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His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Dalmook Al Maktoum
His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Dalmook Al Maktoum is a senior member of the Ruling Royal Family of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. He is the Founder and Chairman of The Private Office of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Dalmook Al Maktoum and owns a portfolio of privately held group of companies that focuses mainly on energy projects, port development, infrastructure projects, water desalination and education and agriculture projects operated throughout Africa, South-Asia, and the Middle East.
Through his portfolio of companies, he holds significant shareholding in various digital transformation, ecommerce and blockchain companies and is also a strategic investor and shareholder in one of the largest Esports Company in MENA region, Galaxy Racer. His Highness also holds a significant stake in Oracle Power PLC (AIM Listed) which is developing 1200 MW (Wind/Solar) hybrid green hydrogen plant in Sindh, Pakistan.
Through his strategic vision and partnerships complimented with his international relationships, his portfolio of companies are well positioned to deliver the best-in-class turnkey solution by bringing in investments and ensure full solution for project implementation.
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At the firm, Andrea contributed to the creation of some of the best practices in the industry including open architecture, alpha and beta blending, digital transformation, ESG. A long term member of the Firm’s Global Human Capital Committee, he became a powerful advocate for building a diverse and inclusive culture.
Andrea is an acknowledged leader in European financial service industry with more than three decades experience including a 20 years tenure at BlackRock. Andrea held hands-on business development and managerial responsibilities in many geographies in the EMEA region and he was ultimately a member of the Firm’s EMEA Executive Committee that oversees all regional activities.
He was also part of the Global Relationship Management Team. Andrea’s earlier career was within the SG group, working in the investment bank across their global locations in Paris, London and New York. He holds post graduate qualifications from Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management, and HEC in Paris. He gained his undergraduate degree from the Bocconi in Milan.
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Mr. Samuele Landi is a technology expert and Coder for 42 years in 12 different languages. He currently serving as the Consul General of Republic of Liberia and is a Chief Technology Officer in multiple IT companies. His core expertise are in military grade encryption/communication. He has developed multiple blockchains solutions and artificial intelligence apps. He is also an expert in Black box penetration tester and by his background he is System engineer in all modern operating systems.
He also has experience in Network engineering for TCP/IP, GSM and SS7 networks. He also advises as chairman to private jets company and is the patron and Chairman of Skydiving Sport Club. He is an Expert skydiver and airplane/helicopter pilot.
Ali Tauqeer Sheikh
Ali Tauqeer Sheikh is the principal author of Pakistan’s Updated Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) submitted to the Climate Change Secretariat of the United Nations last year. Sheikh has served on several national commissions and international committees including the Advisory Group on Learning and Evaluation and the Transformational Change and Learning Partnership (TCLP), both set-up by the Climate Investment Fund (CIF), on behalf of the World Bank and other multilateral development banks. He serves on various committees set up by the Prime Ministrr of Pakistan, including the recently constituted Task Force on Green Finance. He is currently a senior climate change advisor in Pakistan with the South Asian Region of the World Bank. He is based in islamabad, married with two children.
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Josiane is an expert in green thinking and circular economy that drives companies towards a more sustainable climate resilient public and private sector. Her extensive involvement in Dubai Carbon since inception (public private partnership launched by Ban Ki-moon and His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum) is a validation of her hands-on experience and acheivements.
She gained substantial experience in the past decade in the business of green disruption, working with diverse examples of corporate success, ranging from the small enterprise all the way to large government entities that created the first collective GHG inventory strategy, sustainability programs, established green economy frameworks to enhance the green GDP, and provides innovation and resource consumption improvements across value chains.
She is a proud substantial co-owner of flagship sustainable reports for the UAE government for the past 10 years in partnership with the UN, with the largest online data-centric repository of green practices. Josiane was accredited by the UNFCCC as Official UAE Party Delegate for COP (UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties) and awarded amongst the top 100 influential women in UAE as a recognition of the efforts to tackle climate change.
Saboor Karamat is currently advising the Private Office of HH Sheikh Ahmed Dalmook Al Maktoum in his capacity as the General Counsel. He is an advocate and a barrister at law with over 10 years of legal experience. His expertise encompasses the full spectrum of corporate legal advisory, including power projects, venture capital funding, private equity, public private partnerships (PPP’s), mergers, acquisitions, corporate and project finance.
He regularly advises on various corporate governance matters, acquisitions, JV’s, SPAC’s, contractual, legal and regulatory framework across portfolio companies. He has extensive experience in dealing with magic circle firms and the Big Four has also served as the director legal to the Finance Department, Government of Sindh (PPP Unit) (ranked 6th in Asia by the Economist) after spending 5 years at the private practice firm, Haidermota & Co..(tier 1, band1 by Legal 500 and chambers and partners).