Salem Dasmal
Senios Advisor

Mr. Dasmal is the former CEO of Dubailand, the largest master development in Dubai, envisioned and launched by H.H. Sheikh Mohammed in Oct 2003. Dubailand, a member of Tatweer and Dubai Holdings, is a 3 billion sq. ft. development which has a total of 45 mega projects and will have a minimum of 55 hotels within its geographic location, many within a sub-development of Dubailand called Bawadi. Mr. Dasmal was responsible for attracting leisure and entertainment projects valued at over USD $15 billion to Dubailand. He was also responsible for the Tiger Woods Dubai deal, the first-ever designed golf course by Tiger Woods within an ultra-luxurious residential development; and the Universal City, Dubailand and Universal Studios theme park deal.

Mr. Dasmal went on to serve as Vice President of Marketing & Business Development, reporting directly to the Chairman of the Tatweer Group of Companies. During his last year with Tatweer, Mr. Dasmal was responsible for the development of Tatweer’s Food and Beverage and Sports and Entertainment platforms and secured the deal with Le Caprice of the United Kingdom for an F&B initiative.

Mr. Dasmal began his career at the Dubai Development and Investment Authority (DDIA) from its inception and was charged with overseeing all investment activities for the organization. During this time, Salem Dasmal was responsible for overseeing the planning of several economic zones for healthcare, manufacturing, mixed-use and leisure and entertainment. These economic zones included Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC), Dubai Industrial City, Dubailand and Bawadi. As part of the strategic development of DHCC, a joint venture with Harvard Medical School was established. Mr. Dasmal served on DHCC’s first board of directors and was Chairman of the Board of a Joint DHCC Harvard health care planning and quality initiative. Salem Dasmal graduated from Northrop University with a Degree in Aerospace Engineering, as well as Masters degrees in Public Administration and Accounting from the University of Southern California.