Malek Al Malek

Malek Al Malek is the Chairman of the Board. Malek Al Malek is also the Chief Executive Officer of DHAM, which serves to elevate the city’s position as a global hub for tourism and leisure and enrich living experiences for residents with a range of prime retail destinations and residential communities. Malek leads the executive team of the Group and oversees an extensive portfolio of 10 business districts, 20 retail destinations and 15 residential communities which impact millions of visitors and residents in Dubai.

Since his appointment, Malek has achieved a series of milestones, including optimising operations, increasing efficiency, integrating digital transformation, and consolidating partnerships with relevant authorities and companies. These efforts have contributed to increasing occupancy rates and customer satisfaction levels, enhancing returns.
Malek also serves as the Director General of the Dubai Development Authority, a government entity setting new standards in economic competitiveness, infrastructure, and urban development, as well as developing a business-friendly regulatory framework.

Prior to his current appointments, Malek served as the Group CEO of TECOM Group from 2018 to 2020 and CEO of TECOM Business Parks between 2013 to 2017. He has played an integral and strategic role in TECOM’s growth story since joining in 2002, evolving the Group’s status as a key enabler of Dubai’s Knowledge Economy. He has consolidated TECOM’s position by launching innovative solutions that contributed to attracting major international and regional companies while creating an enabling environment for start-ups – many of which acquired unicorn status.

Malek holds a Bachelor’s in Business Management from the Higher Colleges of Technology in the UAE.

He currently serves on the boards of or as a member of regulatory, and/or significant government and business entities which are listed below:

Board Memberships

Position Start Date End Date
Member of the Higher Committee for Future Technology and Digital Economy July 2022 N/A
Council Member of Dubai Media Council June 2021 N/A
Member of the board of Dubai Waste Management Company PSC June 2020  N/A
Member of the board of Dubai Creek Harbour LLC June 2020 N/A
Council Member of Dubai Freezone Council December 2019 N/A
Member of the Higher Committee of Dubai Urban Plan 2040 July 2018 N/A
Chairman of Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation  May 2018 N/A
Chairman of Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company PJSC (“du”) March 2018 N/A
Council Member of the board of Mohammed Bin Rashid Library November 2016 N/A
Member of the board of Higher Colleges of Technology September 2015 N/A