Omar Ahmed Suwaina Al Suwaidi
Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT)
His Excellency Omar Ahmed Suwaina Al Suwaidi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology in the United Arab Emirates, is a senior Emirati official and expert with more than 30 years of experience in the Emiratisation policies in vital supplies chains, such as supporting private sector Emiratisation initiatives, diversifying the national economy, and strengthening the regional and global competitiveness of the UAE, most notably through strategic partnerships and major investment and development projects in the energy sector.
Al Suwaidi manages a set of plans and initiatives to support, enable and advance Emirati industry, increase its contributions to the national economy, encourage innovation, employ advanced technologies to enhance industrial systems and solutions, promote cooperation and integration between relevant national authorities, consolidate national content and empower small and medium-sized enterprises (SME).
Before working at the MoIAT, Al Suwaidi worked in managerial positions at the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), including as Head of the Commercial Affairs and In-Country Value Department, Head of the Executive Office Department, Director of the Gas Management Department, Deputy Director of the Strategy and Coordination Department, and Director of the Onshore Activities Department-Exploration and Production.
Al Suwaidi holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Geoengineering from the Colorado School of Mines in the US. He also chaired the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee.