Government

Led by government officials, this committee focuses on bridging the gap between the public and private sectors. They make the voice of the business community heard in policymaking and also create an engaging dialogue between the sectors.

Committee Objectives

Bridging the gap between the private sector and the government in policy making and facilitating partnerships. Supporting the business community at Capital Club to influence strategic decision-making for the national economy.

Committee members

Mahmoud El Burai

Mahmoud El Burai

(Committee Chair) Senior Advisor - Real Estate Regulatory Agency Dubai & Chairman of the Middle East Sustainable Development Institute

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Malik Al Madani

Malik Al Madani

Director of Strategy and Future Department, Chief Innovation Officer Strategy and future Department, UAE Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority

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Hussain Hassan Mohamed Khansaheb

Hussain Hassan Mohamed Khansaheb

Director - Ministry of Climate Change & environment

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Frederic Sicre

Executive Advisor World Government Summit Organization, Director General's Office, Ministry of Cabinet Affairs, UAE Prime Minister’s Office

Frederic Sicre is a Global Senior Executive with 30 years of experience in strategic development and implementation in private and public institutions. He has a proven track record in business development, corporate positioning, public relations and building international strategic partnerships for political, economic and social  impact. Over the years Frederic has held senior positions with premier global institutions building, motivating and managing teams to excel. Having worked on every continent he has developed a vast array of networks at the highest level in business, governments and civil society. An excellent communicator, Fred's passion is to integrate new insights, values, purpose and execution to evolve corporate brands and leadership reputations in a rapidly changing and complex world. Earlier in his career Mr Sicre  spent 16 years at the World Economic Forum where he led the Center for Regional Strategies before being nominated Managing Director and Member of the Executive Board.  He was responsible for the World Economic Forum’s Strategy and Implementation around the world alongside major components of the Davos Annual Meeting including participation of Government Leaders.  He was called to work on major peace initiatives in Africa and the Middle East and worked with  Nelson Mandela, Frederik De Klerk, Shimon Peres, Yasser Arafat, King of Jordan, Gulf Royal Families, US / European governments and  global CEO’s of the world’s largest companies. Frederic  also spent 14 years as a Managing Director/ Partner of a $ 10 bn + global private equity firm focused on emerging markets. Having joined the firm nearly from inception he was responsible for creating and executing the company’s communications and public relations strategies aimed at  building  relationships around the world to support investor relations and deal flow. During this time he also conceived and managed the firm’s global partnerships in culture, innovation, youth and entrepreneurship. He led all stakeholder engagement initiatives working with over 70 regional and international organizations. He also represented the private equity industry in the elaboration of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s).   Mr Sicre recently concluded a 2 year mandate as Executive Advisor in the UAE Prime Minister’s Office. His key responsibility was to advise ministers on content and positioning of UAE Government outreach initiatives to the international community. He also spent time mentoring young Emirati Government employees on International Relations, The Global Agenda and how to engage with the private sector.   Frederic has sat on numerous corporate and not for profit global boards including Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council, Dubai Cares, Education for Employment, Media Quest Publishing, Karachi Electric Company, United Nations Business for Peace.   He is a member of the World President’s Organization (YPO), Editor of “South Africa at Ten” – a book celebrating the country’s first decade into democracy and co-author of a forthcoming book “Agile Government”.   Frederic grew up in Geneva, Switzerland, holds an MBA from IMD in Switzerland, received a fellowship at Stanford University and obtained his Bachelor of Arts and Sciences from Villanova University in Philadelphia.

Nader AlBastaki

Corporate Strategy Lead - Dubai Future Foundation

Nader Albastaki is a driver of commercial value and an executer of strategic projects, by leveraging his analytics skillset. With a background in banking and  tourism, Nader is currently a part of Dubai Future Foundation’s Strategy Department. Alma Maters: University of Waterloo and New York University.

Tim Casben

Managing Partner - Gowling WLG

Tim is managing partner of Gowling WLG's Dubai office and also heads the office's corporate team. He provides corporate legal advice to corporations, institutional clients and ultra-high net worth family businesses from and investing in the MENA region. Tim moved to Dubai in 2009 following 12 years in the London corporate team where he focused on capital markets, venture capital and M&A.

Adil Saleh

Adil Saleh

Head of Communications - Dubai police Headquarters

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