Company: Al-Waab City
Position: Independent director
Biography: Ronald Barrott was brought in to review the $3.5bn Al-Waab City project in April 2009 by its backer, Nasser bin Khaled al-Thani & Sons Group.
Barrott was CEO of Abu Dhabi’s Aldar Properties until October 2008, and remains an executive director of the developer. Barrott was briefed by Al-Waab’s shareholders to review the project. He decided to maintain the overall concept of an integrated community but recruited more experts into the development team. He performed a similar role at Aldar when he joined in late 2005, using his 40 years’ experience in construction and development.
Prior to his Gulf appointments, Barrott was based in Europe, where he founded four major development companies and structured a £250m ($418m) retail fund. He is a building engineer by profession and holds an honorary fellowship of the UK’s Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
Contact: (+974) 450 2442
Company website: www.alwaabcity.com/