Palton Morgan appoints former EMAAR boss as COO

Nidal Turjman

Palton Morgan, a property development holding company in Nigeria, has appointed a former Emaar Pakistan Chief Executive Officer, Nidal Turjman, as its new Group Chief Operating Officer (COO).

It said the move was made in its quest to deliver exceptional real estate projects and drive the exponential growth of Nigeria’s property sector.

Emaar Properties is one of the world’s most valuable and admired real estate development companies with diversified interests in real estate covering both commercial and residential property development.

Emaar has collective presence in 36 markets across the Middle East, North Africa, Pan-Asia, Europe and North America where Mr. Turjman served almost 12 years in multiple leadership roles including CEO for multiple entities and developments regionally and internationally and led the growth and positioning of Emaar in several international markets.

Mr. Turjman is coming to the job with over 25 years of global experience and proven achievements in real estate development, property management, assets management, and diversified industries, which got him engaged in real estate investments in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region, Pakistan, Egypt, Tunisia, Syria, and Morocco, with key roles.

He holds a BS in Economics, Diploma of International Commercial Arbitration from Equity College, UK, and multiple executive development certificates in Project Management, FIDIC, and Contract Management, among others.

All these played in the decision to bring him on board Palton Morgan Holdings at this crucial time, Palton Morgan Holdings CEO, Adeyinka Adesope said.

He said Mr. Turjman will lead the new strategies and push policies that will sustain the growth of the company as the market leader in the largest African economy and fuel great innovation within the Nigeria property market.

According to him, the Group is pleased to welcome Turjman to the team as his career experiences bring further depth to the Palton Morgan workforce and supports the continued push for excellence, enhanced customers’ experience and improved performance across all its real estate portfolios.

Adesope said with the new COO having worked under different environments, markets and challenges, which has empowered him to meet up with different business objectives, the Nigerian sector will be lifted adequately.

“His coming will lead to the further development of the Nigerian property sector as his experience in the growth of the UAE property sector will be brought to bear on our market.

“This is a sign of our determination to not only be the leader in the sector but also to bring development to the Nigeria and Africa property space,” he asserted.

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