Abdulla Al Shamsi
Assistant Undersecretary For Industrial Growth
Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT)
Abdulla has numerous professional achievements during his career, such as establishing Mohammed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence, leading negotiations and finalization of a US$ 350 bln acquisition transaction in Russia, managing Shell Oil, Gas, and Petrochemical assets in the Middle East.
Prior to joining MOIAT, Alshamsi held the position of Senior Vice President of Upstream Projects at Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and at Mubadala Investment Company, he held the position of Investment manager leading merger and acquisition transactions related to oil and gas in addition to working in Strategy and Asset Management at Shell where he held several positions in engineering and economic analysis in Netherlands, Britain and Sultanate of Oman.
Through his accumulated experience in the public and private sectors, Alshamsi will lead a package of programs, policies and initiatives to support and enable the growth of the national industry, enhance its contribution to the national economy, diversify the economy, and increase local content.
Alshamsi is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and holds a Master’s degree of Public Administration in Economics and Economic policies from Columbia University in New York and a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from McMaster University in Canada.