Company: REIT Manager
Designation: Co-Founder, Deputy Chairman and CEO
Arriving in Dubai in 2006, Sylvain Vieujot recognised real estate as one of the main drivers of the city’s economy. So when the 2009 financial crisis hit, the 40-something Frenchman saw the clear potential in what looked like a desperate situation. The result was Emirates Real Estate Investment Trust, one of the first such trusts in the region but which now has a total portfolio of more than $750m. Vieujot has a masters in entrepreneurship from HEC, Paris, France.