Aqil Kazim named new Nakheel CCO

Dubai developer Nakheel has named Aqil Kazim as chief commercial officer of the firm. Kazim, who joins from Jumeirah Golf Estates, where he was director, replaces Manal Shaheen, a company spokeswoman said yesterday.

Shaheen, who joined Nakheel in 2005 as assistant sales manager, had largely played a sales and marketing role at the firm, but has stepped back.

Manal Shaheen has left the company, a company spokesperson said yesterday. She gave no details.

In January, Nakheel said it made a $10.3 million (Dh37.8m) coupon payment on its $750m bond due 2011. Shaheen's departure follows the resignation in January of David Jackson, the former chief executive of Istithmar World, Dubai World's investment arm.

 

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