Management
Board of Directors
Sanjay Mankani

Sanjay has more than 20 years experience in business and is the driving force behind Landev. Sanjay sets the vision and is involved in the groupís strategic management, business development and finance and overall growth.

Sanjay guides Landev with an inspirational yet measured approach that has allowed the group to capitalise on new opportunities, weather the downturns, and develop a sustainable development business.

Prior to settling in the UAE, Sanjay spent several 8 years in the investment banking field at Lazard Freres & Co., New York, where as a Senior Associate, he advised and transacted on behalf of the firmís Fortune 500 clients in the fields of Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Finance, Leveraged Buy-Outs, and Institutional big-ticket Leasing.

Sanjay chairs Fortes Holdings which is involved in the building and operation of K-12 schools and nurseries via Fortes Education, Regent International School, the Jumeirah International Nurseries, and with further schools coming up; property development via Landev; engineering, construction and facility management via Emirates Universal Construction; the building and operation of large format retail health clubs via TribeFit; and the, marketing, distribution and re-export of industrial and building consumables via Blue Water Enterprise.

Sanjay holds a double degree from the University of Pennsylvania (USA), with a B.E. (Electrical Engineering) & a B.Sc. Economics (Finance, Honours) from the Wharton School of Business.

Ajay Mankani

Ajay has more than 12 years experience in property development. Ajay is responsible for strategic management; identification of new development opportunities and business development; sales & marketing; land acquisition and maintaining relationships with landlords; human resource development; and all aspects of operational management, as well as financial management.

Ajay's experience includes co-founding & co-running Landev; co-founding and co-running Fortes Education and its various operating enterprises; operating Emirates Universal Construction; and the founding and operating of TribeFit.

Ajay serves on the board of Fortes Holdings which is involved in the building and operation of K-12 schools and nurseries via Fortes Education, Regent International School, the Jumeirah International Nurseries, and with further schools coming up; property development via Landev; engineering, construction and facility management via Emirates Universal Construction; the building and operation of large format retail health clubs via TribeFit; and the, marketing, distribution and re-export of industrial and building consumables via Blue Water Enterprise. Ajay graduated with a B.Sc. in Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 1991.

The Board of Directors is further supported by an experienced and inspired management team comprising professionals who have deep experience in a variety of functional areas:

Strategic management
Business development
Project management
Sales
Marketing
Financial Management
Technology
Legal
Human Resources
Logistics
Administration