GCC 100 Inspiring Leaders 2019

Font Size

- Aa +

Font Size

- Aa +

Marwan Bin Jassim Al Sarkal

Marwan Bin Jassim Al Sarkal

Company:

Shurooq

Designation:

Executive Chairman

Marwan Bin Jasim Al Sarkal has been an integral to the success of Shurooq since its inception in 2009. He has played an exemplary role in realizing the vision of HH Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, and Sheikha Bodour Bint Sultan Bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Chairperson of Shurooq, of establishing the organization as the driving force behind the transformation of Sharjah as a key investment, tourism, and business destination in the region.

Al Sarkal has proven as a strategic leader as he has spearheaded several of Shurooq’s successful projects such as Al Qasba, Al Noor Island, Al Majaz Waterfront, Al Montazah, Mleiha Archeological Center, Flag Island and Al Maraya Art Centre that has enhanced the tourist, culture and art destinations in Sharjah.

In addition, he recently played a key role behind the launch of Sharjah Sustainable City, the first-fully integrated urban residential project in Sharjah that meets highest sustainability standards, the launch of Al Bait Hotel an Emirati 5-star luxurious retreat hotel in partnership with General Hotel Management (GHM) a leading Singaporean operator of luxury hotels in the world, as well Sharjah Collections to be operated by Shaza group. Furthermore, he was at the helm of the ‘Heart of Sharjah’ initiative; a 15-year historical restoration project of the heritage areas of the emirate.

Under his vision and leadership, Shurooq has actively diversified the emirate’s investment and development sector. The company made major JVs and Partnerships, while working with leading local and internal brands such as; Eagle Hills Sharjah, Mabanee, Diamond Developers, Nakheel, Poltrona Frau, Taca Emirates, GRT Emirates, Se Jong, REI Holding, BESIX and Injazat including to playing a major role in attracting many local and global businessmen and leading women from different industries and markets as part of Sharjah’s FDI drive.

He is a keen patron of giving opportunities to talented Emiratis. He has ambitious and talented young Emirati nationals who hold key strategic and executive roles in Shurooq accounting to 40% in managerial positons.

He has won many awards over the years as confirmation of his dedication and strong leadership and thrive to achieve excellence. He was recently awarded the 2018 CEO of the Year Award and the Spokesperson of the Year in the corporate industry.  He believes in sustaining and developing qualitative work and strengthening Shurooq’s brand presence in the region and the world to be known for its innovation, excellence and fast economic growth.