Stuart Gissing is the General Manager of Al Qana, the new waterfront dining and entertainment destination in the heart of Abu Dhabi. In his role, he oversees, manages and spearheads the overall concepts of Al Qana through development to implementation and full operational planning
With over 30 years of experience in corporate and retail real estate industries, Stuart has carried out over 65 million Sq Ft of retail development and shopping centre projects across the MENA region.
Prior to joining Al Qana, Stuart was the Regional Director, Middle East and North Africa, for Colliers International, working for the past 18 yrs with strategic and regional clients on shopping malls, retail design development and property management services, providing oversight and key advisory roles to some of the region’s largest and well known major developers.
Stuart holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Northampton and a known retail development industry leader in the Middle East.
William Holliday, originating from Scotland, is the Head of Property Management of Al Qana. In his role, he is responsible for administering and overseeing the operations of all the Al Qana management teams.
With over 20 years of experience in real estate; corporate finance; hospitality and leisure industries, William is a senior executive with a demonstrated ability to oversee and manage multiple teams within an organization.
Prior to joining Al Qana, William has worked in various senior management roles in the Middle East for the last fourteen years. Employed by the Jumeirah Group for the vast majority of that time, with his most senior role as the Head of Real Estate Leasing and Property Management.
William holds a Bachelor of Accountancy (BAcc) from the University of Dundee and a Postgraduate Certificate in Information Technology from the University of St Andrews.
Tarek Kassar is the Head of Marketing at Al Qana where he oversees the implementation of the marketing strategy – including corporate communications, destination marketing, events, digital, advertising, media relations, public relations and strategic partnerships.
Tarek’s brings with him over 18 years’ experience as brand builder and strategy marketing communications leader in the retail, e-commerce, and community development industries.
Tarek previously worked on creative projects for the likes of Emaar, Nakheel, Mubadala, Al Barari, The Address Hotel, TDIC, Samsung, Kiri, Kraft Foods, Sorouh Real Estate, Dubai Silicon Oasis, Dubai Sports City, and Ajman Bank.
Al Qana, Abu Dhabi’s most exciting upcoming waterfront destination.