DXB Entertainments (DXBE), the Dubai-listed owner and operator of theme parks, announced on Wednesday a new management structure and appointments that include a new chief financial officer.
The company appointed John Ireland as CFO to head the new Finance function. He joins DXBE from a position as chief financial officer at Arab Media Group where he saw financial and legal aspects of the group’s operations. Before that, he held finance and strategy roles at 21st Century Fox across the group’s operations in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.
His appointment comes just two weeks after DXBE announced the appointment of Mohammad Al Mulla as the company’s chief executive officer effective immediately. Al Mulla also joined from Arab Media Group where he served as CEO.
In its statement, DXBE also said that Strategy and Business Development will be incorporated into a newly structured Finance function to enhance strategic, financial, and commercial planning.
Additionally, the company said it is appointing Ahmed Al Rayyes as chief corporate support officer. He brings experience in strategic sourcing, contract negotiation, and planning from senior roles at Emirates Integrated Telecommunications and Dubai TV.