Chief Executive Officer, Nakheel
Chris ODonnell is Chief Executive Officer of Nakheel. He has over 30 years experience in the property industry across a broad spectrum of areas, including construction, project management, development management, funds management and asset management.
Before joining Nakheel in June 2006, Chris spent the past five years as Managing Director of Investa Property Group in Australia where, under his leadership, the Australian Stock Exchange listed company increased its funds under management from AUD 800 million to AUD 6.2 billion.
As Dubai's premier development company, Nakheel has changed the very texture of the city with landmarks of ingenuity, distinctive residential communities, unique retail offerings and unprecedented investment opportunities. With groundbreaking research and thought leadership, Nakheel's focus is on building icons that embody innovation and progress, creating a legacy of value for generations to come.
With more than 1800 employees, Nakheel currently has USD 30 billion worth of major projects under development. Nakheels portfolio includes the iconic and internationally acclaimed waterfront developments The Palm Trilogy, The World, and Dubai Waterfront. Once complete, Nakheels developments will add more than 1,000 km of beachfront to the Dubai coastline, and all its projects spread across more than 2 billion sq ft.