Our Team

  • Abdullah Lahej

    Abdulla Lahej


    Abdulla Lahej is the Co-Founder of Ayana Properties, which is part of the Ayana Holding group of companies, where Abdulla is the Chairman.

    His 21-year career in the region has contributed to Dubai’s exceptionally diverse and successful commercial and leisure expansion, placing it on the global map as a leader in innovation and quality.

    During his time as Group CEO of Emaar Properties followed by his role as Group CEO of Dubai Properties, he played an active role in contributing to creating many of Dubai’s renowned landmarks and communities, such as Downtown Dubai where the iconic Burj Khalifa and Dubai Mall are situated, Dubai Marina, Business Bay and Arabian Ranches.

    His bullish attitude when it comes to business, gives him the drive to continually seek out new challenges. With this determination, he envisions Ayana Holding to become one of the world’s biggest players in the Real Estate industry.

  • Hamid Kerayechian

    Hamid Kerayechian

    CEO & Founding Partner

    Hamid Kerayechian is the Co-Founder & CEO of Ayana Properties, which is part of the Ayana Holding group of companies, where Hamid is the CEO & Founding Partner.

    Hamid relocated from Southern California to Dubai in 2008 and over the course of his career served with some of the world’s most influential organizations. With over 17 years of robust experience in the luxury development space and a dynamic entrepreneurial spirit, Hamid is inspired by an innate sense of boldness, integrity and resourcefulness – qualities that he injects to all of his companies, projects and developments.

    Hamid infuses his companies with an essence of drive, growth and enterprise, which has enabled him to assemble a portfolio of the most prestigious global organizations. As an energetic and interactive leader, he prides himself on managing teams of highly motivated and experienced professionals, who play a fundamental role in the growth, development and delivery of the quality projects and companies that comprise Ayana Holding.

    Hamid believes that the quality and veracity of each project is enriched by explorative and open collaborations with all stakeholders, he says, “collective creativity enhances each endeavor, resulting in strong and distinctive solutions. Our inventive methods drive global brands to partner with us, cultivating and refining ideas for ambitious environments of all kinds.”

  • Rami Ibrahim

    Rami Ibrahim

    Managing Director

    Coming from an Iraqi heritage, raised and educated in the United Kingdom, Rami is fluent in both Arabic and English. He has amassed over ten years of real estate experience and is well versed in the Prime Central London property market. This has led him to become a trusted advisor for individuals and families across the Gulf.

    Prior to relocating to Dubai, Rami worked in Central London catering to Gulf clients and their property requirements. His primary focus is working with VIP and UHNWI clients within the GCC. Rami is an extremely articulate and mature individual with a broad and extensive background across the real estate sector.

  • Asma Kachlan

    Asma Kachlan

    U.K. Client Manager

    Asma works with high net worth GCC clientele. Having been born and raised in Kuwait, then living many years of her life in Saudi Arabia before relocating to Dubai, Asma understands perfectly how to communicate most effectively within this region.

    Asma has worked successfully in business development as well as real estate throughout her career in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Dubai.

    Asma has overachieved targets and worked on some of most prestigious developments.