In 1998, Mala Shene Bashir founded Darin
Group, identifying an opportunity to rehabilitate Iraq’s infrastructure for commercial benefit, and for the Iraqi people.
Based in Erbil, but with operations in Dubai and Istanbul, Shene has overseen the company’s rapid diversification and growth in construction, industrial production, trading and telecoms.
In 2010, Darin
opened the first ‘Dubai style’ mall in the heart of Erbil city next to the Group’s ‘Family Fun’ amusement park development, which draws visitors from around Iraq.
Chairman of Darin
, Mr. Bashir says: “Darin
is a tremendous success story and a beacon of hope in a region that’s seen significant turmoil and instability.
“We’ve shown that there are exceptional opportunities here in infrastructure and in supplying an ever increasing consumer demand. With a proven track record in delivering growth and plans to diversify, Darin
Group is the partner of choice for foreign investors seeking economic prospects in the region; and professionals seeking exciting careers.”