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Ex-Arabtec exec hired to drive Dubai's DIFC development

Nabil Al Kindi is appointed as new executive vice president of DIFC Property Development

Ex-Arabtec exec hired to drive Dubai's DIFC development
DIFCs Gate Avenue will open in 2017. [Image: Twitter/Dubai Media Office]

A former Arabtec senior executive has been appointed to oversee the development of Dubai's financial freezone.

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) said it has appointed Nabil Al Kindi as its new executive vice president of DIFC Property Development.

In this capacity, Al Kindi will be responsible for providing strategic guidance and leadership to the Property Development team and overseeing the progress and logistical operations of Dubai International Financial Centre's infrastructure projects - including the DIFC Master Plan, Gate Village Building 11 and the recently unveiled Gate Avenue at DIFC.

Prior to his new role, Al Kindi served as chief operating officer at Arabtec, the regional construction giant, a statement said.

He has also served as chief development officer of Abu Dhabi;s tourism master developer TDIC, the statement added.

"Al Kindi brings to his new role a wealth of experience in delivering major real estate and infrastructure master plans. Al Kindi holds an impressive track-record of achievements in various prominent local and regional architectural and engineering projects," the statement said.

Al Kindi assumes his new role following the departure of Brett Schafer, CEO of Property Development, who has chosen to pursue new opportunities.

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