Type to search


Power Hour 2020: Hamid Kerayechian, CEO & Founding Partner, Ayana Holding, Ranks 17th

Photo: Hamid Kerayechian, CEO & Founding Partner, Ayana Holding

CBNME’S Power Hour Annual List of the Middle East’s Top 60 features the most prominent Contractors, Real estate Developers, Consultants, Architects, Facilities Management, Asset Management Companies, and so much more that encapsulates the construction industry.

These influential leaders have reshaped the industry with their introduction of new innovative strategies and thought leadership that makes them stand apart in 2020.

You can check out the full coverage of the Power Hour here.

17. Hamid Kerayechian, CEO & Founding Partner, Ayana Holding

Hamid Kerayechian is the CEO & Founding Partner of Ayana Holding, a prominent international organization headquartered in the United Arab Emirates. Providing end to end industry centric solutions for governments and real estate developers across the globe. With a diverse range of businesses across real estate investment and development, Ayana Holding offers services from, Design, construction management, Marketing, Strategy, Technology, IT and infrastructure, Asset management, Procurement, Hospitality advisory and General trading.

Hamid has full responsibility for executing the strategic direction and ongoing operations for Ayana Holding’s impressive wide-ranging portfolio of companies which include – Alt Technology, Aquila Hospitality, Ayana Properties, Brand Capital, Detay Homes, M2L Concepts, Manya Décor, Nioum, Opaal Interiors, Performaa, XPLOR, VX Studio and WrkBay.

In such a short period of time, the company has reached diverse markets, with ongoing projects not only the Middle East, but the UK, Europe, North America and Asia. With a strong desire to persistently thrive for new challenges, Hamid’s mission is to continue building a network of powerful companies on a global level and for Ayana Holding to become the most internationally renowned brand across real estate sector, an industry Hamid is a tremendously passionate about.

After graduating from the University of South California with a Masters in Engineering, Hamid relocated to Dubai in 2008 and over the course of his career having operated with some of the world’s most influential organizations. With over 17 years of robust experience in the luxury development space and a dynamic entrepreneurial spirit, Hamid is inspired by an innate sense of boldness, integrity and resourcefulness – qualities that he injects to all of his companies, projects and developments.

Hamid’s work and leadership have been recognized with several awards, to name a few, ‘Dubai’s Most Influential People’ and one of the ‘Most Inspiring Leaders in the Middle East’. Hamid was also acknowledged as the ‘Most Admired Leaders of Asia’ and as the ‘Young CEO of the Year’.

Hamid has built a solid reputation for incubating new business models and is regularly featured in highly acclaimed publications, sharing his insight and experience regarding architectural design, master planning, developer-led design, real estate development and investment. His initiatives and market insights are widely admired by peers, his opinions and expertise are highly sought after.

Hamid infuses his companies with an essence of drive, growth and enterprise, which has enabled him to assemble a portfolio of the most prestigious global organizations. As an energetic and interactive leader, he prides himself on managing teams of highly motivated and experienced professionals, who play a fundamental role in the growth, development and delivery of the quality projects and companies that comprise Ayana Holding.

Hamid believes that the eminence and authenticity of each project is enriched by explorative and open collaborations with all stakeholders. He says, “collective creativity enhances each endeavor, resulting in strong and distinctive solutions. Our inventive methods drive global brands to partner with us, cultivating and refining ideas for ambitious environments of all kinds.”