May 01, 2016: DP World announces that Abdulla Ghobash, Mohammad Al Suwaidi and Nadya Kamali will join the Board of Directors as Independent non-executive directors. The three new directors extend our non-executive Board to six members.
Ghobash is a senior banker with over 30 years’ experience. He is a board member of Noor Bank, and a board member of the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Higher Board. Prior to this, Ghobash served as board member of Etisalat, Borse Dubai, Nasdaq Dubai, Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies, UAE Banks Federation and Emaar. He holds a bachelors’ degree from UAE University, Executive Management Program from Wharton Business School and banking diploma from Citibank NA in Athens, Greece.
Al Suwaidi is director general of Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, chairman of Al Ain Farms for Livestock Production and vice chairman of the Arab Bank for Investment and Foreign Trade. He also serves as a board member of First Gulf Bank, UAE Red Crescent, Center of Food Security of Abu Dhabi, Al Jazira Sport & Cultural Club and Aghtia Group.
Kamali has over 20 years’ experience in information technology, IT governance, compliance and risk management and is the executive director of Audit and Revenue Growth at Dubai Customs. Prior to this, Kamali held senior executive positions at Dubai Customs and Dubai Aluminium Company. Kamali holds an MBA from American University of Sharjah and a BSc in Computer Science from Michigan State University. She is an Alumni of INSEAD Business School.
Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, chairman of DP World, commented, “Their vast experience and diverse skill-set will add significant value over time. We appreciate their willingness to serve as directors and look forward to benefitting from their judgement and counsel. ”