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Established in 2005, West Zone Group has grown from a single store into a fast growing retail conglomerate with over 150 retail outlets, of which 130 are supermarkets, with around 5000 employees


“At West Zone, we believe our primary responsibility is to operate the best hypermarket possible, offering low prices on a broad range of products”


Naresh Kumar arrived in UAE in the late 80s and he quickly became immersed in the country’s fast growing retail and hospitality sectors.


Always looking for opportunities, the group is diversified into Shopping malls, Hospitality, Restaurants, Real Estate & Construction.


West Zone group operates 3 shopping malls with hundreds of tenants, 4 nos of hotels, restaurants and 400,000 sq ft state of the art distribution center.


With over 50 million satisfied customers annually, the group is growing continuously, year after year.


On personal front, Mr. Naresh is married and have 3 sons

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Born and lived in Dubai and graduated from The United Arab Emirates University with a degree in Media Studies. Joined Eppco as Sales Rep where I gained knowledge and experiences in different fields like sales, customer service, accounting, business analysis and business development. This has positively impacted my career and future. Later, I joined my father’s business and became fully in charge Emirates Packaging factory. 

At the same time, an opportunity occurred to start my own landscaping company in partnership with a foreign partner and that was in 1994, where I started Green Scapes.  Green Scapes is currently one of the top three companies in its field of business. 

We started big and started contracting and executing big projects like Emirates Hills, Arabian Ranches, etc…

We also developed strong partnership with Dubai Municipality and worked hand in hand with them on many landscaping projects all over Dubai, one of them was Expo 2020.

Green Scapes specializes in undertaking works on a turnkey basis, from concept design and planning to construction of soft/hard landscaping, irrigation, hardscape, lighting, sports and children play area as well as providing a comprehensive and professional maintenance service once construction is completed, regardless of project size or value. We also undertake all types of existing interlock works, modification of existing irrigation systems.

I also established Green Scapes Joinery, a company specializing in high quality joinery works. I am also the owner of a Construction and Contracting company focusing on property renovations and maintenance. 

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Head of Projects Design Section - Dubai Municipality

Directly involved in managing all technical aspects of the design, supervision and coordination of various Municipality Projects including: 

    • Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Library (AED 1 Billion)

    • Sheikh Zayed University (AED 300 Million)

    • Dubai Frame (AED 200 Million)

    • Dubai Safari (AED 1 Billion)

    • Hamdan Bin Mohammad  Sports Complex (Olympic Swimming Pool) (AED 1.2 Billion)

    • Various Parks in Dubai (AED 80 Million) (Satwa Park, Al Qouz Park, Umm Suquiem Park, Others)

    • Children’s City (AED 50 Million)

    • Dubai Central Fruit and Vegetable Market (AED 250 Million)

    • Higher College of Technology for Men & Women (AED 180 Million)

    • Zayed University (AED 400 Million)

    • Zabeel Park (AED 350 Million)

    • Used Car Exhibition Centre (AED 120 Million)

    • Landscaping in front of Twinn Towers (AED 7 Million)

    • Beautification of Roads in Dubai (AED 50 Million)

    • Al Nasr Club (AED 250 Million)

    • Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashed Library (AED 1 Billion)


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Meet DR. Fadi Nwilati, a highly influential professional in Dubai’s real estate and property management sector, with over 20 years of experience in investment and real estate within the Middle East. As a board member and advisor of several real estate developments and investment funds, Fadi has earned a reputation for being an inspirational figure in the industry and a thought leader on Proptech.

Fadi is also a member of United Nations Arise for Disaster Risk Recovery, Board Advisor for IMMO Prestige Holding, Senior Advisor for LEAD Ventures, Board Member in CAIME (Community Association Institute Middle East Chapter ) and is the President of the Proptech Council of Fiabci Emirates.

Fadi’s extensive experience in the commercial and residential sectors includes development management, asset management, and investment management within the property sector.
Under Fadi’s leadership, KAIZEN Asset Management Services has emerged as a competitive player within the UAE market, with an asset management portfolio valued at AED 22 billion.

As a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the state of Colorado and certified by George Washington University in financial and Economical Feasibility Analysis and Real Estate Development Analysis, Fadi’s commitment to quality and implementing international best practice standards has made KAIZEN one of the first ISO 9001:2015 certified real estate companies in the UAE. KAIZEN is also a corporate member of the U.S. Green Building Council, and is one of the few companies that have achieved the Well Health Safety Rating for its portfolio.

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Dr Hasan Wahbah is the Dean of College of Computer and Information Technology at the American University in Emirates. He has been a faculty member as well as an admin position holder in some universities in Syria and UAE. Most recently he was the president of the American College of Dubai and the Dean of Engineering College in Al Ain University. He completed his Ph.D. as well as his master’s degree at Cranfield University – England in the computer science/engineering.

His research interests lie in the area of programming languages, ranging from theory to design to implementation. He has collaborated actively with ESA to extract images from satellites’ digitally created maps. He developed computer applications harnessing technology, like RFIDs, cameras for attendance checks and attendance control. Supervised Robotics projects. He also developed a program to convert a computer keyboard to a music keyboard for oriental music.

Having taught a range of subjects like computer architecture, computer graphics operating systems, assembly and high level programming languages including .net applications, he has developed some business and educational software and supervised IT and robotic applications for undergraduate and post graduate students.

Master and PhD equivalency by MOE, UAE

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