Fahad Al Gergawi

Fahad Al Gergawi

CEO, Dubai Investment Development Agency

Fahad Al Gergawi is the Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Investment Development Agency (DUBAI FDI), an agency of the Department of Economic Development - Government of Dubai. In his current role, he leads a team that develops, promotes and supports Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) opportunities and projects in Dubai and the region.
Al Gergawi is committed to further strengthen Dubai’s leading position on the global FDI map and Dubai Plan 2021 goal to make Dubai the preferred global FDI destination and a pivotal hub in the global economy.

He serves as Vice President of the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA) where he contributes to the FDI industry global capacity building and leads collaborative investment promotion initiatives. Al Gergawi is also severs as the Secretary General of the “Hamdan Center for the Future of Investment” , where he leads a global programs to promote “Impact FDI” as a key to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). He is also a member of the World Economic Forum Experts Network and Chairs “Dubai Investment Week”, a global investor community platform, dedicated to identify and promote opportunities for growth, partnership and innovation with the aim to accelerate the use of capital, technologies and talent towards sustainable economic growth.

Prior to joining Dubai FDI, Al Gergawi held senior posts with Dubai World Trade Center, Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Dubai Holding’s Dubai Properties Group, where he led trade, industrial and business development activities successfully. He played a stellar role in the creation of various first-of-its kind business groups and councils and has a record of accomplishment of attracting a wide range of international investors and supporting their growth and expansion into regional markets.

Al Gergawi holds a Bachelor degree from the United Arab Emirates University. He is an inaugural graduate of the elite Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum program for Young Business Leaders and a member of young Arab Leaders Foundation UAE chapter.