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Our Team

Ivan Van Bladel - Chairman VH IOA

My name is Ivan Van Bladel                                   

I am the proud owner of a Villa in Estella Village

I have been in Dubai for the past 13 years and have properties as well in other communities in Dubai

I have a Degree in IT and I am the Director of Strategic Accounts at Cr2 Ltd, responsible for the Middle-East and Central Asia. I am a co-founder of VHCA in December 2009 starting with only 15 members. We now have over 600 members and a vibrant online community.

I have volunteered to be a committee member because I believe that a community should be fun to live in, with excellent facilities and an impeccable safety and cleanness record. For me, the best way to guarantee this is to have the owners manage every detail about the community themselves in the same way that they would manage their own home.

By making VH an example of a well managed community, the right OA will guarantee a high standard of living for its residents as well as a healthy capital appreciation for its owners.

I am proud to have an excellent team and thanks to them, Victory Heights Community is well under way to become the most desirable residential community in Dubai.

Dirk Van Landeghem - Vice Chairman

My name is Dirk Van Landeghem                          

I am the proud owner of a Villa in Estella Village

I am from Belgium and have been in Dubai for 17 Years

My educational/professional background is that I am Managing Director of Unisteel International, a steel trading company active in 4 continents.

I have volunteered to be a committee member/neighborhood coordinator because I have been actively involved with VH Community and its Vice Chairman since the beginning and I am a co-founder of VHCA.

I would like to build further on this VHCA platform in order to influence matters positively via the OA.

Darius Goodridge - Treasurer

My name is Darius Goodridge                                

My wife and I are the proud owners of a Villa in Estella Village

I am from the UK and have been in Dubai for 6 years

I am qualified in the UK as a Chartered Accountant and am a member of the ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales)

I have volunteered to be a committee member because I believe my financial experience can contribute to our community, so we can understand and later manage the financial budgets, commitments and actual costs to get good value for our community.

Saleem Kadernani - Board Member

My name is Saleem Kadernani
My wife and I have 2 boys and we own and live in Esmeralda

I am from Kenya and have been in Dubai for 4 Years
My educational/professional background is of a Mechanical Engineer with a Masters in Liner Shipping, Supply Chain & Logistics and am currently the Head of Marketing at Gulftainer Company Ltd.
I volunteered to be an IOA Board member because I believe that I can contribute to the well being of our community, and have the ability to represent my fellow owners in creating collective value for our community.
My professional experience within supply chains and network within the business community will hopefully be an asset for us within the Community.

Ashok Galgotia - Board Member

My name is Ashok Galgotia.                       

I am the proud owner of  villa in Novelia Village aka Party Villa . My wife and I have two grown-up children both living in Canada .

I am from India and have been in Dubai since April,1986 .

My educational/professional background is that I am Mechanical Engineer from BITS, Pilani with a post-graduate Diploma  in Management Studies  from Luton College of Puttridgebury , UK . I am CEO of Triveni Group of Companies that  I founded in 1993. Our Group  has divisions dealing in packaging machinery and materials, manufacture of cablemanagement products as well as small real estate development known as La Fontana Di Trevi Apartments in Arjan, Dubailand .

I , volunteered to be a Board member because I wish to be able to contribute to the positive development of our community and believe that my long experience of living and working in the UAE can be an asset to the Owners' Association.

Sherry Farid - Esmeralda Village Coodinator

My name is Sherry Farid                            

I am the proud owner of a house in Esmeralda Village

My family is made up of myself, my wonderful husband Maged, and our two beautiful sons, Kevin and David.

I am from Egypt and have been in Dubai for 7 fantastic years.

My educational/professional background: I received my Mass Communications Bachelor degree from the American University in Cairo in 1997, got my professional marketing training in Unilever and have been in FMCG marketing ever since. Currently I’m a dedicated fulltime mother to my two youngsters and plan to rejoin the professional rat race soon.

I volunteered to be a neighborhood coordinator because I have a vision to make Victory Heights the number one residential community in Dubai. I want families not living here to say “We can’t wait to move to Victory Heights!” I want our villages to be more like teams, supporting each other in healthy wholesome living. I want neighbors to actually know each other and feel safe to be living here. I have a million and one ideas for Victory Heights and how to improve the quality of our life here. Above all I want us to have an Owners Association that is highly active, focused and successful. I want people to respect our OA and really depend on it to make a noticeable difference.

My special skill set is my self-driven personality and an abundant amount of laser sharp energy. I enjoy leading projects to successful completion and rallying support for worthy causes. My creative problem solving skills and resourcefulness always come in handy when dealing with the cosmopolitan mixture of people that are Dubai. I am not afraid of responsibility and believe that a successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.

Anjali Galgotia - Novelia Village Coordinator

I'm a high school teacher by profession, but when I moved to Victory Heights in October 2010, I gave up my old job and then became addicted to a more leisurely lifestyle. So now I'm at home, free to experiment (not always very successfully!) with my garden, and to travel whenever I feel like it. I have two children, both living in Canada. I feel lucky to have a beautiful home in a beautiful neighbourhood and am happy to do what I can to improve the community.

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