Executives

Brett Schafer
Chief Executive Officer

Executives

Mr. Schafer brings over 35 years of international and regional expertise in enterprise leadership and asset optimization to his role as CEO of Faisal Holding. Prior to this role, Mr. Schafer served as the CEO of the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Properties.

Mr. Schafer is responsible for providing strategic leadership and management of the diverse portfolio of companies, investments, real estate holdings and developments under the Faisal Holding Group while spearheading corporate strategy for business development and growth.

A commensurate business development as well as commercial real estate professional, Mr. Schafer has led the acquisition, development and asset management business of key companies with a wide range of business units, properties and real estate projects in the United States, Canada and across the MENA region. Previously, and also in Dubai, Mr. Schafer was the Senior Managing Director of Al Futtaim Group Real Estate.

Mayssa Abu Hijleh
Chief Marketing Officer

A high-energy professional with over 18 years of experience in marketing, advertising, branding, media management, digital media, and business development for multinational companies across diverse industries in the Middle East. 

Ms. Abu Hijleh has led and executed integrated marketing campaigns for global brands, both corporate and consumer oriented, and maximized synergies while planning digital and conventional media campaign designed to ensure high returns on investment. Ms. Abu Hijleh also specializes in Marcom across many industries, including TV channels, luxury brands, FMCGs, real estate, and hospitality.

Anil Kumar
Head Of Corporate Services

A dynamic professional with 20 years’ experience in the field of Corporate Finance/Management and Accounting. Mr. Kumar has restructured and implemented the financial reporting processes and have participated in successful market studies and forecasting for product launches.

As Head of Corporate Services, Mr. Kumar leads the corporate finance team and is responsible for the Group’s corporate services that is leading business transformation, cost optimization, process improvement and operational excellence within Group IT, Group HR, and Group Procurement and Group Administration/Government Services.

Mr. Kumar specializes in Strategies, Internal Audit, Risk Management, Process Improvements/Enhancements, Corporate Governance, Internal Controls and Compliance.

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