UAE: Sheikh Hamdan appoints CEO of DIEDC

Al Awar heads Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre

Abdulla Mohammed Al Awar
Abdulla Mohammed Al Awar

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, has issued a decision appointing Abdulla Mohammed Al Awar as CEO of the Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre (DIEDC).

The decision came after His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, in his capacity as Ruler of Dubai, issued Law No 13 of 2013 on the establishment of the “Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre”.
Sheikh Mohammed also issued Decree No 42 of 2013 to form the Centre’s Board of Directors, to be chaired by Mohammed Abdullah Al Gergawi.

Abdulla Mohammed Al Awar was previously CEO of the Dubai International Financial Centre Authority. He guided DIFC’s overall strategy, providing thought leadership to the senior management team and publicly represented the authority. Al Awar also oversaw the development of process and systems, management of financial and human resources, nurturing of high-level client relationships, and the development and delivery of key strategic messages. Before assuming the role of CEO, he served as managing director of the DIFC. He launched his career in 2001 as a regional sales manager on the founding team of the knowledge and information cluster that grew into Dubai Knowledge Village and Internet City.