Marka’s corporate leadership team brings an unrivalled background of retail excellence. The Board of Directors is comprised of some of the most eminent business personalities of the UAE. The management team brings decades of experience working in international retail, with some of the world’s leading brands.

  • Benoit Lamonerie
    Group Chief Executive Officer
  • Wassim Ghalayini
    Chief Financial Officer
  • Fadi Adib
    Head of Government Affairs & Investor Relations
  • Siba Itani
    Group Legal Counsel & Compliance Officer

Benoit Lamonerie

Group Chief Executive Officer

Benoit Lamonerie is the CEO of Marka PJSC, having joined the company in May 2017, he is responsible for leading the company through its next phase of business growth and developing its hospitality and F&B portfolios. Lamonerie brings over 20 years of experience to the role, having led and managed major projects across a wide variety of sectors both locally and internationally.

Lamonerie joined Marka from his role as CEO of Subsidiaries at Gulf General Investment Company, where he established a proven track record of growth and profitability, and launched the F&B, fashion retail and entertainment divisions of the company.

Lamonerie previously worked for Union Properties PJSC, for Dubai Autodrome LLC, as well for Stephane Ratel Organisation LTD in London and Fédération Française du Sports Automobile in Paris.

Wassim Ghalayini

Chief Financial Officer

Wassim has 25 years of finance and audit expertise. He has worked with leading regional companies including Al Ghurair Group and Masafi Mineral Water Company. In addition, he has extensive operational experience supporting expanding businesses gained as Director of Finance of American University of Sharjah and the University of Sharjah; during his tenure university grew from 700 to more than 10,000 students.

Fadi Adib

Fadi Adib

Head of Government Affairs & Investor Relations

Fadi was part of the team that supported Marka’s founders committee to raise founders’ funds, manage founders’ subscriptions, get the necessary regulatory approvals and finally establish the company. Post listing, Fadi’s role evolved to head investor and government relations drawing on his relationship management skills and deep knowledge of the licensing framework in the UAE having previously supported Ginza Group in sourcing locations and licensing and launching of multiple fashion stores and fine dining restaurants during his 10 year tenure with the company. He was also part of the business development team that set up Evolvence Knowledge Investment, the education platform of Evolvence Capital. Prior to that, he worked for a local investment firm where he was responsible for various investor relations activities including communication of portfolio performance to investors and building solid relationships with brokers, analysts and other significant market participants in the region.

Siba Itani

Group Legal Counsel & Compliance Officer

Siba joined Marka PJSC as a Group Legal Counsel & Compliance Officer in January 2017, she is responsible for overseeing the Legal and Governance Functions in Marka PJSC, securing legal protection for the Company and Corporate Compliance Program, and supervising the implementation of the company's bylaws, policies and regulations.

Siba has over 14 years’ experience in all aspects of corporate law, Corporate Governance and Compliance having previously worked with MTC Touch Lebanon managed by Zain telecom, Ernst and Young and International Golden Group, Abu Dhabi. 

Siba holds a Master’s Degree in International Trade Law from Beirut Arab University, and an International Diploma in Corporate Governance, Risk, and Compliance - International Compliance Association. 

Siba is a Member of the International Compliance Association in UK and a Member of Dubai International Arbitration Centre.

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Marka’s corporate leadership team brings an unrivalled background of retail excellence. The Board of Directors is comprised of some of the most eminent business personalities of the UAE. The management team brings decades of experience working in international retail, with some of the world’s leading brands.

Benoit Lamonerie

Group Chief Executive Officer

Benoit Lamonerie is the CEO of Marka PJSC, having joined the company in May 2017, he is responsible for leading the company through its next phase of business growth and developing its hospitality and F&B portfolios. Lamonerie brings over 20 years of experience to the role, having led and managed major projects across a wide variety of sectors both locally and internationally.

Lamonerie joined Marka from his role as CEO of Subsidiaries at Gulf General Investment Company, where he established a proven track record of growth and profitability, and launched the F&B, fashion retail and entertainment divisions of the company.

Lamonerie previously worked for Union Properties PJSC, for Dubai Autodrome LLC, as well for Stephane Ratel Organisation LTD in London and Fédération Française du Sports Automobile in Paris.

Wassim Ghalayini

Chief Financial Officer

Wassim has 25 years of finance and audit expertise. He has worked with leading regional companies including Al Ghurair Group and Masafi Mineral Water Company. In addition, he has extensive operational experience supporting expanding businesses gained as Director of Finance of American University of Sharjah and the University of Sharjah; during his tenure university grew from 700 to more than 10,000 students.

Fadi Adib

Head of Government Affairs & Investor Relations

Fadi was part of the team that supported Marka’s founders committee to raise founders’ funds, manage founders’ subscriptions, get the necessary regulatory approvals and finally establish the company. Post listing, Fadi’s role evolved to head investor and government relations drawing on his relationship management skills and deep knowledge of the licensing framework in the UAE having previously supported Ginza Group in sourcing locations and licensing and launching of multiple fashion stores and fine dining restaurants during his 10 year tenure with the company. He was also part of the business development team that set up Evolvence Knowledge Investment, the education platform of Evolvence Capital. Prior to that, he worked for a local investment firm where he was responsible for various investor relations activities including communication of portfolio performance to investors and building solid relationships with brokers, analysts and other significant market participants in the region.

Siba Itani

Group Legal Counsel & Compliance Officer

Siba joined Marka PJSC as a Group Legal Counsel & Compliance Officer in January 2017, she is responsible for overseeing the Legal and Governance Functions in Marka PJSC, securing legal protection for the Company and Corporate Compliance Program, and supervising the implementation of the company's bylaws, policies and regulations.

Siba has over 14 years’ experience in all aspects of corporate law, Corporate Governance and Compliance having previously worked with MTC Touch Lebanon managed by Zain telecom, Ernst and Young and International Golden Group, Abu Dhabi. 

Siba holds a Master’s Degree in International Trade Law from Beirut Arab University, and an International Diploma in Corporate Governance, Risk, and Compliance - International Compliance Association. 

Siba is a Member of the International Compliance Association in UK and a Member of Dubai International Arbitration Centre.

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