Board of Directors

Sheikh Mohammed Bin Maktoum Bin Juma Al Maktoum (2009-Present)
President, University of Dubai’s Alumni Association
Mohammad is a graduate of Bachelor program, majored in Finance & Banking 2008. Mohammed holds the position of Business Manager at the Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC) since 2005. Additionally, Mohammed is a leading business man in Dubai, with a number of interests in the transportation and hospitality sectors.
Mohammed accepted the post of President of the University of Dubai Alumni Association in May 2009. He hopes to lead the Association to even greater success in the upcoming years.
Ahmed Khalifa Al Falasi
1st Vice President, University of Dubai’s Alumni Association
Ahmed has a Bachelor degree in Business Management from University of Dubai. After graduation, he worked at Islamic Affairs & Charitable Activities Department and later he joined Dubai Media Incorporated, as a Director, Strategy & Corporate Excellence. Ahmed is a Certified European Excellence Assessor from European Foundation of Quality Management (EFQM) and Dubai Excellence Award Program (DGEP) winner.
Fatma Hamad AlSuwaidi
2nd Vice President, University of Dubai’s Alumni Association
Fatma is a graduate of University of Dubai’s Master program, majored in Operations and Logistic Management 2013. She got her Bachelor Degree in General Business from Dubai Women’s College in 2011. Currently she is pursuing her PhD in Emotional Intelligence and Behavioural Responses at University of Dubai. While at the University, Fatma was involved with many activities to support the reading year and CSR activities as well as coaching program “Alumni – Student Mentoring Program”, currently, she is working with DEWA as Senior Manager Knowledge Management. She is responsible for developing and implementing the KM strategies across the organization, Identify and capture, store and share DEWA knowledge Assets plus other responsibilities. Fatma is happy to lend her time, skills and experience to the association.
Mohammed Shael Al Saadi
Co-Founder, University of Dubai’s Alumni Association
He obtained his Bachelors in Marketing from University of Dubai and Masters in Quality Management from University of Wollongong and Master of Science in Professional Studies, City Science & Smart Cities from Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). Currently he is pursuing PhD in Business Management at University of Dubai.
Mohammad holds the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Business Developments & Strategy Sector, Department of Economic Development (DED)-Government of Dubai. Since joining DED in 2008, AlSaadi has made significant contributions to streamlining business activities in Dubai and supporting investor relations with an emphasis on quality, efficiency, transparency and modern technology. AlSaadi is a member of Dubai Smart City Initiative (DSCI) executive committee. He is a strategic thinker and prolific speaker and he is frequently invited to address regional and international audiences on business competitiveness and the ongoing efforts to achieve Dubai’s Smart City vision.
Ahmad Al Khaja
Co-Founder, University of Dubai’s Alumni Association
He obtained his Bachelors in Marketing from University of Dubai. Currently, he is the Director, Strategic-National Accounts at Du Telecommunications.
Ahmad Ali Al Jaziri
Member, University of Dubai’s Alumni Association
He is a graduate of University of Dubai’s Bachelor and Master Degrees. Ahmed has earned a Bachelor in Finance & Banking in 2013 and an MBA in Leadership & Human Resource Management 2015. As a former student, Ahmed served as the President of the Emarati Club in 2011. Currently, Ahmed is working as an auditor in State Audit Institution.
Ali Al Dahan
Member, University of Dubai’s Alumni Association
Ali is a graduate of University of Dubai’s Master program, majored in Finance & Accounting 2015. He got his bachelor degree in Business Management from West Virginia University, Morgantown. Currently he is pursuing his PhD in Sustainable Strategic Marketing field at University of Dubai.
Ali is a Professional management consultant and risk advisor with an extensive experience in marketing and business development for different MC services in Internal Audit, Enterprise Risk Management, Investigation and Fraud assessments in different industries. Ali is working in Protiviti Risk & Business Consulting as Consultant in Internal Audit and Risk Advisory Services. He is a member in Institute of Internal Audit (IIA) and Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), plus he is ambassador at Emirates Red Crescent. Ali is interested in voluntary work, music, bright colors and laughter .
Tariq Al Najjar
Co-Founder, University of Dubai’s Alumni Association
He He got his Executive Masters in Business Administration (EMBA) from Cass Business School at the City University London in the United Kingdom and Bachelor in Management from the University of Dubai in 2006.
Currently, he holds the position of Key Account Manager at Empower.
Ali Ahmed Hassan Angizeh
Member, University of Dubai’s Alumni Association
He obtained Executive MBA from American University of Sharjah in 2014 and he got his Bachelor’s in Business Administration from University of Dubai in 2010.
Currently, he is the Vice President of Terminal & Cargo Operations at Dubai International Airports, with more than 15 years of work experience, at Airside Operations, Dubai Airports.
Back in Sept 2012 to Oct 2014 he was VP of Cargo & Logistic Dubai International Airport & Al Maktoum International Airport leading the operational management of all cargo facilities at Dubai International Airport and Dubai World Central. In Oct 2014 to June 2016, he was Positioned, VP – Airside Operations Dubai. He was fully responsible for the development and implementation of a safe and efficient operational strategy, providing compelling purpose and vision for Airside Operations. Ali is certified in ACI-GSN2 Airside Safety Awareness, and GSN5 Advanced Safety Management System.
He was recognized for making valuable contributions to the company over the years, moreover he was elected in the Dubai Government Excellence Program DEGP and member of ACI world forum.
Ala Osama Mikdadi
Member, University of Dubai’s Alumni Association
He He obtained his double Masters in Finance & Accounting & Operation & Logistics Management from the University of Dubai 2013, and Bachelor of Science in Economics from the UAE University.
Ala is presently the General Manager and Board Member at Global Transformers and Switchgears. He was the general manager of Emirates Industrial Gases Company in Dubai. He has more than 20 years of diversified experience in strategic management, planning and marketing, business partnering and business development and staff performance mentoring. Ala assumed the role of board member of the University of Dubai Alumni Association in 2014 and he is a part-time instructor at University of Dubai. Ala is a Certified NLP Business Practitioner as well as a Certified EFQM Assessor.
He is the first Certified CEO in UAE by The CEO Institute – Australia. Ala was appointed as Future CEO Program - In Charge.
Nasser Al Abdool
Member, University of Dubai’s Alumni Association
Nasser started his professional experience as a junior staff at National Bank of Dubai while continuing his higher diploma at Dubai University College (currently University of Dubai). It provided him with the opportunity to apply the latest information technology to the banking system and automate several manual transactions. Later on, he joined Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank as Personal Banking Supervisor.
Nasser graduated from the University of Dubai with a Bachelor degree in Finance & Banking in 2007. Upon his graduation he was promoted to the position of Branch Manager. Aligned with Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid’s statement “Innovation is our only way to build a great history of the UAE… the future will be for those who adopt innovation”, Nasser decided to continue his Master Degree in Innovation and Change Management with Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University. He believes that the professional organization requires employees who have professional qualifications to bring the best of skills and abilities for the growth and profitability of the organization.
In 2012, after almost five years of branches experience, he was selected as Regional Manager at Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, managing nine branches in Deira Area. Nasser joined the UDAA Board of Directors in 2009. He brings his extensive management experience to the Board, as well as his commitment to success and achievement.
Suhail Al Kaabi
Member, University of Dubai’s Alumni Association
He obtained his Masters in Human Resource Management from the American University of London and Bachelor’s of Business Administration Management from University of Dubai in 2007, plus he has a diploma from Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Sciences. Currently, he is the Branch Manager at Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank. He is a board member of Sharjah Tatweer Forum of 2011 and Arabic Language Protection Association and he is a member of the alumni association at the Emirates Institute for Banking and Finance. Suhail is interested in small and medium size businesses.
Mohammad Hanif Al Blushi
Member, University of Dubai’s Alumni Association
He obtained his Master degree in Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System from United Arab Emirates University and Bachelor’s in Computer Information Systems from the University of Dubai.
He is working as Senior GIS Analyst Developer and head of GIS Development Division at Dubai Police
Obaid Al Falasi
Member, University of Dubai’s Alumni Association
With more than 14 years of work experience in Project Management field, Obaid Rashid Al Falasi had marked his career journey with several successful projects. He worked as a project manager for “Qasr Al Hosn” project that was organized by Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority in 2013. In addition, he managed other several cultural projects during his work experience with Dubai Culture and Art’s Authority. He is also one of the co-founders of “In Dubai We Trust” campaign, a non-profit community project. He volunteers with Dubai Cares Globally pilot program in Cambodia to help build schools which provided Cambodian children access to primary education. Obaid carries a Bachelor degree in Business Management from University of Dubai, and a Diploma in IT Programming from Etisalat Academy, as well as an educational degree from Cambridge Institute of London. Nevertheless, he seeks to continue his higher education.
Abdullah Al Khallafi
Member, University of Dubai’s Alumni Association
Graduated in 2013 with a BBA in Finance & Banking. He was the Student Union’s Vice President for the academic year 2012-2013. He joined the cargo department in Emirates Airline in 2014 as Emirates SkyCargo Support Manager and completed the SkyCargo Outstation managers training program which lasted for two years. The program is designed to prepare undergraduates to be able to fully manage and run SkyCargo Outstations across the Emirates Airline network. He is also holding the rank of Reserve 2nd lieutenant in the UAE Armed Forces. He received the University of Dubai “Prospective Successful Alumnus” award in 2013. Economics is an area of interest to Abdulla and he wishes to pursue his education in this field in the near future.
Marwan Khalifa AlSboosi
Member, University of Dubai’s Alumni Association
Marwan obtained his Bachelor degree in Business Management from University of Dubai in 2005, he holds a Postgraduate diploma (PgD) from Bedfordshire University in England and Master’s degree in General Business from the Canadian University in Dubai. While studying, Marwan worked as an Officer at Dubai Police. Upon graduation, he worked at Nakheel Properties as Sales Manager. Currently, Marwan is working at the Ministry of Economy as a Director of Under Secretary Office. Marwan joined the University of Dubai Alumni Association in 2015 and he is happy to lend his leadership and managerial skills to the association. He enjoys reading economical books and cycling.
Hanan Wehbi
Member, University of Dubai’s Alumni Association
She obtained her Bachelor degree in Business Marketing from University of Dubai in 2005. During her studies, she worked at First Gulf Bank, Emaar Properties and Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). Upon graduation, she joined Deutsche Asset Management, Deutsche Bank as Marketing & Administration Assistant and in 2006 she joined Mashreq Securities as assistant to the vice president. Hanan has fitness and nutrition certificates, she is expert in personal training and public speaking. In addition, she is Freelance Marketing Consultant.
Mohammed Al Awadhi
Member, University of Dubai’s Alumni Association
Mohammad is a highly accomplished professional with over 16 years of multifaceted experience in various fields with expertise in technical and business management. He started his career during his study at UD in 2001 as a Web Developer for the Dubai eGovernment. He was one of the key people who worked towards achieving the aims and vision of the government in turning Dubai entities into eGoverment.
He joined du in 2009, as Director Business Development (Smart City).
Mohammad earned his bachelor’s degree in Internet Computing from University of Dubai in 2006, and his master’s degree in International Business from the University of Wollongong (Dubai). Mohammad is currently doing his Doctorate in Business Administration from Liverpool John Moores University in UK.
He received Certifications from several places such as UAE Embassy in USA, Students Union, and George Washington University Hospital. He was a vice president of Emirates Union in the USA in 1999 & 2000.
Ahmed Obaid Al Tayer
Member, University of Dubai’s Alumni Association
He obtained his Masters in Forensic Accounting investigation and Master in Applied Finance and Banking from the University of Wollongong. He got his Bachelor’s in Business Accounting from the University of Dubai and currently, he is working at DEWA as Senior Manager Internal Audit.

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