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Arif Sheikh


Arif Sheikh
Arif Sheikh

Group CEO & Chairman of Governing Council
  • An accomplished CEO, groomed under the excellence of giants during budding phases of career and winning Boardroom seat at UAE in 1999 at very young age, consolidating superlative executive edges since then, stepped into global markets soon after and widened spread and depth of experience over Real estate, services, manufacturing, IT and exports while being P&L Head have handled and executed Projects honing the skills of Leadership alongside managing Stakeholder expectations. A well-recognized professional in the industry for academic and professional contributions Have been in the Leadership role for last 17 years.
  • In past worked as CEO Gammon India, President -Retail AIPL( Celebration Mall included), ED&CEO EWDPL, and HIRO( Hiranandani ), Wal Mart, Harrods, among few other companies.
  • Wrote two books which are on B school curriculum. Member of Curriculum Board of 5 B schools,Visiting Faculty to Global B schools.
  • Keynote speaker on most of the National conferences/seminars; Appeared in the cover page of three leading business publications for best results in the sector.Wrote more than 100 articles for International publications as well as domestic magazines on various subjects.
  • Excellence in Leadership from Global Retail Forum.
  • CEO-Best Retail Chain Award, Dubai Shopping Festival.
  • STAR- Real estate ICON of India award.
  • Indira Super achiever award by CMO Asia.
  • Reid & Taylor Retail ICON award.
  • Mirror & PR Council of India- Image award.
  • E&Y / Bhaskar - Realty King Award for Best Mall / Best residential township.
  • VM & RD Best l design Award.
  • Accommodation times - Best Commercial Project Award.
  • Retail forum - Best Mall Professional-India 2005 Award.
  • AGBS- Best CSR Programm Award.
  • European Best Mall Marketing Professional Award.
  • Business Innovation Award