senior management

Ahmed Alkhoshaibi, Chief Executive Officer
Ahmed Alkhoshaibi is the Chief Executive Officer of Arada, and the Group Chief Executive Officer of KBW Investments. He has a lengthy corporate history, with expertise stemming from a series of senior managerial positions spanning industries as diverse as heavy machinery and construction. He is a noted serial entrepreneur, having achieved a number of successful exits.

Shimmy Mathew, Chief Financial Officer
Shimmy Mathew serves as Chief Financial Officer of Arada, and as Chief Financial Officer of KBW Investments. He oversees multiple aspects of the company, including several operational pillars. He previously served as Finance Manager for Raimondi Cranes, and has also had extensive experience in the heavy machinery segment in Qatar.

Ed Attwood, Chief Communications Officer
Ed Attwood is the former Group Editor of Arabian Business, the Middle East’s leading weekly business magazine. As well as overseeing Arabian Business magazine and the website, he also managed CEO Middle East, Arabian Business StartUp and Arabian Business Qatar. He previously worked as an Editor on the Middle East desk for Global Insight (now part of IHS Markit).

Derek Rush, Head of Development
Derek Rush has an impeccable 22-year track record as a property development and investment professional, spanning geographies as diverse as the MENA region, southern Africa and Sri Lanka. He previously served as Executive Vice President – Development at Meydan Sobha Group LLC, where he had full responsibility, including design, procurement, construction and delivery, for a landmark mixed-used project within Mohammed Bin Rashid City.

Nabil Elansari, Senior Vice President – Sales
Nabil Elansari has over 20 years’ experience in sales, 11 of which have been gained in the UAE real estate market. He previously worked as Senior Vice President – Sales at Sobha LLC, where he was responsible for maximizing income and profits by implementing advertising and marketing campaigns while promoting a new and innovative range of products and services at the company. He also served as Vice President – Sales at DAMAC Properties, where he was responsible for developing and executing sales strategies and targets.

Shahbaz Ali, Vice President – Sales Operations
Shahbaz Ali has over 19 years’ experience in UAE real estate, specialising in sales operations, project team leadership and strategic planning. He previously worked as Director – Sales Operations at Damac Properties, and as Senior Manager – Operations at Omniyat.