Ibrahim N. Al-Zu'bi
Chief Sustainability Officer
Majid Al Futtaim
Ibrahim N. Al-Zu'bi has been Vice Chair of WorldGBC's Corporate Advisory Board since 2017, having been re-elected in 2019.
Ibrahim joined Majid Al Futtaim Properties in 2011 as Head of Sustainability. He brings with him over seventeen years of experience in Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility. Ibrahim oversees the Sustainability strategy of Majid Al Futtaim Properties and is in charge of raising the company’s Sustainability Profile in the Middle East. Ibrahim is also the Senior Advisor - Economy and Sustainability for the Dubai Land Department, Government of Dubai where he leads Dubai’s Sustainable Real Estate Initiative. He is also a Board member of the Emirates Green Building Council and member of the advisory board of Dubai Real Estate Institute.
Selected as one of the Top 100 Thought Leaders in Europe and the Middle East in 2011 by Center for Sustainability and Excellence in the US, he has taken environmental and CSR initiatives to another level in the Middle East and internationally through awareness campaigns for environmental issues, climate change and education programmes, as well as private sector engagement.
Ibrahim is an official ambassador and education representative for the Honourable Al Gore Climate Project initiative. He is also the West Asia Coordinator of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) UNESCO Youth Xchange Project.
As an avid diver, Ibrahim’s passion led him to help establish the environment and research department at the Emirates Diving Association (EDA), a UNEP accredited NGO, where he currently acts as Environmental Advisor and Executive Director. A driving force behind the NGO, Ibrahim also acts as editor of EDA’s quarterly diving magazine ”Divers for the Environment”, the first diving magazine in the Middle East. He as well serves as the Secretary General of Dubai Community Theater & Arts Centre in Mall of the Emirates.
Founded in 1992, Majid Al Futtaim is the leading shopping mall, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).
A remarkable business success story, Majid Al Futtaim started from one man’s vision to transform the face of shopping, entertainment and leisure to ‘create great moments for everyone, every day’. It has since grown into one of the United Arab Emirates’ most respected and successful businesses spanning 13 international markets, employing over 27,000 people, and achieving the highest credit rating (BBB) among privately-held corporates in the Middle East.
Majid Al Futtaim owns and operates 18 shopping malls, 11 hotels and three mixed-use communities in MENA, with further developments underway in the region. The shopping malls portfolio includes Mall of the Emirates, City Centre malls, and also four community malls which are in joint venture with the Government of Sharjah. The Company holds exclusive rights to the Carrefour franchise in 38 markets across Middle East, Africa and Central Asia, operating a portfolio of 65 hypermarkets and 85 supermarkets in 12 countries.
Majid Al Futtaim operates 175 VOX Cinema screens and 19 Magic Planet family entertainment centres across the region, in addition to iconic leisure and entertainment facilities such as Ski Dubai and iFly Dubai, among others. The Company launched the first LEGO-certified store in the Middle East and is parent to the consumer finance company issuing 'Najm' and “Voyager” credit cards, a fashion retail business representing international brands such as Abercrombie & Fitch, AllSaints and lululemon athletica, and a healthcare business that operates a network of City Centre Clinics. In addition, Majid Al Futtaim operates Enova, a facility management company, through a joint venture operation with Veolia, a global leader in optimised environment resource management. The Company also operates in the food and beverage industry through a partnership with Gourmet Gulf.
Today WorldGBC has announced the newly elected Chair and Vice Chair of its Corporate Advisory Board.Read more >
World Green Building Council Calls on Companies Across the World to Make their Buildings Net Zero CarbonWed, 6th Jun 2018
The World Green Building Council today opened their new Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment and called on market leaders in the building and construction sector to join as signatories.Read more >
Visionaries, thought-leaders and change-makers are demonstrating real green leadership across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, blogs Mohammad Asfour of WorldGBC.Read more >
The 2017 MENA Green Building Awards celebrated achievements, success stories and best practices across the region.Read more >
Majid Al Futtaim, a member of WorldGBC’s Corporate Advisory Board, has become the first Middle Eastern company to adopt a Net Positive sustainability strategy.Read more >
Anyone who has been to the MENA region will be aware of the unique conditions in this part of the world. Temperatures can reach highs of 50 °C (122 °F) in cities such as Dubai...Read more >
Majid Al Futtaim, the major shopping mall, retail and leisure developer in the Middle East and North Africa, has become the first official Partner of WorldGBC’s MENA Regional Network.Read more >
Wow! What a week. From last Monday until yesterday, Green Building Councils, their members and many more organisations and individuals around the globe participated in World Green Building Week 2016!Read more >
The World Green Building Council is to host a session on Net Zero buildings at the 2016 Business & Climate Summit in London, one of the leading annual forums where international businesses and policymakers meet in support of enhanced action on climate change.Read more >