Leadership & Management


Leadership & Management



A suave leader with unparalleled passion, Mr. Jamal’s primary focus areas are strategy development and implementation, drive inclusive growth and enable synergies across Group companies.

An accomplished business leader with extensive experience, Mr. Jamal’s inimitable style of leadership, combined with his sharp focus on value investments and quality customer services has put DLI Group on a growth trajectory and is now emerging as one of the fastest growing groups in the region. Mr. Jamal’s leadership and guidance have built and grown the scale of the DLI Group while preserving the culture and strengthening partner relationships.



Arun is passionate about identifying and developing the talent required for the DLI Group’s future growth. Through his oversight of the Group HR function for DLI and all associate companies, he has made DLI a more meritocratic and highly performance driven organization, while keeping the Group’s values front and center. He also oversees improvement strategies to ensure DLI is the employer of choice in the industry.

An outstanding people manager, Arun has an entrepreneurial style of management that is a blend of enthusiasm and dynamism. He has always focused on people's strength to bring out the best in them. His genuine interest in people has been the backbone of his work to help empower DLI people to develop their potential, be it through continued professional development programs, employee friendly initiatives or inculcating an open-door culture.

Arun has diverse experience of over 20 years with reputed global businesses like Tata Group, Shapoorji Pallonji, Sobha Group to name a few. His prolific experience is spread across multiple sectors like Investment Groups, Food & Beverages, Hospitality, Real Estate, Facilities Management, Constructions, and Insurance.



Ameer Kunhappa, is a dynamic and results-driven leader with a strong track record of performance in a wide variety of sectors including, food and beverages, integrated facilities management, healthcare (TPA), travel & tourism and Information technology.

Ameer joined DLI in early 2014 as Finance Manager, responsible for the F&B and Manpower supply segment and grown through the years as the Finance Director, adding up other divisions including facilities management, travel and tourism, real estate, investments, and IT solutions in his portfolio.

At his previous appointment with Ernst & Young, Ameer was part of their audit and assurance division engaged in audit of multinational and listed companies. Ameer also worked in the UK in one of the renowned firms managing multiple clients across the country.

Reporting to the Managing Director of the group, Ameer leverages his profound industry knowledge in deriving high quality business strategies in line with the group’s long-term objectives.

Ameer is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, trained in the UK and a member of UAE Accountants and Auditors since 2014.

Dr . Azza Ahdy

Director , Marketing & Branding

Dr. Azza has 17 years of hands-on professional experience in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries, and she has in-depth knowledge of medical staff management, healthcare economics, marketing strategy, corporate acquisitions, and project management.

Working closely with highly reputed hospitals and medical professionals in UAE helped her grow her professional portfolio in the diversified healthcare industry and built her vision for next generation automation and healthcare transformation through technology adoption. Motivated and ambitious with excellent marketing & branding skills, Dr. Azza is an experienced and goal-oriented medical professional with a track record of consistently meeting and exceeding established organizational goals and objectives.



Ms. Mira manages all aspects of our information technology and telecommunications capabilities and leads the DLI Group’s efforts to drive operational and business innovation using technology.

Having joined the group in 2009 as IT Specialist, Ms. Mira rose to the ranks of the company’s leadership role through perseverance, hard-work, passion, and commitment. Under her leadership, the group has transformed remarkably into a technically advanced organization. Several programs including seamless applications, process automation, and secure network system were introduced in the organization under her guidance. She spearheads IT initiatives for the group and is deeply involved in crafting IT strategies for the group. Ms. Mira is also a seasoned leader who has managed, developed, and trained several talented IT professionals. In addition to the MBA degree from British University, UAE; Ms. Mira also holds an IT degree specialized in security from Zayed University.