Dubai's MAF says ex-Jashanmal chief is new retail CEO

Mall developer and operator Majid Al Futtaim announces Rajiv Suri as CEO of Fashion
Dubai's MAF says ex-Jashanmal chief is new retail CEO
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By Staff writer
Fri 05 Sep 2014 10:13 AM

Majid Al Futtaim, the shopping mall, retail and leisure firm, has announced the appointment of Rajiv Suri as the new CEO of its retail arm, Majid Al Futtaim - Fashion.

Suri has joined the company from Jashanmal where he also held the title of CEO, a statement said.

Ahmed Galal Ismail, CEO at Majid Al Futtaim - Ventures said: "We are delighted to welcome Rajiv to Majid Al Futtaim. He joins at a time of significant growth and expansion for our retailing arm Majid Al Futtaim - Fashion, having recently launched Abercrombie and Fitch Co into the market with their Hollister brand, and also the debut of Halston Heritage into the region.

"We are confident that Rajiv will lead the company to even greater success with these brands and in several exciting opportunities that Majid Al Futtaim - Fashion has in the pipeline."

Suri has been instrumental in the introduction of several brands into new markets including bringing Juicy Couture, Monet & Co and Lucky Brand Jeans to the Middle East and the debut of Burberry in India.

He said: "Majid Al Futtaim - Fashion is a dynamic and innovative business and I am delighted to be joining at such a pivotal time and becoming part of its increasing success.

"I look forward to guiding the company through the fantastic opportunities we have ahead of us and maintaining and exceeding the impressive reputation of Majid Al Futtaim."

Before the end of 2014, Majid Al Futtaim - Fashion plans to further expand its portfolio of stores across the region with new stand-alone boutiques opening for Juicy Couture & HOSS Intropia in Yas Mall, Abu Dhabi in November, Juicy Couture's debut into Qatar in Lagoona Mall, Doha in December and opening the first Abercrombie & Fitch stores in Kuwait.

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