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Hesham Al Qassim

8. Hesham Al Qassim

Company: wasl Asset Management Group

Designation: CEO

Country: U.A.E.

Nationality: Emirati

Sector: Hotels & Hospitality

Founded by the Dubai Real Estate Corporation, wasl Asset Management Group holds wasl properties, wasl hospitality & leisure, and Dubai Golf as its subsidiaries. It owns and manages over 31 hotels and serviced apartments as well as five golf and yacht clubs through Dubai Golf. wasl hospitality & leisure has partnerships with Mandarin Oriental, the Hyatt Group, the Marriott Group, the Hilton Group, and Dusit Thani. Al Qassim also chairs Emirates Islamic Bank and is vice chairman and managing director of Emirates NBD. He sits on the boards of Etisalat, International Humanitarian City, and DIFC.