FROM A MAINTENANCE CONTROLLER TO THE GOLDEN AWARD FOR BEST CEO OF "RETAIL PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR 2019".
Eng. Wail Mobarak Balkhair, CEO of Sahat Property Management Co. specializing in the management of shopping centers, received the Golden Award for the best CEO of "Retail Professional of the Year 2019'' at Retail Congress #RCM19 MENA Shopping Centre and Retailer Awards, which was recently held in Dubai on October 29, 2019. Eng. Wail Balkhair has been praised with his distinction by Mr. Younis Al Mulla, Chairman of Middle East Council of Shopping Centers, MECS+R.
Eng. Wail Mobarak Balkhair has achieved many successes during his career starting in 1999 from a maintenance controller in a night shift with minimum wages at that time, passing by many positions in his career, including some related to the benefit of the industry such as the Chairman of the Shopping Centers Committee and a member of the Entertainment and Tourism Committee in the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce, as well as appointed as a Board member on the Board of Directors of Middle East Council of Shopping Centers in Dubai, until he reached his current position as CEO of Sahat Company, which was crowned with success and won the Golden Award for best CEO of "Retail Professional of the Year 2019" showcasing his efforts and passion to the industry and pursuit for learning all that is new and innovative in the shopping center sector.
Commenting on the Award, Eng. Wail Mobarak Balkhair said: “I am honored to receive this prestigious award and this appreciation, following the evaluation conducted by the International Jury of Shopping Centers in the MECS+R, according to criteria that focused on excellence in the shopping centers sector, and contributing with the team to make a difference in the company we work for, the outstanding financial factors, and the initiatives that have been put into practice, I especially credit for his Mighty Allah then the prayers of my mother, support of my family and the efforts of my colleagues. I hope that this story to influence young men and women approaching this field to be inspired that no matter how modest beginnings, but the summits are not impossible".
This award is a testament to the great efforts exerted by the team of Sahat Company under the leadership of Chairman of the Board of Directors Mr. Mohamed Iqbal Alawi to consolidate and develop the future status of the company.
It is worth mentioning the mission set by Sahat Property Management Co. is to develop the shopping center sector in Saudi Arabia, especially in the holy places such as Makkah and Madinah, in order to integrate with the Vision 2030 of Saudi Arabia.