Steering a firm that operates diverse properties from malls to cinemas across the Middle East towards growth while innovating consistently requires creative thinking. But Majid Al Futtaim Group’s CEO Alain Bejjani makes it look effortless as he introduces innovative tech – robots, touch-free shopping, and interactive cinemas to the region. He did his part during the pandemic too.
To ensure social distancing, he navigated the pandemic with touch-free grocery stores in the UAE and drive-through deliveries at malls in Egypt. He oversaw the integration of Enova’s indoor air quality monitoring tech at Majid Al Futtaim malls in Oman. The project also highlights Bejjani’s commitment to sustainability, for which the firm will reduce its water and carbon footprint by 37% this year. Having spent nine years in senior positions at the Majid Al Futtaim group before taking over as Group CEO in 2015, Bejjani knows the importance of collaboration for growth. With eyes on the future and a focus on staying in tune with the present times, Bejjani aims to create a positive impact on society.