The 100 Most Powerful Arab Women 2015
Thu 26 Feb 2015 12:00 PM
Zainab Mohammed

Zainab Mohammed

Industry: Real estate

Company: Wasl Properties

Designation: CEO – Property Management and Marketing

Country: UAE

As CEO of property management and marketing at property developer wasl, Mohammed has built a reputation as a driving force behind Dubai’s real estate sector.

Mohammed plays a critical part in running the company that looks after the property portfolio owned by the government’s Dubai Real Estate Corporation (effectively the emirate’s biggest landlord). She and her team oversee several of wasl’s most important divisions.

She also overlooks the wasl call centre, and wasl owners’ association management, and if that isn’t enough for one person, Mohammed also sits on the board of Emaar Industries and Investments.

Her position at wasl is a rarity for women in the region’s real estate industry - an industry which remains male-dominated, but is changing thanks to the likes of Mohammed.

She said in recent interview: “This scenario represents a challenge for female professionals working within it. However, women have proven that they have what it takes to be leaders in all sectors… I believe that if a woman works hard and utilised every opportunity, she will get where she wants to be.”