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Nabil Ali AlyousufNabil Ali Alyousuf

The Executive Office of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum



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Nabil Ali Alyousuf is Director-General of The Executive Office of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. He is also Vice Chairman of Board of Trustees & Executive President of the Dubai School of Government and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Dubai Institute for Human Resources Development.

Nabil Alyousuf has numerous achievements in the field of development, focusing on three main pillars: public sector development, human development and community development.

In the field of public sector development, Mr Alyousuf served as Coordinator General of the Dubai Government Excellence Program. This program aims at developing performance in government through granting awards for performance excellence. He developed the program through adopting global standards to enhance the competence as well as performance of establishments and individuals in the Government of Dubai. He introduced the key performance indicators (KPI) system and reinforced accountability in the public sector. Moreover, he developed the restructuring of the Dubai Government, reorganizing it into two types of institutions: those specialized in policy making, and those specialized in service delivery. He also worked on updating the Human Resources Law in the Emirate of Dubai. The new law adopted international norms, and is based on achievement and merit. Mr. Alyousuf also led the team working on developing Dubai Strategy 2015, covering five main sectors: economic development, community development, infrastructure, security and justice, and government excellence.  

In the field of human resources development, Nabil Alyousuf worked on establishing the Dubai Institute for Human Resources Development, a training institute providing programs for the development of employees in government institutions.

He established the Dubai School of Government in collaboration with Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. It is the first school of its kind in the region, granting executive academic degrees in public administration and providing customized executive education training on leadership in governance in collaboration with international academic institutions such as the Lee Kuan Yew of Public Policy from Singapore and other equally renowned institutions. 

Nabil Alyousuf also worked on the establishment of the Emirates Nationals Development Program. The program aims at training and finding employment for nationals in accordance with market and private sector requirements. He also established the Mohammed bin Rashid Program for Leadership Development, a program that develops future leaders in Dubai in collaboration with international schools and universities such as Cranfield, INSEAD, the London School of Business.

In the field of community development, Nabil Alyousuf is the Vice-Chairman of the Arab Strategic Forum. The Forum focuses on the various aspects of development in the Arab world, and participants include international and regional figures from Corporations and Governments. He also contributed to the launch of the Dubai Cares campaign, in cooperation with international charity organizations, which aims at providing education for a million children from the Muslim world. In addition, he led the establishment of Mohammed Bin Rashid al Maktoum Foundation with ten billion dollar endowment. The Foundation covers four main sectors: knowledge and education, culture, entrepreneurship, and philanthropy. He is the Vice Chairman of the Inaugural Summit on the Global Agenda. The Summit is held in partnership between World Economic Forum and the Government of Dubai. It is a new, unique gathering for 800 of the world’s most influential thinkers – leaders from academia, business, government and society. Its purpose is to advance solutions to the most critical challenges facing humanity.

Nabil Alyousuf holds a B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Arizona, USA, an M.Sc. in Operations Research from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and an MBA from the University of Strathclyde, UK.

He has worked in many reputed organizations such as Dubai Islamic Bank, Emirates Petroleum Production Company (EPPCO) and Dubai Media City. He is currently the Director-General of the Executive Office.

In his present capacity, Nabil Alyousuf seeks to realize the vision of His Highness the Ruler of Dubai in making Dubai a pioneer city of excellence on the global level.