Mohamed Binbrek, COO, Dubai Properties
Mohamed Binbrek originally dreamed of being a diplomat. But when he returned to his native UAE after graduating in social sciences at the City of London Polytechnic, a chance interview at ABN Bank led to 20 years in banking. Four years ago, he switched careers to join start-up The Investment Office, now known as Dubai Investment Group, before becoming COO at sister company Dubai Properties, one of the three principal developers of large-scale commercial and residential property projects in Dubai.
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