H.E. Dr. Ali Saeed Bin Harmal Al Dhaheri
Member of the Board of Directors at Sandooq Al Watan 

An Emirati businessman, born in 1974, Dr. Aldhaheri has over two decades of experience in business and a proven track record of success. Upon completing his MBA with distinction from the American University in Washington DC, Al Dhaheri put his knowledge to work in founding, launching, and managing several successful business entities across a number of different sectors: IT, finance, education, tourism, and real estate. Recently, in keeping with his philosophy of continual learning, Dr. Ali completed his PhD studies with Durham University. His thesis, entitled “The Relationship between the Levels of Cultural Intelligence and the Ability to Adapt Leadership Style Amongst the Leaders in Abu Dhabi Educational Sector”, led to valuable research findings that are applicable to the region and the first of its kind.

Not only a start-up visionary, Aldhaheri also has the skills to step in and lead change to achieve sustainable growth in large organizations. He has been involved at a high level with government tourism and development strategy, MICE and education management, to name a few.

Dr. Aldhaheri currently holds a number of key positions, such as Chairman & Founder of Abu Dhabi University, CEO of Abu Dhabi University Holding Company, Chairman of Al Khawarizmi Holding Company, Chairman of Liwa Education, Chairman of the board of directors for National Takaful - Watania, and Chairman of Magna Investments. Previously he served as Managing Director of Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Company, as well as, a member of the board for London ExCel, a member of the board for the UAE Red Crescent, and a member of the Executive Committee for Emirates Foundation,. He also holds various committee positions for private and government entities alike.