Joe Abi Akl

Chief Corporate Development Officer, Majid Al Futtaim

Joe is the Chief Corporate Development Officer at Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, hospitality, real estate, retail, lifestyle, and leisure conglomerate across the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
Joe is responsible for driving growth strategy, business development, digital capability building, innovation, startup investments, and strategic partnerships, and is a board member of several leading startups. He also oversees advanced analytics, digital, fintech and incubation labs for the group, with a team across 20+ countries.
Joe holds a multi-disciplinary engineering degree from Telecom Paris Tech and an MBA degree from INSEAD. He brings over 17 years of management consulting and corporate development experience in consumer industries, tech, and real estate across the Middle East, S.E. Asia, Europe, and Africa. Former experience with Booz Allen Hamilton, Nokia Siemens, and Gemalto.

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