UDAA Board of DirectorsJune 1, 2023 2023-06-01 10:44
UDAA Board of Directors
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Maktoum Bin Juma Al Maktoum (2009-Present) Honorary President, University of Dubai’s Alumni Association (UDAA) 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.
Nasser Al Abdool Chairman, UDAA Nasser started his professional experience as a junior staff at the National Bank of Dubai while continuing his higher diploma at Dubai University College (currently the 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's 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.
Ali Ahmed Hassan Angizeh Deputy Chairman, UDAA Ahmad is a graduate of the Bachelor's program, majoring in Management in 2010. He obtained an Executive MBA from the American University of Sharjah in 2014. He completed Senior Executive Leadership Program with Harvard Business School in June 2019. Currently, he is the Vice President Landside and Facilities at Dubai Airports & Dubai World Central, with more than 15 years of work experience, at Airside Operations, Dubai Airports. Back from 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 a 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 a member of The ACI world forum.
Ahmed Khalifa Al Falasi Member, UDAA Ahmed is a graduate of the Bachelor's program, majoring in Management in 2006. After graduation, he worked at Islamic Affairs & Charitable Activities Department, and later he joined Dubai Media Incorporated, as a Director, Strategy & Corporate Excellence. Ahmed isa Certified European Excellence Assessor from the European Foundation of Quality Management (EFQM) and Dubai Excellence Award Program (DGEP) winner.
Dr. Abeer Abdulla Ali Abdulla AlSumaiti Member, UDAA Dr. Abeer holds a Ph.D. degree from the University of Dubai, a Master of Strategic HR Management and Master of Sustainable Design in the Built Environment from different universities. She did a training course “Master Students Exchange Program” at Cardiff University, Wales, UK., Leadership & Multiculturalism Course, Al-Maktoum Institute, Dundee, Scotland and G.C.C- Hungarian Youth Exchange Program, Budapest, Hungary – 2008.Author of Conference Paper Titled: Leader-Member Exchange (LMX), Work Engagement and Job Satisfaction among selected employees in the United Arab Emirates during the early stages of the pandemic, DNA for HR Leaders, and The Effect of Indoor Air Quality on Occupants’ Health and Performance in Office Buildings in Dubai. Currently she is the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) at Emirates Development Bank.
Dr. Capt. Sultan Salem AlShamsi Member, UDAA Sultan is a holder of Ph.D. degree in Management from the University of Dubai, a Master of Organizational Excellence and a Bachelor degree in Quality Management from Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University and a Master of Aviation Management from Emirates Aviation University. He is a Helicopter Pilot and currently he works as Aerodromes Operations Inspector in the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA). He also a speaker and a presenter.
Mohammed Hamdan Alshehhi Member, UDAA He is a holder of Bachelor degree in Computer Information System and a Master degree in Business Administration from Abu Dhabi University. Currently he works as Technical Lead in Automation and AI Expert at Etisalat. He has Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Developer Advance 2019 Certificate, ITIL Expert certification and Cisco Certified Network Associate. Digital Transformation/Robotics, HR Sourcing Strategy, and Engineering are his field of expertise (https://www.squareonemea.com/lp-rpa/).
Fahad Anoohi Member, UDAA He is a holder of Bachelor degree in Accounting. Auditor with extensive experience who is committed to enhancing corporate compliance, workflow, and procedures through audits and optimization suggestions. He also participated in development of SAP Audit Integrity Screening. Currently he works as Internal Audit Specialist at Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA).
Ammar Bin Risheed Member, UDAA He is a holder of Bachelor degree in Finance & Banking. He is the Founder & CEO of Ilyas TECH Mobility and Co-Founder & Co-CEO for Stealth Startup. Currently he is taking the “Alternative Investments” course/diploma from Harvard Business School. He joined the UAE Sovereign Wealth Fund portfolio of companies while working for Monet.
Rashed Khalil Obaid Ali Member, UDAA He is a holder of a Master of Laws degree in Arbitration and Dispute Resolution & Financial Crimes And Money Laundering. He is a Lawyer and the owner of Mohammed Nekhaira Al Dhaheri Advocates & Legal Consultant.
Amer Rashed AlMehairi Member, UDAA He is a holder of Bachelor degree in Computer Information System. More than 20 years of experience in specialized technical and administrative work and implementation of service strategies, excellent experience in recruitment, smart services and development of services and projects. Currently he is working as Director of the Command & Smart Control Center at General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs. He received the Medal of Excellent Service and the Medal of Sincere Service from Dubai Police. He is a member of the European Liaison Officers Organization, member of International Air Transport Association (IATA), and a member of IPT.
Khalid Khadim Member, UDAA Emirati with over 12 years of experience in HR field in Telecom and Digital Government industry and has managed several projects involved leadership upskilling & employees capacity building. He holds Master’s degree in HR and Leadership from University of Dubai, SHRM PMQ, MBTI-step II practitioner and he is Certified in Kirkpatrick four levels evaluation model. He has led different innovative projects endorsed by global professional body and he has enhanced the learning strategy within the organization to build lifelong learning culture. Khalid is working as Manager Talent Management, at Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority and he oversees talent management activities including talent attraction, retention, career development and performance management.
Mohammed Shael Al Saadi Founder and Honorary Life Member Mohammed is a graduate of the Bachelor's program, majoring in Management, he also holds Masters in Quality Management from the University of Wollongong, Masters of Science in Professional Studies, City Science & Smart Cities from Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), and currently, he is pursuing a Ph.D. in Business Management at the University of Dubai. He holds the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Business Developments & Strategy Sector, Dubai Economy. Since joining Dubai Economy 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 the 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.