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Salah Mussa

Chairman

Mercantile Group

London, UK


Salah Mussa
Mohamed Mussa
Mercantile Group
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Millennium Management

Salah Mussa’s Biography

Salah Mussa is a businessman, investor and philanthropist whose career in finance and property spans more than four decades. He is Chairman of Mercantile Group, the global real estate conglomerate founded by his father, Mohammad Mussa. Mercantile is the parent company of Chestertons Global and Chesterfield Developments.

Mercantile Group bought Chestertons, an underperforming central London estate agency, in 2005. Under Salah Mussa’s leadership, Chestertons grew from 11 offices to 32 and expanded internationally, opening branches in 12 countries. In October 2023 Chestertons UK was sold to private equity group, Emeria.

Mercantile Group retains the Chestertons Global business and its extensive network of offices in 16 countries. Over the next five to seven years, Salah Mussa’s vision is to continue the company’s expansion worldwide. Next year, Chestertons Global will open its head office in Riyadh, capitalising on recent reforms in the Saudi Arabian property market which offer significant opportunities for both international and domestic investors.

Chestertons Global continues to...
Salah Mussa is a businessman, investor and philanthropist whose career in finance and property spans more than four decades. He is Chairman of Mercantile Group, the global real estate conglomerate founded by his father, Mohammad Mussa. Mercantile is the parent company of Chestertons Global and Chesterfield Developments.

Mercantile Group bought Chestertons, an underperforming central London estate agency, in 2005. Under Salah Mussa’s leadership, Chestertons grew from 11 offices to 32 and expanded internationally, opening branches in 12 countries. In October 2023 Chestertons UK was sold to private equity group, Emeria.

Mercantile Group retains the Chestertons Global business and its extensive network of offices in 16 countries. Over the next five to seven years, Salah Mussa’s vision is to continue the company’s expansion worldwide. Next year, Chestertons Global will open its head office in Riyadh, capitalising on recent reforms in the Saudi Arabian property market which offer significant opportunities for both international and domestic investors.

Chestertons Global continues to work closely with Emeria to ensure that opportunities are freely shared across all companies using the Chestertons brand.

As a keen supporter of Polo, Salah has helped bring the sport to a wider audience through Chestertons’ sponsorship of the annual Polo in the Park tournament in London. In 2023 the first Chestertons Polo in the Park Dubai took place, and Salah has plans to expand the concept to other countries, with a Chestertons Polo in the Park event scheduled to take place in Riyadh in 2025.

In 2019, Salah established Chestertons Foundation to improve social mobility and aid homeless people in the UK. Since then, the Foundation has broadened its scope globally, financing significant projects in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. As it continues to expand internationally, the Foundation remains dedicated to supporting the world's most impoverished communities.
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Salah Mussa’s Newsfeed

Chestertons Global awards winners of first Chestertons Polo in the Park Dubai

The prizegiving took place at a ceremony attended by His Excellency Saeed Harib, Secretary General of the Dubai Sports Council; Amr Zedan, Chairman of the Saudi Polo Federation; Ali Albwardy, Founder of Desert Palm Polo Club and Salah Mussa, Chairman of Chestertons Global.
 

Chestertons Global to work closely with Chestertons UK under new ownership

Chestertons was bought out of receivership in 2005 by the current owner, Mercantile Group, led by British businessman Salah Mussa.

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Salah Mussa’s Background

Mercantile Group
Chairman
London, UK
Mercantile Group is a business conglomerate with a diverse portfolio, including significant interests in the property sector. The group is known for its involvement in real estate development, sales, property management and investment, and is the parent company of Chestertons Global and Chesterfield Developments.
 
Chestertons Global
Chairman
Oct 2023 - Present
Dubai, AE
Chestertons, one of the world’s oldest estate agents, was purchased by Mercantile Group in 2005. Chestertons’ UK business was sold to Emeria in 2023, while Chestertons' operations in countries including UAE, Greece, Spain and Morocco, remain part of the group.
 
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Other Business Interests

Chestertons Polo in the Park
Sponsor
2009 - Present
Chestertons has sponsored Chestertons Polo in the Park London for more than a decade, during which time it has evolved into the largest three-day polo event in the world. In November 2023 the inaugural Chestertons Polo in the Park Dubai took place at The Desert Palm Polo Club. Salah Mussa has plans to expand the concept to other countries.
 

Current Board Positions

Arqaam Capital
Investor & Founding Member
2007 - Present
Dubai, AE
Arqaam Capital is a specialist emerging markets investment bank, providing a wide range of financial services including corporate finance, asset management, and brokerage services with a specific focus on the Middle East and Africa. The company has offices in the UAE, Egypt, and Lebanon.
 

Previous Board Positions

Chestertons (UK)
Chairman
2005 - 2023
London, UK
Chestertons is a prominent London estate agency with over 220 years of history. In 2005 it was bought out of receivership by Mercantile Group and, under Salah's leadership, grew from 11 branches to 32 offices in the UK. In 2023 Chestertons' UK business was sold to Emeria.
 

Philanthropy

Chestertons International Foundation
Founder
2019 - Present
Chestertons Foundation was established to support disadvantaged people in the UK, partnering with major homelessness charities St Mungo's and The Passage. Now operating globally, the Foundation focuses on healthcare, education, and basic needs like water. Recent projects include funding 120 cataract surgeries and supporting 200 orphans in Uganda, as well as 12 orphans in Gaza.
 
St Mungo's
Supporter
St Mungo's is a UK-based charity dedicated to helping homeless people, providing emergency shelter, support services, and advocacy to address homelessness and rebuild lives.
 
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Press Releases

Mercantile Group Chair Salah Mussa pledges £50,000 to support St Mungo’s Digital Recovery College
London, UK
Leading homeless charity St Mungo’s has received a generous donation from Salah Mussa, Chair of global real estate conglomerate Mercantile Group. Salah’s donation will help people recovering from homelessness through the charity’s inclusive online learning, training and employment service.