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CEO Dubai FDI, Department of Economic Development (DED)
Fahad Al Gergawi was appointed by the Government of Dubai as Chief Executive Officer of Dubai FDI, the foreign investment promotion agency in the Department of Economic Development (DED), in 2008 after he successfully led international business development initiatives for strategic organizations in the emirate.
Al Gergawi also serves as the Secretary General of the Dubai Green Economy Partnership, aimed to consolidate and integrate green initiatives and clean technologies into Dubai’s core
Fahad Al Gergawi brings a wealth of experience into his role at Dubai FDI. He is also one of the first graduates of the elite Mohammed Bin Rashid Program for Young Business Leaders, a
member of the Young Arab Leaders Foundation UAE chapter and the MENA Director of the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA).
A Communications graduate of the UAE University, Al Gergawi started his career in the Exhibition Department of the Dubai World Trade Centre in 1994. A year later, he moved to the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry as Executive Director for Trade and Industrial Development. Remaining in that role till 2004, Al Gergawi played a stellar role in the creation of various first-of-its kind business groups and councils in Dubai. He was also instrumental in helping Chamber members to expand their business internationally and promoting business opportunities in Dubai across numerous trade and economic forums as well as international missions.
Between 2004 and 2008 Al Gergawi was part of Dubai Holding as Executive Director of International Business Development at the Dubai Properties Group (DPG). He succeeded in creating global opportunities for DPG and attracting a wide range of international businesses, partners and investors into the Group’s ventures.
In his current role, Al Gergawi is focused on placing Dubai firmly on the global FDI map, by attracting regional and international investors to leverage opportunities across the various
industries and sub-sectors in the emirate, and developing closer co- operation with key international investment partners.
CEO and chairperson for the Ansari Group
H.E. Ms. Sania A Ansari is the CEO and chairperson for the Ansari Group, a global consulting firm that provides clients with elite strategy, consulting, digital technology, and operations services. Ms. Sania A Ansari, whose ancestors came from Saudi Arabia, was born in Pakistan and raised in Canada. She was listed as one of The Top 100 People in Finance by the US based Top 100
People Magazine and recently got listed as one of the most influential and most powerful women in private offices and foundations.
In addition to her role as a chairperson for Ansari Group, Ms. Sania serves as a consultant for the Private Royal Offices in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and she has worked directly with the Royal Families for almost four years, providing economic and political insights into business developments and trends regarding countries of interest. She also serves as the ambassador and director for the Wonder Women Association of Pakistan.
Ms. Sania also acts as the primary point of contact and a bridge for global partners and the UAE, working with the multinational companies around the world that seek to expand into the Middle Eastern market. Her clients also include the various governments who seek to enhance the trade relations between the respective countries.
Ms. Sania is the Chairperson for the United Refugee Green Council of Canada (URGC), Ambassador-at-Large for Peace and Human Rights for the International Human Rights Organisation and Goodwill Ambassador for Youth and Women Empowerment for the International Human Rights Commission among other notable organisations. She is a Member of Who’s Who Hall of Fame for Business Consultancy in Pakistan.
Director, Hamriyah Free Zone and Saif Zone
One of the youngest leaders tasked with the enviable assignments of transforming two of the economic growth engines of Sharjah – Hamriyah Free Zone and Sharjah Airport International Free
Zone, Saud Salim Al Mazrouei is a tireless organiser and an energetic business traveler. He inspires his people with his own performances, achievements and accessible-to-all philosophy.
Enabled by his management and IT background, this dynamic and visionary leader has pioneered IT supported business solutions in his organisations, ensuring transparency and simplicity in rules and procedures. His extraordinary insights and inherent values of integrity, innovation and competence have resulted in spectacular growth in the Free Zones he is leading, achieving 13,000 investor companies from 157 countries during a short span, thus boosting Foreign Direct Investment in the UAE substantially. Now both free zones are global brands and favorable investment hot spots for investors around the globe.
Al Mazrouei often drives corporate social responsibility initiatives in his efforts to improve the society around him. He is a profound proponent of boosting business and capturing efficiency opportunities while upholding the values of professional and personal integrity and shares common development goals with his investors.
This young man is rated as a deeply committed business leader, possessing proven potentials to drive economic developments in Sharjah and the United Arab Emirates.