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H.E. Mohammed Al Shorafa

Chairman of Abu Dhabi Department of Municipalities and Transport

H.E. Mohamed Ali Al Shorafa is a distinguished member of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council since 2019 and has held the esteemed position of Chairman of the Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT) since January 2023; following a successful tenure as Chairman of the Department of Economic Development – Abu Dhabi (DED) where he demonstrated exceptional leadership qualities that prepared him for his current role.

In his capacity as Chairman, H.E. Al Shorafa plays a pivotal role in overseeing the urban planning, municipalities, and transport sectors, while also providing strategic guidance for DMT’s affiliated entities. His extensive management expertise, garnered from his private sector experience, and combined with his insightful and dynamic leadership style, positions him uniquely to actively contribute to the economic prosperity of the Emirate.

In addition to his role at DMT, H.E. Al Shorafa holds various other prominent positions, including Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Housing Authority, Chairman of Etihad Aviation Group, Chairman of the Securities and Commodities Authority, Vice-Chair of the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), and serves as a board member of Etihad Rail and the Abu Dhabi Transport Company.

H.E. Al Shorafa has made substantial contributions to the economic growth and development of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. His outstanding achievements have not gone unnoticed, especially during his Chairmanship of the DED between November 2019 and January 2023. He earned international recognition when Arabian Business, one of the region’s leading business publications, honoured him as one of the world’s most influential Arabs in 2019 and 2021.

His Excellency is an exemplary national figure, widely acknowledged for his exceptional accomplishments, professional insight, and solid dedication to the UAE. His commitment is demonstrated by his distinguished educational background and his deliberate choice to associate with institutions that align with his interests. He holds an MBA from the prestigious London Business School and a number of certifications from esteemed international institutions, including MIT’s Sloan School of Management and Citibank Global Asset Management. Additionally, he has successfully completed the senior executive leadership programme at Harvard Business School.

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