Shireen El Khatib is the Chief Executive Officer of Majid Al Futtaim – Shopping Malls and leads a portfolio of 29 shopping malls across the Middle East and North Africa. In her role as Chief Executive, Ms. El Khatib leverages her 25 years of expertise in building strong management teams, healthy organizational cultures, and robust partnerships with global brands.
Prior to assuming this position, Ms. El Khatib served as Chief Executive Officer of Majid Al Futtaim - Fashion and played an instrumental role in developing customer-centric retail concepts and driving operational excellence. Under her leadership, Majid Al Futtaim – Fashion revamped its portfolio of fashion and lifestyle brands and developed a successful expansion strategy into high growth markets across the region.
Ms. El Khatib was the Chief Executive Officer of Al Tayer Insignia, the luxury arm of the Al Tayer Group. In this role, she was the driving force behind building a strong retail portfolio of leading luxury fashion and jewellery brands across the region, and the international expansion of UK and US-based luxury department stores, Harvey Nichols and Bloomingdales, into Dubai.
In 2008, Ms. El Khatib was named by TIME magazine as one of 10 women who revolutionized luxury globally.