Group Chief Financial Officer
Israr joined in September 2016 as Group CFO with responsibility for financial leadership of the business and oversight responsibilities cover the Group’s finance, corporate finance, tax, human resource, 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 both UAE and U.K.
He was previously Chief Financial Officer at Arabtec Construction, one of the largest construction company in the Middle East. Prior to Arabtec Construction, he was Group Finance Director with Aldar Properties PJSC, real estate development company with over US$12 billion of assets, where he managed the merger of two publicly listed companies (Aldar Properties and Sorouh Properties with combined market value of US$ 3 billion). He has held a similar position with Mapeley Group in UK where he prepared the company for its IPO and thereafter secondary equity issues. He has also held senior positions with leading companies including CastleHill Capital and Regus Business Centres Plc.
Israr is a Chartered Certified Accountant (FCCA) from U.K and holds a Master’s in Business and Management from the University of East London.