His Excellency Hamad Abdulla Al Shamsi serves as the Chief Executive Officer of International Capital Trading LLC, an Abu Dhabi headquartered private investment company.
With a wealth of experience spanning several decades, he has run businesses across multiple disciplines, and has particular expertise in the area of financial services and investments.
He served in the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority before moving to the Private Department of His Highness the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan.
He currently serves on the Board of Directors of several leading private and government institutions engaged in commercial, financial, and service-based activities in the UAE, including Dubai Islamic Bank, Etihad Airways. This includes serving as Chairman of Amanat Holding PJSC and Chairman of International Holdings Company PJSC.
His former Board appointments include Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange, Media Zone Authority, Abu Dhabi Council for Economic Development, Al Qudra Holding, Finance House, Al Hilal Bank, Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange, Media Zone Authority, Abu Dhabi Aviation and Abu Dhabi Airports Company.
He holds a BA in Business Administration and MBA in finance and Banking.
Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi is the Group CEO of Abu Dhabi Ports, the owner, operator, developer and regulator of Abu Dhabi’s maritime infrastructure and Khalifa Industrial Zone (Kizad).
As a Group CEO, he develops and directs the strategy and operations of Abu Dhabi Ports’ portfolio of assets and activities, and has successfully driven the transition from a project-focused organization to fully operational, customer focused ports and industrial zones business (Kizad).
A strong, determined and entrepreneurial leader, he leads Abu Dhabi Ports’ role in the government objective of diversifying the non-oil and gas economy while ful lling the national goal of empowering Emirati talent.
Captain Al Shamisi is an experienced maritime executive with more than 18 years industry experience, used to demonstrating industry leadership across the region and internationally. He joined Abu Dhabi Ports in 2008 and has held key leadership positions including Executive Vice President for the company’s Ports Unit, where he was instrumental in restructuring this unit and rationalizing its assets.
Captain Al Shamisi oversaw the completion and commissioning of the first phase of Abu Dhabi Ports’ flagship' port, Khalifa Port and of its adjacent Khalifa Industrial Zone. He served as a Board Member and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Terminals, resigning on his appointment to the role of CEO, Abu Dhabi Ports. He also served as a Board Member in Etihad Airline.
Captain Al Shamisi holds an MBA and Graduate Certificate of Management from the University of Tasmania, Australia and was awarded Young Personality of the Year at the Seatrade Middle East and Indian Subcontinent Awards 2012. He is also currently Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Cruise Development Committee.
He also holds an advanced Diploma of Applied Science (shipmaster) and was awarded the Australian Maritime College’s Baird Publication Prize for Best Performance in Navigation studies and the Sheikh Rashid Award for Academic Excellence.
Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange, Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange, Al Hilal Bank, Americana Group, and Dubai Islamic Bank
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