Arabian Hotel Investment Conference

April 2020 | United Arab Emirates

Speaker profile

Faisal Shaker

Chief Investment & Development Officer, Jabal Omar Development Company

Faisal Adnan Shaker is the Chief Investment and Development Officer of Jabal Omar Development Company (JODC). Shaker joined JODC in 2016 to handle the company's investments portfolio in both real estate and private equity. He was appointed to supervise existing portfolios as well as potential new investments for the company.  Shaker has over 17 years of experience in local and international real estate investments specializing in fund management, development management and operation. Prior to JODC, Shaker was the Director/Head of Real Estate Investment and the Executive Board Member of VBS development at Vision Capital Group. His role was to re-structure the real estate investment division and manage the real estate portfolio that includes hotels, mix use projects, industrial and commercial assets across KSA, MENA and the UK. He also held the position of Senior Vice President Asset Management and Real Estate Fund Manager for eight years at Al Khabeer Capital where he was responsible for the acquisition, management and disposition for assets within the company's seven real estate funds as well as the development and income funds investing in the UK, US, KSA and Australia.  Shaker's career started at The Saudi Holandi Bank in 2001 as a Relationship Manager where he was responsible for managing a large size credit portfolio, extended to local Saudi companies involved in various industrial sectors including commodity trade, general contracting, services and manufacturing. Shaker holds a BSc in Engineering Science in Architecture from King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah.