Leadership

Benoy Kurien
Group CEO

Benoy Kurien has been the driving force behind Al Hamra’s successful expansion.

As Group CEO of Al Hamra, the leading real estate developer, services provider and investment company in the Northern Emirates, Benoy oversees the operations and assets of the US$1 billion group.

Benoy started his career with Al Hamra in 1998 and successfully earned his stripes, climbing the career ladder to his current position in a short span of time. He has a wealth of experience working across a range of functions including strategy development & implementation, Shopping malls management and leasing, people management, marketing and facilities management.

An inspirational leader, Benoy has been instrumental in shaping Al Hamra and it many entities, and keeps the team motivated to achieve new horizons of growth. Keeping himself up-to-date with all critical financial and strategic information, he focuses on driving Al Hamra’s sustained growth.

Originally from Bangalore, India, Benoy has a BA in Commerce, Economics, Taxation and Accounting from St. Joseph’s College of Commerce, Bangalore, India.

Christopher Hewett
Vice President, Hospitality

Christopher Hewett is Vice President of Hospitality at Al Hamra, the leading real estate developer, services provider and investment company in the Northern Emirates.

An advisory and development professional with over 13 years’ experience in the MENA hospitality industry, Christopher oversees the growth and development of Al Hamra’s expansive and diverse hospitality and leisure division.

Prior to joining Al Hamra, he served as a Director at TRI Consulting where he consulted high-net-worth individuals, government organisations, international real estate developers on market and financial feasibility, operational reviews, due diligence, negotiation, strategic development planning and hotel valuations.

His experience in the industry has taken him from New Zealand to Australia and the United Arab Emirates, working across renowned hospitality brands.

A people person with strong leadership skills, Christopher is an award -winning industry leader with a strong track record in delivering innovative ideas and fresh concepts that result in outstanding service.

Christopher has a Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality & Tourism Management from Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School, Australia.