Al Hamra Group appoints new senior executives

September 18, 2017

undefinedRas Al Khaimah-based real estate developer, Al Hamra Group has announced four new major appointments across its finance, hospitality, mall and FM divisions.

Appointments include - Frederic Savoye - president of the Hospitality Business, Ross Hargrove, Manar Mall manager, Paul Healy, head of Facility Management and Raman Garg, group chief financial officer (CFO).

The announcements come part of the real estate developer’s plans to lead the company in its next phase of growth solidifying its position as the market leader in the Ras Al Khaimah.

Garg will lead the company’s finance department, while also fulfilling responsibilities as a member of the Finance Executive Committee (FEC) representing Al Hamra Group. He will report directly to the chairman.

With more than 25 years’ experience, Garg has worked with leading global organisations in manufacturing, financial services and investments. 

Savoye takes over the newly-created role of president if the group’s hospitality business.

He will oversee all aspects of Al Hamra Group’s hospitality offering, which currently includes four luxury hotels and resorts: Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah; Hilton Al Hamra Beach & Golf Resort, The Al Hamra Residence and Village, and the Ritz-Carlton Al Hamra Beach due to open in Q4 2017.

Drawing on two decades’ experience with brands such as Accor Hotels, Kempinski Hotels and Hilton Worldwide, he has worked in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Europe and the Indian Ocean.

At the helm of RAK’s first mall, Hargrove will bring his experience, previously managing multi-million-dollar shopping centres in the UK for Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) and Hammerson, receiving average annual footfall in excess of 10 million visitors.

An expert in matching popular brands with entertainment facilities, Hargrove has been instrumental in leading his teams to numerous awards.

Manar Mall in is currently undergoing a AED 390mn expansion, which will take the total size of the complex from 304,434sqft, to over 600,000sqft.

Paul Healy has been appointed to lead the operation and strategic direction of the company in the UAE and is responsible for the regional growth of Real Estate Management Services (REMS) Facility Management.

REMS is the property management and maintenance service company established by AHRED in 2016.

Healy joined the group earlier this year, having previously worked in the fields of operations and construction, technical direction, engineering and territory management.

He has spent the last 19 years in the Gulf region, working on prestigious projects including the Palm Jumeirah, The World Islands, Burj Khalifa, Yas Island, YAS F1 circuit and Emaar Dubai Marina Phase 1. 

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