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Shaikhani Group appoints new Chief Operating Officer

Dubai-based developer Shaikhani Group has appointed a new Chief Operating Officer (COO) as it aims to stay on course to complete AED 3.5bn ($950mn) worth of projects in the UAE.

Alan James Gammon will oversee activities including asset management, new business, joint-venture partnerships and day-to-day operations of the real estate business.

Mahmood Abu Baker Shaikhani, Managing Director of Shaikhani Group, said: “The appointment of Mr. Gammon will help Shaikhani Group to pursue its expansion initiatives and realise its vision for 2025.

“His undisputed expertise in the real estate sector will help us firmly maintain our position as one of Dubai’s leading real estate institutions.”

Gammon previously served as the Director of Business Development for the Funsho Management Consulting group and advised on investment opportunities in the real estate and hospitality business.

Prior to that he was COO with Royal Groups Yosh Hospitality managing all aspects of the hospitality and property portfolio.

He has also worked in the capacity of Vice President at DAMAC properties where he was responsible for the customer journey from point of sale to handover.

At the Majid Al Futtaim group he was responsible for mixed use developments service operations including The Wave in Muscat.

He spent 15 years working at British Airways in various operational and people management roles and prior to moving to the UAE acted as Director of Management Services for the Hamptons International group in London where he had responsibility for Property, Tenancy, Asset Management and Client Accounts.