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Farhad Azizi

Farhad Azizi


Azizi Developments



An industry veteran with over a decade of management experience in banking, construction, oil and gas and hospitality industries, Farhad Azizi is the CEO of Azizi Developments.

A business strategist and management expert, Azizi has an exemplary track record in project implementation and has substantially contributed to the long-term value of the organisation. With his customer-centric mindset and strong business insights, he has positioned Azizi Developments as a leading developer in the region.

Azizi is responsible for the company’s overall operation and management and has been the driving force behind the strategy, guidance and direction of the managerial team. Bringing out the best from his team through his inspirational leadership style, he has been instrumental in instituting management best practices.

Under his leadership, Azizi Developments has emerged as one of the leading property developers in the region, delivering world-class, integrated residential destinations that assure an outstanding return on investment and rental yield appreciation. He also drives the company’s expansion – strengthening international investments in property – and developing the Azizi footprint to high-growth, international markets beyond the developer’s 200-plus projects that are under various stages of development and planning.

With his in-depth insights on market trends and future forecasting, he has introduced innovative approaches covering sales, marketing, and project management that not only create value for customers but also drive organisational efficiency by optimising the use of resources.

Azizi subscribes to the need for trust and transparency between developer and investor. Reshaping the dynamics of community living with a focus on residential wellness,

Azizi’s hands-on approach to project development is driven by a customer-first strategy and an emphasis on leveraging next-generation technologies to achieve service excellence and ensure on-time project delivery.

Azizi is a true global citizen, holding dual citizenship from Afghanistan and Germany and raising a multicultural family. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Business and Languages from the University of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Suffolk Boston University, Massachusetts.

Azizi was featured in Arabian Business’ 100 Inspiring Leaders in the GCC List in 2019 and was ranked among the top five in Construction Business News’ 2019 Power Hour List.

A philanthropist, he is passionately involved in social causes. Through the Azizi Foundation and partnerships with other charitable institutions, such as the Rashid Centre for the Determined Ones, he strives to empower the underprivileged and leads public initiatives that enhance the well-being of all people.