Leadership

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Lawrence Elms

Chairman

Lawrence is a master developer, with over 30 years’ experience in large-scale, mixed-use development in Asia, Australia, the Middle East and the CIS. Lawrence is currently Chairman of the URBN group of companies and leads the planning and/or development of projects with an end value exceeding $6 billion. Formerly CEO of the Land Company (now Dubai Properties), he led the conception and planning on three of Dubai’s most significant projects; chief among them the $2 billion Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). Prior to that, Lawrence led the commercial real estate development at Hung Kuo Group, the investors that developed Taipei 101, then the world’s tallest building, as well as mixed use projects throughout China and Southeast Asia.

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Vusal Agayev

Chief Operating Officer

Vusal is a lawyer specialising in international business and cross border trade, with a decade of experience across Russia, Turkey and the UAE. Supporting the Chairman, Vusal leads the management team, resource development and business expansion in addition to government and shareholder relations.

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Frazer Elms

Director Of Development

A Project Management Professional, Frazer coordinates contractors and consultants to deliver highly complex projects on time, within budget, and to the quality required. Projects to date include high-end residential, retail and hotels. Frazer holds a masters degree in project management from the Australian National University.

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Chris Aspinall

Director Of Architecture, Planning and Design

A time-served professional delivering hospitality, residential and commercial projects globally: Chris is a concept and feasibility specialist. With 20 years’ architectural experience working for some of the world’s best practices, including Chapman Taylor, Benoy and HBA; he brings a wealth of design talent and experience to the team.

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Faiq Abdullayev

Chief Financial Officer

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Patrick J. McDonald

Director of Hospitality

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Nuraddin Hasanov

Procurement Director

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Mark Lavery

Technical Design Manager

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Kanan Mehdizade

Liaison Manager

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Onur Aciel

Senior Project Manager

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Elvin Abdulgasimov

Head of Internal Audit

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Amila Gayan

Contract Manager

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Burcu Durak

Senior Planning Engineer

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Alexander McPherson

Design Manager

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Tang Yan

Chief Designer

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Samira Mustafayeva

Human Resources Manager

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Elnur Nuraliyev

Marketing Manager

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Ahmad Zaraket

MEP Manager

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Graeme Johnston

Fit-out Package Manager

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Martin Astle

Head of Facilities Management and Retail Delivery

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Telman Huseynov

Business Development Manager

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Philip Sharples

Landscape Division Manager

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Zaur Aliyev

Head of Health, Safety and Environment

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Mujtaba Nawaz

Senior Quality Assurance/Quality Control Manager

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Nihat Ezen

Senior Facade Engineer