Fahad Al Gergawi is the Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Investment Development Agency (Dubai FDI) since 2008. Dubai FDI is an agency of the Department of Economic Development – Government of Dubai (Dubai DED). In his current role, he leads a team that assists regional and international investors to seize new and emerging opportunities across various industries and sub-sectors in Dubai and the region. Al Gergawi is committed to further strengthen Dubai’s leading position on the global FDI map and Dubai Plan 2021 goal to make Dubai a pivotal hub in the global economy.
Al Gergawi serves as Director of the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA) in the Middle East and North Africa, where he contributes to regional capacity building and advocates collaborative investment promotion initiatives. Al Gergawi is also the Secretary General of the Dubai Green Economy Partnership, aiming to consolidate and integrate green initiatives and clean technologies into Dubai’s core economic competencies. He also serves as Vice Chairman of the “Green Deal” program, first crowd-sourcing platform for green products in the region.
Al Gergawi is a member of Dubai DED Executive Committee, World Economic Forum Experts Network and Chairs, Dubai Investment Forum, a global platform dedicated to identify and promote opportunities for growth, partnership and innovation with the aim to accelerate the use of capital, technologies and talent towards sustainable economic growth.
Prior to joining Dubai FDI, Al Gergawi held senior posts with Dubai World Trade Center, Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Dubai Holding’s Dubai Properties Group, where he led trade, industrial and business development activities successfully. He played a stellar role in the creation of various first-of-its kind business groups and councils and has a record of accomplishment of attracting a wide range of international investors and supporting their growth and expansion into regional markets.
Al Gergawi holds a Bachelor degree from the United Arab Emirates University. He is an inaugural graduate of the elite Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum program for Young Business Leaders and a member of young Arab Leaders Foundation UAE chapter.