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MECSC Announces New Board of Trustees

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The Middle East Council of Shopping Centres (MECSC) today announced that three women have been elected to its board of trustees. This marks the first time in the organizations 19 year history that a woman will join the board. The three female appointees are: Maimunah Soliman Shebani, marketing manager, the Zubair Corporation and President of the Oman Retail Association; Salma Shasha’a, leasing and marketing manager, the Abdali Boulevard Company; and Nada Saleh Al Ateegi, general manager, Kingdom Centre.

In addition to the three new female appointees, nine new board members have also been elected, they are: Rashid Doleh, co-founder and partner, mSquared Shopping Centres; Avijit Yadav CMD, CSM, CDP, general manager marketing & operations, GLA Property Management Company W.L.L; Ehab Mahmoud

Kamel, general manager of retail leasing, The Pearl Qatar; Salman Albaiz, executive director and member of the board of directors, Granada Center; Magejana “Geji” Masilela, COO – malls, KINAN International Real Estate Development; Joseph Cremesty, managing director and founding partner, Retail Consulting Group (“RCG”); Sajid Sayed, general manager, Giordano Fashions, LLC; Simon Wilcock, CEO, Arabian Centres; Shane Eldstrom, CDP, CLS, CSM, director of development, National Real Estate Co.

“Behind every strong association is a strong board of trustees, and these 12 individuals will ensure that MECSC continues to be the premier shopping centre association in the region,” stated David Macadam, chief executive officer, MECSC. “These new trustees have a vast and diverse background in the retail real estate industry and I, along with the current board members, look forward to working with them during their term,” Macadam added.

The board of trustees’ primary responsibility is to assist MECSC in the in the implementation of its mission statement, which is to provide educational programs on all aspects of shopping center development, finance, management, marketing, and other specialized areas of professional interest; conduct meetings and other programs designed to promote the exchange of ideas among members; and to advocate the interests of the shopping center industry throughout the Middle East.


The Middle East Council of Shopping Centres is the regional trade body representing the shopping centre industry in the Middle East and North Africa. Established in 1994, MECSC has grown over the years and has a strong and closely connected member base of over 750 industry professionals from all over the Middle East and North Africa representing shopping mall owners, developers, marketing managers, leasing managers and specialists, retailers, consultants, property managers, financiers, accountants, government officials, and industry suppliers. Visit : ..

Affiliated with the International Council of Shopping Centers, MECSC provides its members with unparalleled local and international business contacts and support through its network of international affiliates.

About ICSC

Founded in 1957, ICSC is the premier global trade association of the shopping center industry. Its more than 60,000 members in over 100 countries include shopping center owners, developers, managers, marketing specialists, investors, retailers and brokers, as well as academics and public officials. As the global industry trade association, ICSC links with more than 25 national and regional shopping center councils throughout the world. For more information, visit : .. .

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