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Dr. Khater Massaad

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Company Description: SIH established new factories in promising and potential markets such as; Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh, India, Nigeria, Ethiopia. Our projects over 3 continents are...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • PhD , Geophysics
  • Msc , Mathematics
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SIH | Star Industrial Holding, 30 Aug 2015 [cached]
Khater Massaad
Dr. Khater Massaad
Dr. Khater Massaad Chairman
Board of Directors | Star Industrial Holding, 13 Feb 2014 [cached]
Dr Khater Massaad Chairman
In 1991 Dr. Massaad began to create RAK Ceramics. Within two decades, RAK Ceramics became a global player and ranked among top 5 producers of ceramics on an international scale. Dr. Massaad's career in the Middle East region began in earnest in the early eighties when he commenced geophysical investigations for clay deposits, dams and water in the GCC and Levant countries.
He was assigned the position of "Project Manager" for various underground water projects in the United Arab Emirates and in the Sultanate of Oman. In 2003, Dr. Khater Massaad was appointed Advisor to The Crown Prince & Deputy Ruler of the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah, His Highness Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi.
He plays a key role in the development of the Emirate which has so far encompassed high value investment ventures in the hotel & tourism industry, logistics, computer hardware industry, and high value consumer products such as exclusive porcelain ware. As CEO of the RAK Investment Authority (RAKIA) a position which he was appointed to in 2005, RAKIA has attracted more than US $1 billion in industrial investments into Ras Al Khaimah. In addition, Dr. Massaad is the Executive Chairman of RAKEEN - the land master-planner and developer in real estate & township development in the Emirate & many international projects.
Dr Massaad is a Swiss National with a PhD in Geophysics and an Msc in Mathematics from Switzerland. He also holds the various positions in RAK ventures.
Real estate company in Bangladesh, RAKEEN, 25 Mar 2015 [cached]
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Dr. Khater Massaad, Chairman of Rakeen Development Company (BD) Limited was founder & Ex CEO of Rak Ceramics PJSC & Group, UAE, Ex CEO, Rak Investment Authority, UAE, Ex MD, Al Hamra Real Estate Dev. LLC, UAE, Ex MD, Al Hamra Fort Hotel & Resort LLC,UAE, Ex MD, Al Hamra Palace Hotel LLC, UAE, Ex Chairman, Rakeen Development Psc, UAE, Ex MD, Rak Airways, UAE, Ex Chairman, Rak Ceramics (BD) Ltd & its associate companies.
Awards: Dr. Massaad was conferred with "FDI Personality of the year 2007-Middle East" award presented by FDI Magazine, a part of Financial Times Group of London. Dr. Massaad was presented with the Masterclass Global CEO Award in 2011. Dr. Massaad also received an Honorary Stevie Award during the International Business Award 2011. Under Dr. Massaad's leadership, RAK Ceramics PSC was adjudged the "Company of the Ysear" by Arabian Business Achievement Award for 2004 & 2005. bUnder Dr. Massaad's leadership, RAK Ceramics PSC was awarded the "Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award". Dr. Massaad was conferred with FDI Personality of the year 2007.
RAK News [cached]
Commenting on the launch, Dr. Khater Massaad, Chairman and Member of the Board, Rakeen said, 'Rakeen's fresh approach to development will act as a catalyst for growth and transform Ras Al Khaimah into a modern and flourishing destination that can capitalise on its huge tourism and commercial potential.
During the Press Conference, Dr Massaad signed contracts with the associates involved with Bab Al Bahr and thanked the companies for their support.
In addition to Dr Massaad, five representatives from associate companies also addressed the press conference, including Dr Imad Haffar, Chief Operating Officer, Rakeen; Aladdin El Khudary, Senior Vice President and Head of Real Estate and Commercial Finance Division, Union National Bank; Andrew Chambers, Managing Director, Asteco Property Management; Ahmed Balbaa, President, B&G Hotels and Resorts and Wahid Attalla.
Under the experienced management of Spectrum Consultants, as one of the region's leading consultancy houses and experts in property development and hospitality, I am assured that Bab Al Bahr will become a distinguished destination and will enable Rakeen to achieve its strategic objectives within a short period of time,' Dr. Massaad added.
RAKIA CEO Dr. Khater Massaad receives ‘fDi Personality of the Year’ Award
RAKEEN will launch its projects on December 09 -, 26 June 2005 [cached]
Announcing the launch dates, Dr Khater Massaad, Chairman, Board of Directors, and CEO RAKEEN said, 'RAKEEN will be a visionary developer and master planner committed to building sustainable projects in the emirate and beyond.
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