H.E. Abdulla bin Touq Al Marri
Minister of Economy, Chairman of the Securities & Commodities Authority (SCA), Chairman of the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA)
His Excellency Abdulla Bin Touq Al Mari was appointed as the UAE Minister of Economy in July 2020. As the Minister of Economy, H.E supervises the promotion of competitiveness and diversification of the national economy; the development of growth potentials; and the creation of a business environment that addresses the requirements of the future economy, and bases itself on knowledge, innovation and creativity.
Prior to assuming his ministerial position, he held the position of Secretary General of the UAE Cabinet during the period from October 2017 to July 2020, during which he supervised the development of the Secretariat’s work in the Cabinet in order to support decision-making the launch of important government initiatives and activities, and review government policies.
H.E has previously held the position of Director General of the Executive O ce of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and was in charge of overseeing a number of vital projects in the Emirate of Dubai, including the Hatta Development Project.
Furthermore, H.E supervised the establishment of AREA 2071, which plays an important role in the achievement of the UAE Centennial, in addition to the relaunch of the Mohammed bin Rashid Center for Leadership Development and the Arab Strategy Forum. He was also appointed as CEO of Dubai Future Foundation, and oversaw the launch of Dubai 10X, the second and third editions of Dubai Future Accelerators, and the Artificial Intelligence Strategy.
H.E Bin Touq was also the Executive Director of Excellence and Entrepreneurship in the O ce of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, and supervised the Sheikh Khalifa Government Excellence Program, as well as the launch of the fourth generation of the Government Excellence System for the Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Award for Excellence in Governmental Performance.
H.E Bin Touq holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from She eld University in Britain and is a graduate of the UAE Government Leadership Program and the Mohammed Bin Rashid Leadership Development Center.