DUBAI Jan 26 Dubai's Emaar Properties
has appointed a new chief executive, the major real estate
developer said on Sunday, confirming a Reuters report from last
Abdulla Lahej is the new CEO. He joined Emaar as an
assistant project manager in 2000 and led flagship projects such
as Downtown Dubai, including construction of the Burj Khalifa,
the world's tallest tower.
He replaces long-serving Low Ping, who will remain an
advisor to the company's chairman and founder Mohammed Alabbar,
and work with him on his Asian real estate development projects,
Emaar said in a stock market filing.
Ping left the CEO post towards the end of 2013, Reuters
reported on Thursday, citing sources.
(Reporting by Matt Smith; Editing by Andrew Torchia)