Chief Executive Officer | RAK ICC
Dr. Al Ansari is a UK qualified chartered accountant with over 30 years of senior corporate, operational, private equity investing and strategic advisory experience.
Until 2011, Dr. Al Ansari was the CEO of SHUAA Capital, a publicly listed full service investment bank. He helped establish Dubai Holding in 2004 and founded Dubai International Capital (“DIC”) and headed DIC as its Executive Chairman and CEO, creating a globally recognised investment company with US$12 billion of assets under management. He previously served as Group CFO for The Executive Office of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Ruler of Dubai. Prior to that he was CFO at Dubai Aluminum Company (DUBAL) for eight years where he was responsible for finance, hedging, IT and strategic raw materials
Prior to joining RAK ICC as CEO in April 2018, Dr. Al Ansari was the Vice Chairman and COO of The Industrial Group.
Dr. Al Ansari sits on a number of boards including RAKICC, TVM Healthcare Partners (GCC Healthcare Private Equity Fund), Eureeca Capital and Hawkamah Institute of Corporate Governance. He has served on numerous regional and international boards such as the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) which he served from 2004-2016. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and a member of the Institute’s advisory board for MENA. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Loughborough University for outstanding achievement and leadership in finance and is a visiting fellow at Oxford University Said business school.