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Our Team

Shaping Excellence with Our Dynamic Team.

GulfCap Real Estate’s strength lies in the dynamic expertise and unwavering commitment of our exceptional team. Comprising seasoned industry professionals and visionary leaders, our collective goal is to redefine the landscape of real estate excellence in and beyond Nairobi. Each team member brings a unique blend of experience, strategic insight, and an unyielding passion for success. This powerful synergy ensures GulfCap Real Estate not only delivers unparalleled service but also reshapes the narrative of real estate, establishing innovative standards of excellence.

Board of Directors

Suleiman Shahbal

Founder & Chairman

Hon. Suleiman Shahbal is an Investment and Commercial Banker. He has set up businesses in excess of a billion dollars across the globe. Some of the portfolios in Kenya include Gulf African Bank, Gulf energy, Gulf Power, and GulfCap Investment Bank among others.

Ahmed Bajaber

Vice Chairman & Director

Saud Shahbal

Director

Chris Ochieng

Executive Director

Chris is a civil engineer with over 18 years experience in delivering large-scale projects across MENA & Sub Saharan Africa region as a C-level Executive. He has successfully transitioned to become an experienced real estate developer spearheading developments across the whole real estate value chain and taken lead in planning, structuring, conceptualizing, and executing mixed-use developments, satellite cities, and urban nodes in the Middle East and Africa.

Management

Chris Ochieng

Chief Executive Officer

Chris is a civil engineer with over 18 years experience in delivering large-scale projects across MENA & Sub Saharan Africa region as a C-level Executive. He has successfully transitioned to become an experienced real estate developer spearheading developments across the whole real estate value chain and taken lead in planning, structuring, conceptualizing, and executing mixed-use developments, satellite cities, and urban nodes in the Middle East and Africa.

Samir Shahbal

Chief Financial Officer

Samir is a finance professional with over 8 years experience in delivering large scale defence, retail and aviation projects across MENA region in various managerial capabilities.

May Waihenya

Chief Development Officer

May has over 12 years in providing complex solutions to construction challenges and delivering high-value infrastructure, energy, and real estate development projects in various managerial capabilities

Taheera Jabeen

HR and Admin Officer

Ms. Taheera is a highly experienced and dedicated professional with a strong background in human resources and administration, with over a decade of experience. She currently serves as the HR and Admin Officer at GCRE and previously held the esteemed position of Administration Manager and Executive Assistant to the Directors at GulfCap Africa. Additionally, she honed her financial skills through her prior work in the Finance department at Boma Hotels.

Mahmoud Fauz

Finance Manager

Mahmoud is a highly experienced chief accountant with over 7 years of experience in the audit of several companies in various industries. Mahmoud’s educational background includes a B.Com (Finance), an MBA (Finance) from University of Nairobi.

Muhammad Maddy

Project Development Manager (Starehe Point)

Eng. Maddy has over 9-years of experience in construction as a Civil Engineer and Project Manager with Masters (MSc in Structural Engineering from the University of Sheffield). He has provided Engineering Solutions and Cost Engineering benefits to over 150 projects in his career in the Infrastructure industry.

Geoffrey Omondi

Senior Development Manager

Geoffrey is a collaborative development manager with over 8 years track record of success in delivery of infrastructure, utilities, building services and real estate projects; sustainably run from greenfield concepts through execution and lifecycle operations and maintenance.

Mohamed Ahmed

Corporate Communications Manager

Ahmed is a a self-motivated and creative communication and public relations officer with a strong background in mass communication having worked as a journalist for over six years. His ability to build and manage profiles/brands for both individuals and organizations stands out to be one of the strongest pillars of his career.