Mustafa Al Hashimi
In 2013 Mustafa Al Hashimi and his partner Talha Al Hashimi founded HWH Hospitality Investments by developing F&B concepts to address a gap in the market.
HWH immersed themselves in the airport environment to provide passengers with a sense of place through the design and delivery of exceptional food. Continuously striving to identify opportunities through market research and global trends, Mustafa and his partner crafted a deep appreciation of this niche market. This ultimately presented them with the platform to develop concepts which have universal appeal and commercial opportunities globally.
Whilst being the Co-Founder of HWH, Mustafa is currently acting as the Chief Hospitality & Leisure Officer at Wasl. He leads a team that currently manages a portfolio of 12 hotels with over 5,000 rooms and over 90 restaurants along with managing two leisure facilities, Emirates Golf Club and Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club. The Dubai hotel portfolio includes six hotels under the Hyatt Group, four under Marriott/Starwood Group and three under the Hilton brand.
In addition to the asset management role Mustafa is also overseeing the development of a further 14 hotels, adding another 5,000 rooms to the portfolio with new brands such as Mandarin Oriental, Bellagio, MGM, Hampton Inn, Aloft and Elements.
Mustafa previously served as the General Manager of Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club. He was responsible for the entire operation of one of the most prestigious golf resorts in the Middle East. Over five years Mustafa efficiently transformed the structure and culture of the organisation, resulting in exponential year-on-year financial growth. The company also won multiple international and local awards in both service excellence and facility/restaurant management.
Mustafa began his career in the oil & gas industry and was employed by Schlumberger, the largest oilfield services company in the world, working as an Engineer In-Charge in the USA, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the UAE. He was the youngest high technology specialist in his field and oversaw one of the largest offshore operations in the company.
Mustafa graduated from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada, in 2003 with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.