Company: Dubai Silicon Oasis
Designation: Vice Chairman and CEO
Al Zarooni’s mission is to create a universally recognised state-of-the-art “technology oasis” by facilitating and promoting technology-based industries, research and development, within a fully integrated community. He has been delivering on that mission since he was appointed as the vice chairman and CEO of the Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority in 2002. He has also acted as the director general of the Dubai Airport Free Zone Authority since 2000 and secretary general of the Dubai Free Zone council since its establishment in 2015.
In 2014 Al Zarooni was elected as the chairman of the World Free Zones Organisation, an entity that was established in Geneva in 2013 and headquartered in Dubai. The WFO operates as an association for all free zones around the world.
Additionally, he is a member of the Dubai Executive Council’s Economic Development Committee.