Industry: Culture & Society
Company: Dubai Ruler’s Court
Designation: Director general
Mohammed Al Shaibani is one of the most influential men in Dubai, via his position as director general of the Ruler’s Court, the prime government body of the emirate.
He is also the CEO and executive director of the Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD), the holding company that manages the government’s investment portfolio. In addition, he was appointed as a board member at Dubai World in 2010.
Al Shaibani is also the vice chairman of The Supreme Fiscal Committee of Dubai. He serves as a board member of Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) Limited, The Knowledge Fund and International Humanitarian City (IHC) and as the chairman of Dubai Islamic Bank.
Since 1998, Al Shaibani has held the position of president at the Dubai Office, a private management office for the royal family of Dubai. In this capacity he was based in London for eight years and he now oversees the functioning of this office from Dubai.
He started his professional life with the Dubai Ports Authority and Jebel Ali Free Zone where he worked for seven years. After this he moved to Singapore for four years, as managing director of Al Khaleej Investments.
Al Shaibani graduated in 1988 in the US and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science.