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Israr Liaqat

Israr Liaqat

Group Chief Financial Officer

Israr joined as Group CFO in September 2016. He is responsible for the financial leadership of the business, plus oversight responsibilities covering finance, corporate finance, tax, human resources, risk management, insurance, legal, and information technology. Israr has over 20 years of experience in financial management, operations, and corporate finance gained in various senior roles in the UAE and UK.

He was previously Chief Financial Officer at Arabtec Construction, one of the largest construction companies in the Middle East. Prior to Arabtec, Israr acted as Group Finance Director with Aldar Properties PJSC, a real estate development company with over USD 12 billion of assets. At Aldar, he managed the merger of two publicly listed companies (Aldar Properties and Sorouh Properties with a combined market value of USD 3 billion). He held a similar position with the UK’s Mapeley Group, in preparation for the company’s IPO and subsequent secondary equity issues. He also held senior positions with several leading companies, including CastleHill Capital and Regus Business Centres Plc.

Originally from the UK, Israr is a Chartered Certified Accountant (FCCA) and received a Master’s in Business and Management from the University of East London.