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Sheikh Khaled Bin Zayed Al Nehayan is a pioneer extraordinaire; a graduate in Business Administration from Boston University; has completed his PHD course work in Finance from Michigan State University. He is the Chairman and Founder of the Bin Zayed Group- a leading conglomerate established in 1988 with diverse business interests in the local and international markets. The Bin Zayed Group’s key activities comprise four business fields: Construction & Energy, Trading & Industry, Real Estate, Technology and Financial Services.

Sheikh Khaled holds pivotal positions in several private and public organizations: He serves as Chairman of SALAMA, the largest Islamic Takaful and Re-Takaful Company in the world and Tamweel- a Shariah compliant property mortgage and finance corporation. He is also Vice- Chairman of Dubai Islamic Bank and a Board Member of Abraaj- a global private equity firm.

In addition, Sheikh Khaled is on the board of numerous sovereign entities; serving as Chairman of Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), Board Member of Dubai Real-Estate Corporation DREC (WASL), Dubai School of Government, UAE Insurance Authority, as well as Chairman/Board of The Executive Committee of Dubai Economic Council (DEC).

Sheikh Khaled’s achievements are by no means restricted to the business arena. His personal contributions in various public serving entities, stands testimony to his commitment for the societal well being: He is a Board Member of JA Worldwide, Chairman of Injaz Al Arab – UAE and Vice Chairman of Injaz Al-Arab MENA Region, a subsidiary of Junior Achievement Worldwide, an organization entrusted in preparing the new generation to face current evolving economic challenges. Concurrently, he serves as the Chairman of Al Hikmah Educational Chain, which is engaged in furtherance of education in the region, Vice-Chairman of Human Appeal International, which fights poverty and injustices and the Humaid Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi Foundation for Human Development, Member of Young Arab Leaders, which aims to boost economic growth in the Arab World by providing a platform for change.

He is also the President of UAE Sailing and Rowing Federation.

Sheikh Khaled is keen on participating in World Economic Forum (WEF) every year and Arab Business Council (ABC) as a member. He’s also a prominent public speaker and has given extensive presentations and TV & media interviews on E-Commerce, E-Government, importance of digital Technology, Economic Policy, and various progressive topics, impacting regional economy.

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