Meet our Team
Mahesh Dalamal comes from strong global management, investment, and entrepreneurial background. Since moving to Dubai from London in 2005, he has established and managed two highly successful businesses in the UAE. His vast experience, both here and abroad, made him quickly adaptable to paradigm shifts in the local and global business landscape.
Prior to CREATIVE ZONE, he founded Gulf Relocation Services; a Dubai based firm providing relocation and company setup assistance to individuals and corporations moving to the UAE. He developed the company into the leading player in the industry, boasting an impressive client list of the likes of Siemens, Tetrapak, Clyde and Co, Grey Advertising, Generali Insurance, and Six Senses Resort and Spa.
Mahesh was born and raised in the UK and studied Business Management and French at King’s College, University of London. He plays tennis and has represented Kent schools nationally. He is fluent in French and Hindi and has travelled extensively throughout Europe, USA, Asia, and Africa both for leisure and business.
“The success of CREATIVE ZONE is built upon a truly exceptional team combined with a strong company ethos of professionalism, honesty, transparency, and always putting the needs of the client first.”
Steve Mayne brings more than 24 years of experience of management, business consultancy and corporate leadership to his role as Managing Partner of CREATIVE ZONE. Additionally, he is responsible as Company Director to six other UAE organisations, of which, he manages and runs at a board level.
Prior to CREATIVE ZONE, he worked with a number of global organizations specializing in logistics, supply chain management, and process engineering. With his industry experience in workspace solutions, he has played an integral role in establishing some of the region’s leading business centres, investing and managing these together.
His global experience combined with his natural ability to unite and mould successful teams has taken him to over 10 countries across the Middle East, North Africa and the Mediterranean.
With his extensive experience, he brings a wealth of knowledge and understanding of the regional business environment as well as strong operational expertise. He holds an MBA from Charles Sturt University in Australia. He is married with four children and his hobbies include surfing, touch rugby, running, boating, BBQ’s and entertaining.
“We believe in building a strong company culture based on trust and mutual respect which, in turn, drives customer service. Our clients are the heart and soul of our business and supporting them in their success is our highest priority.”
Jigar Sagar was born and raised in the UAE, Jigar Sagar is the 3rd generation member of his family living in the UAE. After completing his post-graduate Masters in Finance from the University of Melbourne, Australia, he returned to the UAE and joined CREATIVE ZONE as Finance Director in March 2011.
With his experience in managing finance functions for multiple SMEs in Sharjah from 2003-2006 to currently being responsible for managing an annual turnover of over AED 200 million. Given his expertise in corporate finance, financial planning and budgeting, and risk management, his skills are highly valuable in the current economic environment.
As a founding member of CREATIVE ZONE, Lourds Adalia-Evertse has been instrumental in developing and managing both the Operations and Admin team and processes. Furthermore, Lourds manages key relationships and the team knowledge base for several key Free Zones and the Department of Economic Development. Her detail-orientated approach and flexibility to adapt as the company has grown have been integral to our success.
Mike Cook oversees the strategic market planning and penetration at CREATIVE ZONE. Responsible for the development and implementation of marketing programmes, he brings to the role over 20 years of experience working and living in the Middle East. Having previously worked for several Fortune 500 companies, Mike is driven by challenge and has seen success, delivering unique marketing projects and driving growth in every role he has held. Mike graduated with a BSc degree in Product Design and Marketing from the University of Sunderland in 2000 and has attended several Strategic Leadership programmes, more recently at Harvard Business School, Boston, Massachusetts.