Ben has been Chief Executive at Souq Extra since March, 2014, and is in the advanced stages of a 5 year strategy to build a culture of ‘winning team behaviors’.
Ben served as Chief Executive at RAK Real Estate from 2008 to 2013, overseeing a USD988 Million company listing in London and was responsible for multiple private and PJSC development and investment companies controlled by the distinguished Al Khorafi family based in Kuwait.
Based in London, Ben served as Operations Director from 2006 to 2008 with boutique private equity firm TIC, responsible for UK residential real estate and infrastructure investment, and before leaving Australia in 2005, served as Project Director with the Lend Lease Communities business in the Northern Territory, where he delivered the master planned projects Fairway Waters and The Chase.
He was formerly a manager with Lend Lease Real Estate Investments and earlier in his career, an analyst in Corporate Insolvency at Deloitte.
Ben holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Charles Darwin University in Australia, and served as an alternate Board Member on the University’s Foundation.
Ben is a Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and Institute of Directors in London, the Australian Property Institute, Australian Marketing Institute, and the US-based Project Management Institute.