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H.E. Nasser Bin Hassan Al-Shaikh

H.E. Nasser Bin Hassan Al-Shaikh

Dubai Department of Finance
Government of Dubai


Speaker > Biography

His Excellency Nasser Bin Hassan Al-Shaikh, one of the most influential public figures in Dubai and the wider Middle East region, is Director-General of the Dubai Department of Finance, Government of Dubai. He is also a member of The Advisory Council, a recently formed Dubai Government body charged with addressing current economic global challenges and their impact on a range of key sectors in the emirate, including Government finances, real estate, banking and equity markets.

Mr. Al-Shaikh is widely respected for his leadership role at a range of private- and public-sector organisations, including the Dubai Department of Finance and firms listed on the Dubai Financial Market. Overseeing a broad portfolio of companies that includes interests in real estate finance and development, education, consumer savings products, retail and corporate banking, and aerospace, Mr. Al-Shaikh plays a central role in realising the emirate’s long-term vision of economic diversification and growth.

Currently, Mr. Al-Shaikh serves as Chairman of Amlak Finance PJSC, one of the premier real estate finance companies in the Middle East; Deyaar Development PJSC, the region's fastest growing real estate company; and Taaleem, a landmark initiative aimed at raising quality standards in the education sector in Dubai and across the Gulf Cooperation Council states.

In addition, Mr. Al-Shaikh is Vice Chairman of National Bonds Corporation, a private firm, 50 per cent owned by the Government of Dubai, that is the parent of National Bonds, the Sharia-compliant national savings scheme of the UAE. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Dubai Aerospace Enterprise, Dubai Islamic Bank and the Dubai Real Estate Corporation (Government of Dubai).

Previously, Mr. Al-Shaikh served as Head of Finance and Administration at The Executive Office of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. During his tenure at The Executive Office, Mr. Al-Shaikh oversaw activities including administration, finance, information technology and human resources.

In 2002, Mr. Al-Shaikh was appointed Chief Financial Officer at the Dubai Office (Government of Dubai). In that role, he was entrusted with restructuring the financial responsibilities of the group, centralising the finance and administrative functions within Dubai.

Mr. Al-Shaikh began his professional career at the Hassan Bin Al-Shaikh Group, where he served as Director of Marketing and Sales between 1994-2000. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, with a concentration in Management, from California State University at San Bernardino, in the United States. He has also attended leadership and business excellence workshops at Cranfield University’s School of Management and the University of Michigan’s Business School.