Omar Ahmed Suwaina Al Suwaidi
Undersecretary, Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology
United Arab Emirates
Omar Ahmed Suwaina Al Suwaidi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology in the United Arab Emirates, is a senior Emirati official with a vast experience in the Emiratisation policies in vital supplies chains, such as supporting private sector In Country Value 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 MoIAT, Al Suwaidi worked in leadership positions at the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), including Director of the Commercial and In-Country Value Directorate, Director of the Executive Office, Director of the Gas Management Directorate, Deputy Director of the Strategy and Coordination Directorate, Manager of the Onshore Activities Exploration and Production Division, Board member in several ADNOC companies & Etihad Rail, and chairman of the corporate social responsibility committee. Al Suwaidi holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in geological engineering from the Colorado School of Mines in the US.
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