Our Leadership Team

JEREMY LESTER

JEREMY LESTER

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER/ACTING CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
JEREMY LESTER

JEREMY LESTER

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER/ACTING CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Jeremy Lester is the Chief Operating Officer/Acting Chief Executive Officer of Bloom Holding, and as the Executive Director of its Board. Mr. Lester is wholly responsible for operations across all Bloom Holding companies, including Real Estate, Education, Hospitality and Design and Management Services.

Mr. Lester has 35 years of leadership experience in some of the world’s leading blue-chip companies, of which 25 years is in the international real estate sector.

He has been working in the Middle East and Asia for nearly 14 years, where he has led international expansion for several different companies through organic growth, M&A and joint ventures.

Prior to joining Bloom Holding, Mr. Lester was the CEO of Emaar International where he was responsible for the development and growth of Emaar’s international business in several high growth markets including Egypt, Jordan, India, Lebanon, Morocco, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Turkey.

Before that he spent a decade at JLL, where he played a critical role in driving the firm’s growth in real estate sector.

SAED AREKAT

SAED AREKAT

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
SAED AREKAT

SAED AREKAT

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Saed Arekat joined Bloom Holding since its inception in 2007. He plays a pivotal role in leading the corporate finance strategy and is also responsible for overseeing the financial operations for the Group including budgeting and planning, treasury, control and cost synergies, reporting and consolidation, investor relations, corporate accounts and finance ERP applications.

Prior to joining Bloom, Arekat worked as Executive Director at Ernst & Young Baghdad, Iraq. He also acted as a Senior Manager at Ernst & Young in the Assurance and Advisory Business Services department in Amman and Ramallah Offices and was the Chief Audit Executive at Palestine Telecommunications Co. Group.

Arekat holds an MBA from Manchester Business School in the United Kingdom, he is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and holds a Certification in Control/ Risk Self-Assessment (CCSA).

MOHAMED HEGAZI

MOHAMED HEGAZI

HEAD OF SALES AND LEASING FOR BLOOM PROPERTIES
MOHAMED HEGAZI

MOHAMED HEGAZI

HEAD OF SALES AND LEASING FOR BLOOM PROPERTIES

Mohamed is a certified professional and a member of the Canadian Professional Sales Association. With 30 years of experience in the GCC, Mohamed built his foundation of knowledge in Sales and Marketing operations in Bahrain, KSA, and over 20 years based here in the UAE.

Hegazi has been a part of the evolution of real estate in Dubai from the outset. He has led teams as Head of Sales at Damac Properties and at First Group International, where he drove sales strategies with fully-fledged sales arms and solid executional plans, powerfully impacting the real estate market.
As the Head of Sales and Leasing for Bloom Properties, Mohamed leads his elite team by formulating new ways to drive overall sales. He is focused on building solid relationships between Bloom Properties and real estate brokers, as well as business associates across the region. Hegazi also manages a Leasing portfolio of over 1,000 residential, retail and commercial units and is continually working hard to connect with new markets both regionally and internationally.

EVIE BOUSTANTZI

EVIE BOUSTANTZI

GENERAL MANAGER, MANAGEMENT SERVICES
EVIE BOUSTANTZI

EVIE BOUSTANTZI

GENERAL MANAGER, MANAGEMENT SERVICES

Evie manages Property Management as well as b.fm, the Facilities Management arm of Bloom Holding.

A dynamic leader with extensive experience in managing multicultural businesses in construction, facilities maintenance, manufacturing and professional services industries. Over the years, she has developed the ability to implement an industry-disruptive business strategy designed to create new markets, whilst also aligning her workforce to be able to implement it. She is passionate about driving performance improvement and believes there is great value in a long-term view of sustainable, profitable growth.

As CEO, General Manager and Corporate Director, Evie has turned around unprofitable businesses and reinvented the business models for those not in tune with an ever-evolving industry. Previously, Evie worked for multinationals such as Ernst & Young and Mace Group in the United Kingdom, where she was awarded as one of the ‘Construction Industry's Future Leaders’. She is currently the President of over 2,000 London Business School Alumni in the Middle East and her passion for creating value through synergies has led her to be recognised for her ‘Outstanding Leadership and Contribution’ by the school body.

MUBARIK HUSSAIN

MUBARIK HUSSAIN

DIRECTOR OF IT
MUBARIK HUSSAIN

MUBARIK HUSSAIN

DIRECTOR OF IT

Mubarik has over 15 years of IT experience from working for companies across multiple industry sectors; including real estate, construction, finance, education, hospitality, facilities management, oil and gas and retail.
Prior to joining Bloom Holding, Mubarik was the Group Head of IT for Petroserv. During his time there he was responsible for overseeing the IT Department for the group.

Mubarik also participates as a keynote speaker at Chief Information Officer (CIO) events and is also a content provider to IT media publications on topics such as digital transformation, security, technology start-ups and entrepreneurial ecosystems. Mubarik holds an MBA from the University of Cambridge Judge Business School, a BSc (Hons) Computer Science from Anglia Ruskin University and is a Fellow of the British Computer Society.

IMANE MIMID JEIFER

IMANE MIMID JEIFER

HEAD OF HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT
IMANE MIMID JEIFER

IMANE MIMID JEIFER

HEAD OF HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

Imane Mimid Jeifer is the Head of Human Resources Department at Bloom Holding. She comes with 19 years of experience working in HR across Europe, USA and the UAE in different business sectors such as Telecommunication, E-Business, Luxury Retail, Maritime engineering.

Prior to joining Bloom Holding, Imane was an HR Business Partner at Chalhoub Group where she was responsible for the development and growth of employees in luxury brands across GCC such as Dolce Gabbana, Swarovski, Saks 5th Avenue and more. After that, she joined a renowned global Dutch company specialized in maritime where she managed the HR function for the Middle East and Africa.

HAZEM ALLOUSH

HAZEM ALLOUSH

HEAD OF INTERNAL AUDIT
HAZEM ALLOUSH

HAZEM ALLOUSH

HEAD OF INTERNAL AUDIT

Hazem Alloush is the Head of Internal Audit at Bloom Holding. He is responsible for overseeing and improving the effectiveness of Bloom Holding’s internal control environment, risk management and corporate governance. He is also responsible for developing comprehensive internal audit plans in line with Bloom Holding’s strategy.

Prior to joining Bloom Holding, Mr. Alloush was a Risk Advisory Manager at Deloitte, and an Internal Audit Consultant at PWC.

Mr. Alloush holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the Hashemite University in Jordan. He has also obtained his Certified Public Accountant certificate from the state of New Hampshire, USA. He is also a Certified Fraud Examiner by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.