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TECOM GROUP ANNOUNCES DEVELOPMENT OF ITS INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP TEAM

Changes in line with TECOM Groups focus on championing innovation across its six industries

Malek Al Malek: Development of our leadership team is at the forefront of our priorities
Dr Ayoub Kazim appointed as the Managing Director of axs, TECOM Groups Service Vertical
Mohammed Abdullah appointed Managing Director of Dubai Knowledge and Dubai International Academic City
Majid Al Suwaidi appointed Managing Director of Dubai Media City, Dubai Studio City and Dubai Production City
Ammar Malik, Executive Director of Dubai Internet City and Dubai Outsource City
Abdullah Mohaisin, Executive Director for axs Corporate Services

Dubai, UAE: TECOM Group, Dubais leading business enabler and a member of Dubai Holding, today announced the development of its industry management team, to ensure the company is able to continue championing industry growth, as well as focus on Dubais innovation-related initiatives and customer centricity.

These changes reflect TECOM Groups ongoing efforts towards providing an attractive and smart work environment for its 5,100 business partners and 80,000 creative workforce, and fostering entrepreneurship, as well as contributing to the realisation of Dubais economic aspirations through the creation of sector-focused business communities.

TECOM Group also plays a key role in the implementation of the national agenda, aiming to achieve Dubais vision for 2021, launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, with a focus on economic diversification, promoting entrepreneurship, and fostering the contribution of small and medium-sized companies to the UAEs GDP, across its six sectors.

The reorganization of the management team will play a key role in speeding up the implementation of TECOM Groups Innovation Strategy, which aims to transform Dubai into an innovation led economy, and promote Emiratization, through empowering Emirati citizens and supporting their development.

Commenting on the changes, Malek Al Malek, CEO TECOM Business Parks, said;

Over the past 16 years, TECOM Group has played an instrumental role in Dubais diversification and development into a knowledge-economy, and all of our communities are now playing a central role in supporting the Governments efforts to transform the Emirate into an innovation-led economy and a Smart City.

We are committed to providing an inspiring and innovative working environment to our employees, and empowering UAE young qualified talent to lead our vibrant sectors confirms TECOM Groups commitment to developing tomorrows most prominent business and industry leaders
The changes include the appointment of Dr Ayoub Kazim as Managing Director of axs, TECOM Groups Service Vertical, which has centralised Corporate and Government services delivering a smart user experience for TECOM Groups 80,000 workforce.

Dr Ayoub has served as the Managing Director of Dubai Knowledge Village (DKV) and Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) since 2006. Under Dr Ayoubs leadership, DKV and DIAC have grown to become the regions leading centres of learning excellence, and have attracted a number of International universities and training providers, in addition to 24,000 students from 145 countries.

Mohammad Abdullah, who served as the Managing Director of Dubai Media City (DMC), Dubai Studio City (DSC) and International Media Production Zone (IMPZ), has been appointed Managing Director of DKV and DIAC, and he has played an instrumental role in the growth of Dubais media industry, as well as the development of the talent pool in the Emirate. Under Mohammads leadership, TECOM Groups media communities grew to become home to over 2,000 companies, and 20,000 multinational skilled media professionals.

Majed Al Suwaidi, who was previously Managing Director of Dubai Internet City (DIC) and Dubai Outsource City (DOC) has been appointed as the Managing Director of DMC, DSC and IMPZ. Majed has played a leading role in driving the growth of Dubais tech start-up landscape and also championed smart initiatives, with DIC being named a Strategic Partner of Smart Dubai last year. With the increasing convergence of ICT and Media, and more and more content moving online, Majed brings an in-depth understanding of the regions ICT landscape to his new role.

Ammar Malik, Director of Business Development, DIC and DOC, who has been with the Group for 11 years, will be the Executive Director of these communities going forward. Abdullah Mohaisin, who has been with the Group for 12 years, was appointed as the Executive Director of the Corporate Vertical of axs.

About TECOM Group
TECOM Group, a member of Dubai Holding, is a strategic business enabler that contributes to the realisation of Dubais economic aspirations, through the creation of sector-focused business communities and work environments that provide innovative business solutions.

TECOM Groups 11 business communities reinforce Dubais position as a global hub for business and commerce, and have attracted companies and talent from around the world including industry leaders such as Google, CNN, DELL and Unilever. Covering six vibrant industry sectors, TECOMs business communities offer a home in the region to over 5,100 companies ranging from start-ups to multinational corporations with a total workforce of 80,000.

TECOM Group is a committed partner in the governments efforts to transform Dubai into a global business hub, the smartest city in the world, the capital of the Islamic Economy, and is in full alignment with the Dubai Plan 2021. The company has been a major catalyst for Dubais development into a knowledge-economy, and is now a frontrunner in delivering the governments Innovation Strategy, championing the growth of start- ups and small firms as well as the Emirates service sector.

TECOM Groups free zone business communities feature purpose-built facilities and industry-specific infrastructure. These include Dubai Internet City, Dubai Outsource City, Dubai Media City, Dubai Studio City, International Media Production Zone, Dubai Knowledge Village, Dubai International Academic City, Dubai Science Park and Dubai Design District (d3).

Dubai Wholesale City is the Groups newest business community, and the regions first integrated wholesale trading hub, which spans an area of 550 million sq. ft. and was established to serve as a global one-stop shop for a wide range of wholesale products. Dubai Industrial City is TECOMs non-free zone business park dedicated to the manufacturing and logistics industry.

TECOM Group also features a number of pure play companies such as Arab Media Group, a leading UAE media and entertainment organisation which manages Global Village, Arabian Radio Network (ARN) and Done Events.

For more information please visit: www.tecomgroup.ae

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Published Date :- Tuesday, 22 March 2016 08:5

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