with a proven track-record in the areas of strategy planning and execution, building top-performing teams and achieving success by restructuring operations to drive back growth and profitability.

Mr. Al-Ibrahim is currently the Chairman of Regional Marketing Company, specializing in oil & gas and international trade. He has also held several positions throughout his career such as the Deputy Chairman & Managing Director at Kuwait Catering Service Company. Mr. Al-Ibrahim was also appointed by Kuwait’s Council of Ministers as the private sector representative on the team responsible for the Development of Kuwait’s Islands and execution of the Neutral Zone Agreement, as well as the Team Leader of the Sulaibikhat Coastal Project. He was the Acting General Manager of Safir Hotels & Resorts Company, General Manager Safat Catering Company and the Deputy Chairman of Dhubaiyia Resort Company. During the 1990 invasion, Mr. Al-Ibrahim was assigned by Kuwait’s government in Taif - KSA on a special mission to Tunisia and Morocco aimed at shielding Kuwait’s multiple hotel assets in the two countries from unlawful seizure/takeover.

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Mr. Loay Al-Ibrahim

Chairman
Education Professional Experience

Eng. Salwa Malhas holds a Bachelor and Master›s degree in Civil Engineering from the Jordan University of Science and Technology and has completed courses and programs of continuous executive education and development in real estate development, finance and business administration from Harvard University Graduate School of Design in Boston, USA. She also obtained an accredited Certificate in Business Administration from INSEAD University, as well as an accredited certificate from the University of Chicago in critical decisions about business development and enterprise.

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Eng. Salwa Malhas, ME

Board Member

Eng. Salwa Malhas has more than 28 years of experience in the real estate development sector, developing business models, feasibility studies and corporate business plans, which include objectives, financial flow schedules, profitability and company budget, and is thoroughly specialized in building, developing and operating medical projects and offering tenders for operating laboratories, pharmacies and commercial centers.

She is currently the Group Chief Operating Officer at Al Mazaya Holding Company, where she started her career in the company since January 2004 in the Business Development and Marketing Department. Since then , Malhas has developed, structured, assessed and analyzed the company’s business plan, finding profitable new businesses, supervising its development and growth, participating in bidding projects with the government and the private sector, conducting feasibility studies for various business opportunities, and marketing the company and its projects.

In the past , Malhas served for nine years as the General Manager for ACICO Group, listed on the Kuwait Stock Exchange , where she sourced, conducted research, and proposed new lands for profitable real estate development projects, while overseeing corporate marketing , supervising these projects and proposing tenders. Prior to that, she served as a Tendering Engineer at Al-Zaben International Company (as a first-grade contractor).

She also worked as an assistant university professor in the engineering department at the Jordan University of Science and Technology in the year 1993. In addition, Malhas served as a member of the boards of several real estate and investment companies and is currently the Vice-Chairman of the board of directors of the First Dubai Real Estate Development Company, whose capital exceeds 300 million dollars. Engineer Salwa obtained many training certificates from Kuwait University and the American University in Kuwait. She also participated in several training programs for Executives such as the Blue Ocean program offered by INSEAD, the Future of Technological Developments and their Impact on Business Sectors, and programs dedicated to corporate identity management, marketing, sales, business and project management.

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Eng. Salwa Malhas, ME

Board Member
Education Professional Experience

Mr.Jasem Al Ghanim holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration majoring in International Business from University of San Francisco, California. USA and also holds an Associate Degree in Marketing from Santa Barbara City College, California. USA. He has further participated in Executive Training Programs provided by Harvard Business School.

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Mr.Jasem AL Ghanim

Board Member

Mr. Jasem Al Ghanim has an over 20 years of professional experience in Real Estate. Working as Director for Property Management Dept. in Al Mazaya Holding Co. gradually accelerated through vastly accomplished efforts. Working significantly in real estate development in various projects located in Kuwait, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman and Turkey, conducted a range of real estate researches, working hard in tracking competitors marketing activities; aimed at collecting data to identify the current real estate industries trends and prices to that serve the organization goals. Mr. Jasem is currently a Board member in Waterfront Real Estate Co. since 2013, a Board member in First Dubai Real Estate Development Co. since 2018 and a Member in Kuwait Public Relations Association since 2013.

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Mr.Jasem AL Ghanim

Board Member
Education Professional Experience

Received his Bachelors degree Major in International Corporate Communications and Double Minor in International Business Administration and Film Studies from the American University of Paris, France with Cum Laude distinction.

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Mr. Yousef AL Baijan

Board Member - Independent

Mr. Yousef currently holds the position of General Manager of Al Shaheed Park - Kuwait’s Largest Urban Park and currently serves as a member of the Youth Council LOYAC , a non- profit organization that helps empower the overall development of the youth . Has an extensive experience amounting to more than 13 years in Property Management, real estate development and strategic corporate marketing. Yousef Al Baijan has a diverse track record of achievements that range from conceptualization, creation and implementation of real estate and marketing products across the Mena region. The multiple roles he has taken on over the past decade underline the breadth of his practical experience, as well as his distinct managerial skills in property management and corporate communication. He has served numerous roles   in Mazaya Holding Co.as Marketing and Leasing manager and consequently as the Property Management Manager. He is an International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) Alumni by the U.S. Department of State’s premier professional exchange program - promoting social change through the arts.

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Mr. Yousef AL Baijan

Board Member - Independent