Meet the ZalméCo Team

The people in the ZalméCo form the soul and heart of the company. We are multinational, multicultural, and diverse in every imaginable dimension. Each individual brings unique talents and skill sets to the table.

Yousaf Zalmé Said

CHAIRMAN & GROUP CEO

Yousaf Zalmé Said, the founder of ZalméCo Investment LLC, has played a key role in developing the portfolio framework of ZalméCo that focuses on innovation, environment, and social infrastructure. He believes that every economic activity should be directed towards the greater good of humanity and is actively engaged in various CSR initiatives.

Said began his illustrious career in investment and wealth management over 20 years ago and has represented prestigious names in the GCC like Abu Dhabi Investment Company, and their investments in various national and international ventures.

With his sharp business acumen and prowess in business and wealth management, Said heads multiple corporate entities across the Middle East. Said is a Barrister-at-Law, with Bachelor’s degree in law (LLB) from the University of London and Master’s degree in Law (LLM) from the Queen Mary University of UK.

Qutaiba Al Ali

Chief Marketing Officer

Qutaiba Al Ali is an innovative, results-driven leader with a proven track record of success in areas of strategic marketing, brand management, and franchising.

Equipped with a Doctorate Degree in Business Administration and Management, and over 13 years of F&B and Hospitality industry experience, Qutaiba provides transformative solutions that improve the efficiency and productivity of the organization.

Revamping the brand image of local home-grown businesses to fit international benchmarks and reach global markets is his key area of expertise and interest.

Qutaiba excels in dynamic and competitive environments while remaining detail-oriented and focused.

Jeana Mae Elayba Medallon

Personal Assistant to the Group CEO

An organized and goal-oriented person with strong analytical skills, knowledge of office administrative procedures, and a strong background in management. Mae’s strong organizational skills reflect in her ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail. She has a proven ability to handle confidential information, be adaptable to various competing demands, and demonstrate the highest level of customer/client service and response.

Abby Marion D Sarmiento

Office Manager

With her keen eye for details and impeccable organization skills, Abby plays a vital role in managing our daily operations without any snags. She has exceptional skills in coordinating between different teams and aligning their departments to accomplish day to day operational requirements. Abby holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a major in Financial Management. She has extensive experience in customer relations, filing and documentation, and heading the front office across multiple sectors like banking, healthcare, and legal aid.

Mohammad Alharoun

Chief Legal Officer

Mohammad Alharoun is a Kuwaiti attorney whose work focuses on corporate matters and dispute resolution. He graduated with a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Michigan Law School, and he is licensed by the New York Bar Association. His broad experience in the Middle East region includes advising on corporate and commercial law, real estate law, and dispute resolution matters.

Preeti Mulchandaney

IT Project Manager

Strategic Leader with extensive experience in digitizing business operations leading to a lean process and enhanced productivity. Being a Master’s Degree holder with PMP and Six Sigma certificate, Preeti has strong theoretical knowledge on resolving business issues by digitization. During her career span, she has led various challenging technology and business projects including performance management in Burj Khalifa and the award-winning Smart Watch project.

Joshua Brando Punzalan

Web Developer/IT Support

Joshua is an experienced and talented developer in both front-end and backend development. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology from the De La Salle Lipa University in the Philippines. He first stint was with the Emirates Group where he was instrumental in the enhancement for Emirates.com and helped to manage website content over 160 sites in 27 different languages.

Saba Shahab

Chief Architect

Saba is a creative Architect with an innovative approach to designing. She is skilled in providing best-fit architectural solutions for diverse projects across different sectors within any budget framework. Her responsibilities include attending technical meetings with clients to study requirements and designing from the conceptual stage to on-site execution. Saba leads the architectural and interiors development projects for ZalméCo and brings out-of-the-box solutions to amp up any space.

Anoop Das

3D Visualizer

Anoop has more than 11 years of experience working as a 3D Designer in the architectural industry. Anoop holds a Diploma in Interior Designing with a specialization in 3D designing. He is an expert in platforms like 3DS MAX, AutoCAD, Adobe designing software. Anoop is an extremely creative professional with versatile skillsets and expertise.

Hamza Kutty

Office Assistant

Hamza is a very humble and helpful team member at ZalméCo. He is a great support to the team as he never hesitates to offer a helping hand in work pertaining to any department. Hamza is highly adept at keeping everything organized and arranged systematically. A dependable person, who can multi-task, and coordinate between different departments to keep the workflow going uninterrupted.

Kashif Ali

Head of Practice

Kashif Ali graduated from the University of Peshawar in 2016 and obtained his Legal Practice Certificate to appear, act, and plead as an advocate from the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Bar Council.

He has worked with local and international law firms in the UAE on different projects in hospitality, litigation as well as aviation and commercial transactions. He worked on investments in hospitality projects in Pakistan, United Arab Emirates, Madagascar, and Georgia. He gained experience in commercial transactions between the Republic of China and North African countries.

Mohammad Alharoun

Senior Legal Associate

Mohammad Alharoun is a Kuwaiti attorney whose work focuses on corporate matters and dispute resolution. He graduated with a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Michigan Law School, and he is licensed by the New York Bar Association. His broad experience in the Middle East region includes advising on corporate and commercial law, real estate law, and dispute resolution matters.

At Said & Co., he is responsible for drafting all English-language agreements on behalf of UAE investor groups and companies, including investment agreements, escrow agreements, loan agreements, and acquisition agreements.

Joselline Camerino Naranjo

Administrative Assistant

Jhoy is an accomplished action-oriented administrative assistant experienced in maintaining and procuring office inventory, filing, documentation, and preparing petty cash reports and providing support to colleagues and new associates in office orientation. The ability to complete a high volume of work with timeliness and efficiency, process day-to-day schedules and support in workflow management are her core areas of expertise.

Saba Shahab

Chief Architect

Saba is a creative Architect with an innovative approach to designing. She is skilled in providing best-fit architectural solutions for diverse projects across different sectors within any budget framework. Her responsibilities include attending technical meetings with clients to study requirements and designing from the conceptual stage to on-site execution. Saba leads the architectural and interiors development projects for ZalméCo and brings out-of-the-box solutions to amp up any space.

Anoop Das

3D Visualizer

Anoop has more than 11 years of experience working as a 3D Designer in the architectural industry. Anoop holds a Diploma in Interior Designing with a specialization in 3D designing. He is an expert in platforms like 3DS MAX, AutoCAD, Adobe designing software. Anoop is an extremely creative professional with versatile skillsets and expertise.

Marinela D. Custodio

Chief Executive Officer

Marinela is an experienced leader in the mentoring team to put forth a synchronized effort to achieve business objectives. She is an excellent communicator who makes every person feel as if he or she is the only one in the room. Her strong ability to solve complex issues and bottlenecks using excellent judgment and decision-making skills has enabled OTR to remain at the top position in the holiday home sector. Marinela has a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and a thorough work experience in the hospitality sector

Leigh Anne Dumapias

Manager

Organization, supervision, and strong efficient communication skills are Leigh Anne’s key skills that drive her to get excellent work performance from her team. Her responsibilities at Olive Tree Residence include overseeing reservations and maintenance, handling financials, and keeping track of housekeeping functions for the smooth running of the facility.

Janith Kalanchige

Driver/Receptionist

Janith, with his excellent driving skills and pleasant personality, is an asset to our company. He responsibly picks up guests or clients from arrival points and brings them to the property all the while ensuring their comfort. He is organized and maintains the overall cleanliness of the vehicles and systematically completes logs regarding the trips taken.

Diluka Mudiyanselage

Housekeeping

Diluka is a proactive individual who always works hard to deliver any task. His on-ground support skills are exceptional and his passion to always do more sets him apart from others. He is a team player with exceptional interpersonal and customer service skills.