Abdulla Bel-Houl, with a MBA from the Higher Colleges of Technology and more than 16 years experience, rapidly built his career in both Engineering and General Management fields to include senior roles such as Chief Commercial Officer of TECOM Group (Dubai Holding); he previously served as CEO – Dubai Industrial Park for TECOM Group & Executive Director – Building Project Management. Post his Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering Management, Abdulla leveraged his business acumen, and innate leadership and customer relationship skills to expand his experience to include Real Estate Development, Strategic Business Development and Industrial Policy formulation, developing a reputation for building sustainable partnerships that collaboratively deliver on objectives. In his recent appointment as CEO of Dubai Industrial Park, Abdulla transformed the business to achieve an outstanding result of CAGR of 27% over 5 years.
Abdulla has proven to be highly flexible and adaptable with a rapid learning curve that means he delivers value in both the short and long term. Abdulla brings a host of knowledge gained from leading organizations such as Department of Civil Aviation, Dubai Properties and TECOM Group, which combined with his broad experience across functions, positions him ideally within the Leadership Team. Abdulla is energised by working with and leading teams of high energy professionals in developing and executing on the growth story, as well as unlocking new products and opportunities. He has led many different and diverse teams over the course of his career, and is able to unlock the performance potential in those he leads.
Between 2002 and 2007 Abdulla held various managerial positions at Dubai World Trade Centre and the Dubai Department of Civil Aviation’s Engineering Department, creating value through both revenue optimization and value re-engineering for both internal and external stakeholders. In 2007 Abdulla joined Dubai Properties where he managed the engineering requirements for a number of major master planned projects, including Business Bay, Culture Village and the Dubai Land Residential Complex. His high impact and contribution to the overall organization has led to his rapid progression within Dubai Holding umbrella companies serving as board member for Lagoon Development L.LC. (Dubai Holding JV with Emaar) and Emirates Central Cooling Corporation, EMPOWER (Dubai Holding JV with DEWA). In his current position as the Chief Commercial Officer of TECOM Group, Abdulla oversees the growth and development of 11 Business Communities and Business Services.