RAHAIL ASLAM Rahail Aslam is a business leader with his finger on the pulse. It’s his pioneering vision that has propelled Select Group’s rapid growth in such a short span of time. His hands-on attitude and personal philosophy of giving the maximum value to customers have been the leading principles in all his business ventures. His vision for the future is focused on diversification and innovation, while strictly adhering to the existing principles of transparency and ethical responsibility. A believer in identifying the needs of the customers well in advance, he actively foresees the research and development segment of the group himself. Rahail supports various educational and humanitarian initiatives.
Chief Executive Officer
Message from Rahail Aslam:
“The vast array of potential opportunities in this region has made our future strategic growth plans very obvious. We believe in the vision that the forefathers of this great land had and see the United Arab Emirates emerging as an even more significant player on the world stage in the coming decades. Above all things we value the hospitality and generosity that is accorded to all residents and plan to carry on contributing to the success story that is UAE.
In order to achieve our goals, Select Group adheres to guiding principles of Corporate Governance and Ethical Responsibility. Each and every member of the Select Group team is committed to these values and is periodically trained accordingly. Most importantly, our customers and stake holders remain our greatest strength and we are more determined than ever to ensure that they always get the maximum possible value for their investments along with world class service.”
Chief Operating Officer
Colin started his career with Lend Lease where he worked on various master development schemes across Western Europe including Siemens ‘Isar Sud’ project in Munich. After establishing, growing and selling his own property development business, he moved to the UAE in 2004 and worked with MAF Investments where he completed and developed Ski Dubai as an integral member of the Mall of the Emirates team.
In 2006, Colin joined Kenmore Property Group to head their Middle East business and completed major residential and commercial property transactions in Qatar, Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Riyadh, including the setup and management of various funds in the region. As CEO, he later co-founded and managed Intouch Capital which is a Swiss regulated asset manager. During his time there he launched property funds in the Gulf and East Africa, and then and incorporated the Middle East's’ first official REIT, ‘Emirates REIT’ domiciled in the DIFC.
Colin holds an MBA from Liverpool University and is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
Executive Director Developments
As Executive Director Developments for Select Group, Panos Spyropoulos is spearheading the highly experienced development team at Select Group. With a masters degree in civil engineering and over 28 years of experience in the construction industry, prior to joining the group, Panos was leading the development department of Emaar Properties. He was involved in planning and directing internal Emaar staff and external Project Managers in a number of prestigious developments including Dubai Marina, Burj Dubai, Emirates Hills and Gold & Diamond Park. The construction cost of projects under his control exceeded AED 11billion. His extensive experience has spanned over projects based in various countries including Indonesia, Greece and Saudi Arabia. His illustrious achievements includes iconic projects like Novotel – a four star hotel consisting of 420 rooms, two business parks developed by Emaar in Burj Dubai, International Academy, Golf Clubhouses, community centres, schools and Town Centres in Emirates Hills, shopping malls, high rise residential and office towers in Dubai Marina and Burj Dubai and the 60 storey The Address hotel developed in Burj Dubai amongst many others. He was also responsible for leading the engineering team in construction of the Court of Appeal complex in Athens and a number of projects for the World Bank in Saudi Arabia and Indonesia".
Director Finance & Investments
With a wealth of 18 years of experience in a broad spectrum covering all aspects of Finance Management, Noor Khan’s role directly overseas all the group’s operations and developments and plays a key role in the strategic direction of the group. His much sought after profile includes projects with some of the leading blue chip real estate developers of the middle-east region like Majid Al Futtaim Group of Companies – Dubai & Oman, Citystars – Egypt, Dubai International Financial Centre (later Dubai Properties) and Dubai Festival City (DFC) of Al Futtaim Group of Companies. Noor was one of the key members of the core team that developed the concept design & financial feasibility for Arabian Bays (now Cultural Village) that laid the foundation for the business plan of Business Bay, a 540 million sq ft BUA project of Dubai Properties. In his previous capacity as Corporate Controller of DFC, Noor was one of the two key executives responsible to manage one of the largest privately arranged funding programme for Dubai Festival City’s USD 4 Billion development (phase 1).
OKBAH ABDUL KARIM
Okbah has been responsible for the completion of some of the most sought after projects in Dubai like the Emirates Towers and the Dubai Sports City. With an MBA from the University of Wales and fifteen years of project management experience to his credit, Okbah has an impressive list of realized projects as a Senior Project Manager. Prior to joining Select Group, in his previous role with Emaar properties, the total value of projects under his supervision was in excess of AED 2.5 billion. Other projects in his portfolio included the Dubai Marina Mall and Hotel Apartments, Dubai Marina Office Tower, Dubai Gold and Diamond Park, Staff accommodation complex in Al Quoz Dubai, Hatta sports club and construction of a residential colony of 88 villas, two schools and three clinics also situated in Hatta. Okbah, in his role as Director, safeguards the high standard of construction applicable in Select Group endeavors and maintains project management controls necessary for tracking progress
MOHAMMED A. ABDULHADI AL RAWI
With over 17 years of experience as a Design Architect, Mohammed Al Rawi brings with himself a wealth of experience to Select Group. Holder of a Masters Degree in Architecture, he has been involved in managing various internationally renowned projects. His responsibilities included managing and administering a number of building contracts simultaneously including international multidisciplinary project management firms, design and supervision consultants and also coordination with a multitude of local authorities. Prior to joining Select Group, Mohammed was involved with iconic projects like Dubai Marina Promenade, The Marina Quays, Golf house and Yacht Club at Dubai Marina. He also played the role of a Project Manager for The Dubai Mall. As Projects Director for Select Group, Mohammed is responsible for ensuring design and construction work in tandem to ensure smooth implementation of projects in accordance with codes, standards and modern building techniques
Mr. Brady holds a Masters Degree in Facilities Management from the University of Westminster, London and a HND in Electrical Engineering. He is also a member of the British Institute of Facilities Management with over 25 years experience (10+ in the Middle East) in the provision of asset and facilities management services, enveloping a comprehensive variety of clientele and projects. He has extensive experience in strategic and operational facilities management and associated support services and has held senior management positions within blue chip corporate organizations in the UK and Ireland.
Director Asset Manager