Senior Management Team
Chief Financial Officer
Dr. Yassine Sibari
Chief Executive Officer of Zara and Inditex
Dr. Yassine is from Inditex Spain, he has an impressive academic background, with a Doctorate in Linguistics, a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (International Commerce) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish Philology. He was Area Manager for Zara in the Inditex Head Quarters in Spain from 1998 to 2007, before going on to be promoted as the General Director for Inditex and Zara in 2007 for Saudi Arabia, Central Asia and the Caucasus. Yassine manages the Inditex portfolio in all territories that Fawaz A. Alhokair & Co currently trade in. His product knowledge and understanding of the fashion retail market has been vital in making Fawaz A. Alhokair & Co partnership with Inditex so successful.
Chief Human Capital Officer
Jamil has been working at Fawaz A. Alhokair & Co for more than seven years. A Saudi Arabian citizen, his appointment as HR Director in 2008 brought local experience and leadership to the HR Department. He is responsible for all aspects of HR, both locally and internationally.
Chief Merchandising Officer
Paul Clifford joined the business as Group Merchandising Director in December 2014. Paul brings extensive knowledge, experience and expertise within Buying and Merchandising to the business, gained from a 20 year career in the UK working for large international blue chip organisations such as Marks and Spencer, Debenhams and TJX. In addition to this, Paul has also held key commercial roles and positions in smaller private equity backed retailers. Paul has a Bachelors Degree in Accountancy from Glasgow University.
Chief Business Development Officer – Fashion Retail
Mohammed Subedar is Chief Business Development Officer. He is responsible for the introduction and strategic development of new brand partner’s and commercial opportunities for Alhokair Fashion Retail Group.
Since joining Alhokair Group, in 1996, Mohammed has progressed through the company and was instrumental in the initial development and the early growth stage of the fashion retail business. He has held many senior strategic positions across many areas of the business including Retail Sales & Operations, Brand Development and International.
Mohammed has over 18 years retail experience in Saudi Arabia. Prior to joining Alhokair, He spent 20 years in Sales & Operations working for leading High street retail groups in the UK.
Mohammed holds an MBA in International Business and Emerging Markets, from the University of Liverpool.
Dr. Abdullah M. Mattar
General Counsel – Fashion Retail
Dr. Mattar was awarded his PhD from Brunel University London-UK in the International Commercial Law, LLM from University of Arizona- USA and LLB from Cairo University- Egypt. He has around 15 years experience in the Saudi and international commercial laws and he worked in many governmental and privet entities. He worked with the Ministry of Commerce and Investments, Hammad and Almehdar Law Firm in alliance with Simmons & Simmons International Law firm, Saudi Aramco Shell Refinery – SASREF in Jubial, the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia in London- UK, and finally SEDCO Holding Company. Also, he taught for years in two universities in Saudi Arabia and has supervised many postgraduate students in the commercial law field. Moreover, he is a regular writer in Riyadh newspaper in the economic law area as well as Saudi Gazitte. Dr. Mattar has many articles in the academic journals and has recently published has book in Arabic about the International Trade Regulations. He has joined the company on May 2018.
International Senior Management Team
Chief Executive Officer – International
Miles joined Alhokair Fashion Retail in June 2016 as VP for CIS & Caucus and was subsequently appointed to C.E.O of the International Division in August 2016. He currently manages our 11 international territories and over 40 Brands.
He has over 30 years of retail experience and has spent the last 20 years in the GCC working with leading retailers such as Al Shaya, Majid AlFuttaim & the AlFuttaim Group. He has achieved notable success managing a vast array of International Franchise Brands and his last role before joining Alhokair was Chief Operating Officer for International Franchise Division with the Landmark Group.
Shaun has worked for Fawaz A. Alhokair & Co for the past eight years. During his retail career Shaun has developed a unique skillset covering various elements of operational retail, and he is a respected specialist in the fields of product buying, planning and brand implementation. His considerable experience, combined with an extensive knowledge of the shopping patterns of Saudi Arabian customers, makes Shaun an integral part of the Fawaz A. Alhokair & Co management team.