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Kareem Derbas

Kareem is the Founder & CEO of Palma Holding. He has over two decades of experience in Dubai’s real estate market, where he has developed the group into a fully-integrated real estate company, with services ranging from development, brokerage, investment and property management. Kareem has managed property portfolio in excess of AED 10 billion. (USD 3 Billion)

Kareem is also the CEO, Partner & Board Member of Palma Investment, which is a company that owns and manages ‘A’ class retail assets.

Prior to co-founding the company, Kareem worked as an Executive Management Consultant at Ernst & Young in London. Prior to that, he was a Risk Management Consultant at Arthur Andersen.

Kareem participated in a 3-year executive education program at Harvard Business School which he completed in 2016.  He also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration (with Honours) from the American University of Beirut. He speaks English, Arabic and Spanish.

Kareem is also a passionate sporting and fishing enthusiast. He regularly competes in international fishing competitions, participating in Fishing Offshore World Championship 2017 in Costa Rica.