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Raouf Derbas

Raouf Derbas is a Principal Founder of Palma Holding. With over 40 years of experience in construction and development, he provides pivotal insight and direction to the Board of Directors.

Raouf’s early career started with the construction industry in the 80’s in the United Arab Emirates. In the 90’s he established his real estate development business in Spain, taking advantage of the rapid growth in tourism and international investment in holiday homes in Spain. In the early 2000, Raouf expanded his real estate development capability back to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates to participate in one of the largest real estate booms in history.

Under Raouf’s guidance, Palma Holding went on to build various award-winning residential developments across Dubai’s premium waterfront districts.As the company’s Non-Executive Chairman, Raouf continues to leverage on his vast experience and wise leadership capabilities to provide insight and guidance to the Executive Management Team and Board of Directors. He also sits on the company’s Investment Board.

Raouf’s passion remains routed in sports and travelling.