Mr. Ali Ibrahim
Ali Ibrahim, a Non-Executive Director, was appointed to the Board of Emaar Malls in 2017.
He is the Deputy Director General of the Department of Economic Development (DED), Government of Dubai; General Coordinator at the Economic Development Committee of the Executive Council of Dubai; and Technical Coordinator of the Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre.
He is also the Chairman of Amlak Finance; a Board Member of Emaar Industries & Investment; Managing Director of Emcredit; and Board Member of Emcredit Collection Company and Al Nasr Sports Club.
Entrusted with enhancing DED’s role in driving Dubai’s strategy to be at the forefront in applying the highest standards in doing business, as Deputy Director General, he is also responsible for evaluating the regional and global economic developments, and its impact on Dubai’s competitiveness. He has participated in the working groups that prepared the Dubai Strategic Plan 2007-2015.
Mr. Ibrahim started his career with the UAE Central Bank in 1983 in Abu Dhabi, where he rose through the ranks to become Assistant Manager for Research and Statistics. Since joining DED in 1993, he has held several positions including as Head of Studies & Planning Department, Head of Commercial Registration Department, and Deputy Director General for Executive Affairs.
Earlier, he was Board Member of Dubai Financial Market, Member of the Supreme Insurance Committee and Chairman of Emaar Financial Brokerage, and Member of Commercial Agencies Committee.
Mr. Ibrahim holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration and English Language from the UAE University. He was one of the first graduates of the Government Leadership Programme of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Centre for Leadership Development.