27-28 February 2018 Atlantis The Palm, Dubai

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Participant Profile

H.E. Abdulla Mohammed Al Awar

Chief Executive Officer
Dubai Islamic Economy Development CentreUAE

Latin American food companies have discovered the global halal market in recent years. Abdulla explores the role Dubai can play in meeting its needs.

Abdulla Mohammed Al Awar is Chief Executive Officer of the Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre, which collaborates closely with stakeholders to develop various sectors of the Islamic Economy through enabling private and public sector organisations to innovate and promote sharia-compliant economic products and services ranging from Islamic finance to halal food and lifestyle, among others. Abdulla held senior positions at the Dubai International Financial Centre for eight years, serving as Chief Executive Officer from 2009 to 2012. He has been a member of the Economic Committee of the Executive Council of Dubai, the Dubai Free Zones Council, Bourse Dubai and the Investment Committee of the Emirates NBD Real Estate Fund. He studied business administration at the University of Colorado at Boulder and is a graduate of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Programme for Leadership Development.

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