Brett Schafer
Chief Executive Officer


Mr. Schafer brings over 35 years of international and regional expertise in enterprise leadership and asset optimization to his role as CEO of Rakayez Properties. Prior to this role, Mr. Schafer served as the CEO of the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Properties.

Mr. Schafer is responsible for providing strategic leadership and management of the diverse portfolio of companies, investments, real estate holdings and developments under the Faisal Holding Group while spearheading corporate strategy for business development and growth.

A commensurate business development as well as commercial real estate professional, Mr. Schafer has led the acquisition, development and asset management business of key companies with a wide range of business units, properties and real estate projects in the United States, Canada and across the MENA region. Previously, and also in Dubai, Mr. Schafer was the Senior Managing Director of Al Futtaim Group Real Estate.

Mayssa Abu Hijleh
Chief Marketing Officer

A high-energy professional with extensive experience in marketing, advertising, branding, media management, digital media, and business development for multinational companies across diverse industries in the Middle East. 

Ms. Abu Hijleh has led and executed integrated marketing campaigns for global brands, both corporate and consumer oriented, and maximized synergies while planning digital and conventional media campaign designed to ensure high returns on investment.

Ms. Abu Hijleh also specializes in Marcom across many industries, including TV channels, luxury brands, FMCGs, real estate, and hospitality.

Mohammed Moussa
Chief Legal Officer

Mr. Moussa has legal experience in several fields such as Corporate, Commercial, Manufacturing, Intellectual Property Litigation, Real Estate and Retail.

Mr. Moussa is a General Counsel and was former partner at an International Law Firm.

Mr. Moussa also has significant experience in the negotiation, review and drafting of high value contracts including Joint Ventures and Acquisitions, Intellectual Property Rights, Litigation Strategies and conducting litigation up to the Supreme Court in the GCC.

Anil Kumar
Head Of Corporate Services

A dynamic professional with vast experience in the field of Corporate Finance/Management and Accounting. Mr. Kumar has restructured and implemented the financial reporting processes and have participated in successful market studies and forecasting for product launches.

As Head of Corporate Services, Mr. Kumar leads the corporate finance team and is responsible for the Group’s corporate services that is leading business transformation, cost optimization, process improvement and operational excellence within Group IT,Group Procurement and Group Administration/Government Services.

Mr. Kumar specializes in Strategies, Internal Audit, Risk Management, Process Improvements/Enhancements, Corporate Governance, Internal Controls and Compliance.

Emad Salah
Senior Manager - Property Management

With his extensive experience of over 25 years, Mr. Salah oversees Faisal Holding’s Real Estate Operations by focusing on maintaining the quality of our offerings, resource utilization, and tenant’s satisfaction. He is also a member of the credit committee of Faisal Holding.

Mr. Salah had also held several senior management positions with different reputable groups across the UAE with focused experience in accounting and feasibility studies, acquisitions and dispositions of projects related to the real Estate industry.  

Mr. Salah holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Accounting from the Cairo University.

Tharanga Perera
Senior Manager - Facilities Management

Mr. Tharanga Perera is a Facilities Management Professional with over a decade of experience in the UAE.

Mr. Perera is a Certified Facility Manager from the Middle East Facility Management Association (MEFMA) and an Associate Member of Institute of Environmental Management Association, UK.

Mr. Perera oversee the Facilities Management Operations for all our Rakayez properties across the United Arab Emirates.