Vishal Mahajan, Director, Dubai Outlet Mall /

Vishal Mahajan is the Director of Dubai Outlet Mall – the first ‘outlet’ concept mall in the Middle East and also has been involved in various consulting assignments. Mahajan has been based in Dubai for over two decades with his career focus in retail consultancy with specialty in strategy planning, development, retail mix, leasing & mall management. Having travelled widely and gained exposure to different retail markets all over the world, he has witnessed the innovation and emergence of Dubai from the trade hub to the retail hub. In Dubai Outlet Mall, Mahajan’s role has been very broad, commencing with taking the unique concept of the first factory outlet mall in the Middle East to the market and to achieve outstanding results in terms of quality and depth of the tenancy mix and the financial returns. In the process, Mahajan has overseen the setting up of the Mall Management team and the innovation and execution of all the strategies, systems, policies and procedures to ensure the successful launch of Dubai Outlet Mall in August 2007.