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Nick Witty Zach Finkel­stein

Dubai-based ride­hail­ing ser­vice Ca­reem has ap­pointed for­mer Lu­mia Cap­i­tal co-founder Zach Finkel­stein as its vice pres­i­dent of cor­po­rate de­vel­op­ment. Finkel­stein will look to ac­cel­er­ate the company’s growth through strate­gic part­ner­ships and in­vest­ments across the Mid­dle East, North Africa, Turkey and Pak­istan re­gion. While at Sil­i­con Val­ley’s Lu­mia Cap­i­tal, Finkel­stein was re­spon­si­ble for in­vest­ment sourc­ing, due dili­gence and portfolio company man­age­ment. He also par­tic­i­pated in Lu­mia’s in­vest­ment in Ca­reem. Prop­erty firm Ch­ester­tons has named Nick Witty as its man­ag­ing direc­tor, over­see­ing op­er­a­tions in the Mid­dle East and North Africa. Witty brings more than 29 years of ex­pe­ri­ence to the role, hav­ing worked across var­i­ous as­pects of the real es­tate in­dus­try, in­clud­ing ac­qui­si­tion and dis­posal, de­vel­op­ment fea­si­bil­ity, fa­cil­i­ties and prop­erty man­age­ment, leas­ing, mar­ket­ing and val­u­a­tion. He has been based in the Mid­dle East since 1998, in­clud­ing five years in Jed­dah, Saudi Ara­bia.

Mamoun Ab­dul­lah

Zyxel Com­mu­ni­ca­tions has re­vealed Mamoun Ab­dul­lah as its new gen­eral man­ager and head of chan­nel for the Mid­dle East. Prior to join­ing the broad­band net­work­ing company Ab­dul­lah worked with Unify Mid­dle East, FVC Dis­trib­u­tor, Exclusive Net­works and Mind­ware Dis­trib­u­tor. He is ex­pected to lead the firm’s ef­forts to es­tab­lish it­self as the most chan­nel-friendly company, as well as im­ple­ment­ing strate­gies aimed at in­creas­ing ef­fec­tive­ness of mar­ket­ing and com­mu­ni­ca­tions.

John Far­relly

John Far­relly has been ap­pointed as mul­ti­prop­erty direc­tor of sales and mar­ket­ing for St Regis Dubai, W Dubai Al Habtoor City, and The Westin Dubai Al Habtoor City. He joins Al Habtoor from Mar­riott In­ter­na­tional, for which he held many roles in­clud­ing a key po­si­tion as part of the pre-open­ing team of JW Mar­riott Mar­quis in Dubai. Be­fore join­ing Al Habtoor In 2015 he was Mar­riott’s coun­try direc­tor of sales and mar­ket­ing for the UAE.

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