Joe Abi Akl

Chief Corporate Development Officer, Majid Al Futtaim Holding

Joe is the Chief Corporate Development Officer at Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Joe is responsible for driving corporate and growth strategy, business development, M&A, startup investments, and strategic partnerships, and is a board member of several leading startups. He also oversees advanced analytics, digital and technology for the Group. Joe holds a multi-disciplinary engineering degree from Telecom Paris Tech and an MBA degree from INSEAD. He brings over 14 years of management consulting and corporate development experience in consumer industries and real estate across the Middle East, S.E. Asia, Europe, and Africa. Former experience with Booz Allen Hamilton, OSN, Nokia Siemens, and Gemalto.