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Mirage Leisure and Development
Emaar Business Park, Dubai
United Arab Emirates
TEL: + 971 4 453 8835

Amar Tahilani

Chief Executive Officer

Amar assumed the role of Mirage’s Chief Executive in September 2019 after serving 13+ years in Atkins’ where he last performed in the capacity of Regional Director for Real Estate and Master planning. Amar has a wealth of over 20 years of proven experience in Real Estate Development and has uniquely acquired rich experiences through working with leading Multi-Disciplinary Design & Engineering firms, a Global EPC Contractor, Dubai based General Contractor, as well as with the most prominent Developer in Middle East.

Amar has worked with a variety of stakeholders and has a particularly detailed development experience in the property sector, urban planning, public realm, and infrastructure. Throughout his career, he has delivered projects catering to various scope and scale in UAE, KSA, USA, Europe, Azerbaijan, Pakistan, Oman, Morocco, Egypt, Bahrain, Tanzania, Jordan, Iran and China. Amar’s resoundingly successful track record in project delivery has uniquely set him up to succeed in various operational / executive roles since 2017, where he has consistently delivered successful outcomes for his organization. His core competencies include Strategy Formulation, Leadership & People Management, Business Management, Business Development, Project Delivery, Performance Management and Commercial Management.

Current Responsibility

As Mirage’s Chief Executive, Amar is responsible for Mirage’s overall performance including setting the strategic direction for the company. The current responsibilities include administration of the business and presiding over the business development (including developing new business verticals) and commercial management aspects of the business.

During Amar’s tenure at Mirage, he has been entrusted by its parent company (Emaar Properties PJSC) to take additional key responsibilities including leading Emaar Development PJSC (Sep – Dec 2021) and later to head its Design & Development of Emaar Development (since May 2022).

Andre naude

Managing Director

With over 20 years of service with Mirage Leisure and Development, Andre took over the leadership at the end of 2019. A former shareholder, he is a high performing professional who has achieved the successful delivery of significant and increasingly complex hospitality, leisure, residential, mixed-used and entertainment projects in Southern Africa, UAE and Morocco.

Andre has worked with a variety of Clients including the Royal Family, government departments, parastatal organisations, high net-worth individuals, institutional investors and a number of international hospitality operators.

Andre has a solid grounding in development management, project management and business administration. His core capabilities include project conceptualisation, leadership and management of focussed project teams, project management, cost management, contract administration and management of the Client interface at all levels.

Current Role
As Managing Director of Mirage, Andre is responsible for the strategic direction of the company, oversight of its projects, leadership of the Mirage team and the administration of the business.

Yashmeer Mothilall

Head of QS and Cost Management

Yash, an MBA graduate with 19 years of Quantity Surveying & Cost Management experience has been based in the UAE for the past 15 years.

Having worked on numerous notable mega projects, with diverse commercial experience in all sectors. Yash’s forte is managing project budgets from the initial project kick-off until project close out.

He joined Mirage in April 2021 and has been at the forefront of the establishment of Mirage’s Cost Consultancy operations.

Michael jankovich

Executive Director

Mike has 30 years’ experience in the Construction industry gained in Africa and Middle East. His extensive experience in all aspects of Leisure Resort Development has been gained working on some of the successful themed developments within the UAE, some of which have been benchmarks in the resort industry. Mike has an excellent in-depth understanding of project management from pre-contract through to delivery.

Mike loves golf and bird watching.

Andreas Schoppe

Executive Director

Andreas is a BSC (Building Management) graduate with 27 years of Project, Construction and Development Management experience and has been in the UAE for 14 years.

Having worked on several large scale and iconic Hospitality, Mixed Use, and Residential projects, he has gained diverse experience in all facets of project and development management, from project inception, through the design stages, project implementation to final delivery.

Andreas joined Mirage in April 2005 and has during his time at Mirage, lead several projects to successful completion, and has worked with a diverse base of Clients, Contractors and Consultants.

Bill Pugin

Executive Director

Bill joined the Mirage Group in September of 2001. During his tenure, he has been involved in various Development Management/Directorship roles on numerous iconic projects on the Mirage Middle East’s portfolio, including hotels, resorts & mixed-use developments. In May of 2005, Bill was appointed as Development Director and serves the company as Executive Director.

Coming from a construction background, Bill was a Director at Grinaker, the leading Contracting organization in South Africa, prior to his appointment at Mirage. During this time he was responsible for numerous major projects, including the Montecasino Development.

Prodipto Ghosh

Director of Architecture and Design

With 30 years of international experience, Prodipto has extensive knowledge in the design of a large spectrum of architectural genres including residential, commercial, hospitality, retail, and entertainment. His specialty lies in the design of complex mixed-use projects which embrace multiple building typologies.  He has established a reputation for himself in the profession having delivered many projects of note including several award-winning developments. Having served successfully at the helm of large multi-national design firms, Prodipto joined Mirage in 2022 to lead the architectural design consultancy of the firm.

Prodipto is passionate about design and the need to use it to create lasting value for the community.