Range Developments Team

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Mohammed Asaria

Managing Director & Member of the Board

Mohammed Asaria is the Founder, Managing Director and Member of the Board of Range Developments, the largest & most successful hospitality developer in the Eastern Caribbean. Mohammed founded Range Developments in 2012. 

Mohammed schooled in North London and graduated with a law degree from Trinity College, University of Cambridge. Prior to founding Range Developments, Mohammed has a broad experience of law and investment banking and has worked in London, Tokyo and Dubai. Early in his career he worked at HSBC and Lovells.

Mohammed has authored a number of articles on topical issues and is frequently invited to speak at industry conferences.  

Kamal Shehada

Kamal Shehada

Managing Director & Member of the Board

Kamal Shehada is the Managing Director and Member of the Board of Range Developments. Kamal has direct responsibility for the companies’ development activities. Under Kamal’s leadership our development philosophy has won numerous awards and accolades. All of our completed resorts have been awarded Best New Caribbean Hotel from numerous industry publications including CNN, Conde Naste to name a few.
Kamal is an experienced entrepeneur and was the founder of Diamond Line Hotel Supply Company – a leading supplier of FF&E and OS&E to major hotels across the Middle East.
Kamal has spearheaded Range’s CSR activities and has been personally involved in many of our initiatives.
Kamal holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Libya as well as a Masters in Structural Engineering. 

Hani Majzoub

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Hani Majzoub Joined Range Developments in February 2022 as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Hani has over 25 years of diversified experience in Finance, accounting, Auditing, and management, with an extensive background in financial analysis and accounting systems and controls, primarily in the sectors of insurance and oilfield services.

He started his career as an external auditor with Coopers & Lybrand (Currently PWC), before joining Schlumberger Oilfield Services where he occupied over a period of 7 years various Financial Control positions in the Middle East and North Africa. In 2003, Hani shifted to the insurance sector where he held different regional financial control positions with Medgulf one of the leading regional insurance groups before he joined Groupmed Insurance as the Group CFO to overlook the financial management of the group in the Middle East, Turkey, and South Africa. Hani has a Master’s degree in Accounting and Management sciences from the University of Southampton, UK.          

Bechara Sarkis

Project Manager

Bechara Sarkis joined the Range Developments team in December 2021 as Project Manager for the Six Senses La Sagesse, Grenada. His experience in the luxury hotel industry stretches over 20 years.

A graduate with a Diploma in Architecture from the Academie Libanaise des Beaux Arts, he has extensive knowledge and hands-on experience in overseeing hotel feasibility analysis, planning, execution, commissioning, as well as facilities management and operations. He also directed the engineering departments of three international hotel brands.

Joseph Coubat

Joseph Coubat

Regional Director of Operations

Joseph Coubat recently joined the team in June 2021 as the Regional Director of Operations for Range Developments. In his role, Joseph will be overseeing the operations of our hotels the Park Hyatt St. Kitts, the InterContinental Dominica Cabrits Resort & Spa Dominica and the upcoming Six Senses La Sagesse, Grenada.

Joseph has a silver jubilee of hospitality expertise, having held top management roles with well-known worldwide brands such as IHG and Rotana Hotels & Resorts. Joseph served as the mission’s Area Vice President for 10 years, overseeing more than 15 hotel launches in various geographical locations around the Middle East, as well as new and current destinations.

Joseph Coubat has received several accolades for his leadership efforts, including more than 10 international and local prizes. Joseph established leadership roles as an innovator, visionary, and industry veteran. He is a Cornell-Essec graduate with a master’s degree in hotel management.

Maryam Mansouri

Senior Business Development Director

Maryam Mansouri has worked for Range Developments in Dubai office since 2011 as a Senior Business Development Director. She leads our company’s Indian market expansion, assisting Indian investors and increases investors’ awareness of existing investment opportunities.

Maryam gained first class honors degree in Mass Communication, Media and Public Relations from the American University of Sharjah in the UAE.

She has devoted her professional career of over 15 years to business development and marketing strategy working for international companies such as Arabian Radio Network, Mercedes and Merrill Lynch.

Ria T. West

Marketing Manager

Ria Tapodoc-West is an accomplished marketing leader with extensive 360 marketing experience, specializing in digital marketing and strategy.

As the Head of Marketing at Range Developments, she focuses on Range RAK, managing marketing strategies for three new luxury developments in Ras Al Khaimah. Her expertise is particularly centered on catering to High Net Worth Individuals (HNWIs) in the citizenship by investment industry, where she has driven substantial growth over three years.

Ria’s approach combines innovative digital campaigns with targeted offline strategies to effectively engage this niche market. Her professional development is complemented by certifications from the Digital Marketing Institute and New Media Academy, underscoring her commitment to staying at the forefront of marketing innovation.

Qian Gao

Senior Business Development Director

Qian Gao joined the team in 2011 as a Senior Business Development Director. 

She has devoted her professional career of over 16 years to business development and marketing strategy of the international companies she has worked for in China, the Netherlands and the UAE.

Her knowledge of the market demands in the Greater China Region and South East Asia have allowed her to build up strong ties with existing business partners and to develop trustful business relationships.

Originally from Beijing, China she attended Hunan University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Language and Literature.

Mir Farouk Mahmood

Mir Farouk Mahmood

Senior Business Development Director

Mir Farouk Mahmood has worked for Range Developments in Dubai office since 2012 as a Senior Business Development Director and leads our Pakistan and the Middle East markets.

As a seasoned Banker, he has held many senior positions with top banks such as Citi, HSBC & Standard Chartered Bank. For the past 8 years, he has been travelling extensively across the globe promoting Range Developments’ projects.

He attended the Government College University in Lahore, Pakistan where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Economics. He also holds a Master of Business Administration from the Imperial College of Business Studies in Lahore, Pakistan.

Dyana Albalbaki

Business Development Director

Dyana Albalbaki joined the team in 2019 and works out of our Dubai office as a Business Development Director. 

She has been based in the UAE for over 18 and has a Bachelor of Law degree. 

Yulia Babkina

Senior Business Development Director

Yulia Babkina joined the team in 2017. 

Yulia graduated from Volgograd State University with a Degree in Law and has many years of practice in various branches of law. She has extensive experience in representing the interests of individuals and legal entities in judicial bodies at all levels and has deep knowledge of civil, family, land, arbitration, and international immigration law.

Arwah Dudhwala

Business Development Director

Arwah joined the team in March 2020 as a Business Development Director and assists manage our key distribution relationships across multiple geographies.

As a seasoned Banker, she has held many senior positions with leading banks such as Santander Bank UK, Barclays Middle East and Julius Bar. She has over 15 years of Banking experience in various segments and manages a large network of professional partners across USA, India, Africa and the Middle East providing solutions for UHNW investors.

She attended the Manchester University in the United Kingdom where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Finance.

Siobhan Lloyd

Siobhan M.S. Lloyd

Attorney-at-law, Notary Public, Legal Consultant

Siobhan M.S. Lloyd has been a part of our team from the outset and works out of our Grenada office. 

Rhea Vanessa Capada

Document Control Manager

Rhea Vanessa Capada joined Range Developments administration department back in 2014 and holds the position of Document Control Manager. 

Originally from Mindanao, Philippines, she attended Western Mindanao State University, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She is a Registered Nurse by Profession.

Mary Francine Lapid

Mary Francine Lapid

Head of HR and Office Manager Dubai

Mary Francine Lapid joined Range Developments in May 2014. She took on additional responsibility as Head of HR Dubai office in December 2019 and oversees the smooth and efficient operation of the HR department as well as managing office facilities and operations.

She studied Bachelor of Science in Computer Science at AMA Computer University, Makati, Philippines.

Prior to joining Range Developments, Mary has built her career working across multiple industries and sectors. She has a wide background in administration, long experience in procurement and project management working with furniture manufacturing, television broadcasting and oil and gas consultancy companies. 

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