Professor Shams Eldien Naga

Group Chairman

Dr. Naga is DHB Group’s Founder and Chairman. He also founded Naga Architects, Designers, and Planners; an award-winning independent practice established in the year 2000.

 

Apart from his extensive experience and a track record filled with accolades, Dr. Naga has been instrumental in infusing passion and innovation in all the projects undertaken by his companies. The Naga and DHB groups have a presence in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Egypt and the United States of America.

 

Dr. Naga has carried out extensive research while in academia, holding a Bachelor’s degree, three Masters’ degrees and a PhD in Architecture and Planning. He has also held full professorships in universities in the US, Egypt and the UAE.

Omar Delawar

Chief Executive Officer

Executive leader with 25 years of experience in leading design, development and construction projects within a wide array of industries, in addition to articulating and executing strategic objectives of various companies. As a frontline leader over the last decade, Omar’s success has been based on good governance, fostering of ideal working environments and leading positive change.

 

Prior to joining DHB, Omar served in the role of Chief Projects Officer at Meraas Holding and Engineers Office of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid al Maktoum for over 13 years. He led various residential and mixed used developments that have changed the urban landscape of Dubai. Some of such projects are City Walk, The Beach, Nikki Beach Residences and Nikki Beach Resort & Spa, Blue Waters that includes the Caesars Palace Hotels, La Mer including the luxurious residential waterfront development, Port De La Mer and Bvlgari Resort & Residences is statement of style situated on a private island off the coast of Dubai. The island project also includes various dining and leisure offerings Apart from the above commercial projects, Omar managed several projects for the Royal Family and several Government entities that included various affordable housing projects, villa developments funded by the Mohammed Bin Rashid Housing Establishment and various palatial and luxury houses around the world.

 

Omar is the Chief Executive Officer of the DHB Group, and his primary role is to promote a customer centric approach across all projects while managing efficiency and quality of delivery.

Stanford Pinto

Director of Investments and Business Support

Stan is a governance and risk management professional with 23 years of experience. He started his career with the Big 4 accounting and professional services firms and went on to hold several leadership roles in companies within the real estate and entertainment industries.

 

Prior to DHB, Stan held various leadership roles in large organizations such Meraas Holding and DXBE Entertainments. At Meraas, Stan was instrumental in creating a sound system of internal controls and governance to create a solid foundation for the company to grow and diversify. He subsequently took on the role of Chief Operating Officer at DXB Entertainments, the owner of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the region’s largest integrated theme park destination, with four theme parks, two hotels, and one retail and dining facility, all spread over 30.6 million sq ft of land. He played a crucial role in the delivery of this AED 10.5 billon project.

 

Stan is based in our Dubai office and oversees the Finance, Governance, Human Resources and Administration functions across the Group and ensures that the Group has a robust support system to achieve its objectives and projects.

Imran Badakodi

Head of Finance

Imran is a strategy focused professional with over 16 years of experience in project finance and investment management. His analytic skills and entrepreneurial mindset have enabled him to play a pivotal part in strategic investment decisions. Imran is also very astute in system implementations and assurance services.

 

Imran worked for over 11 years with a semi-Government real estate developer in Dubai, Deyaar Developments PJSC. His focus was on joint ventures and investments and he led the interface with Deyaar’s key partners including National Bonds, Amlak and Dubai Properties. While accounting and auditing responsibilities come naturally to Imran, he has developed significant expertise in developing project feasibilities and company valuations, managing debt financing, managing the budgeting and planning functions, preparation and presentation of business plans and financial modelling. He has also adept in market research and has been involved in pricing of assets over USD 3 billion.

 

At DHB, Imran plays an important role is the financial assessment of our different ventures, preparation of feasibility studies and business plans and articulating finance strategies and policies for the group. Imran also has overall responsibility for financial control of the Group and ensuring that adequate and effective IT systems are implemented to support the Business.

 

Imran is a US CPA holder and has completed his Master in Business Administration with a specialization in Finance.