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Board of Directors

Sheikh Tariq bin Faisal Al Qassimi

Sheikh Tariq bin Faisal Al Qassimi

Chairman – Emirates Global Funding Group LLC

Sheikh Tariq bin Faisal Al Qassimi is a member of the Ruling Family of the Emirate of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. As a former member of the Executive Council of the Government of Sharjah he led the Economic Committee for five years. His business interests include investments, real estate, property development, trading, construction, insurance, finance, transportation, contracting, services, and hospitality.

Sheikh Tariq is an active investor in capital markets, holding a diversified portfolio of investments in local and GCC equity markets, as well as emerging and developed markets, with additional investments in private equity funds, hedge funds, Global REITs and commodity funds.  

As Chairman of Emirates Global Funding Group LLC, Sheikh Tariq oversees a diversified investment operation with major interests in various sectors. In that capacity, a leading developer of premium-quality commercial, residential and hospitality projects in the UAE, Pakistan and Australia with interests in Palazzo Versace Gold Coast and Dubai; a general business aviation company involved in sales, charter and management of executive aircraft; Emirates Tarian Capital, including real estate management and luxury property development over 25 branches across the country.

Before focusing on his private business interests, Sheikh Tariq was heavily involved in the development of Sharjah, beginning in 1999 with his appointment as Chairman for the General Authority of Sharjah Free Zones. He has also held important posts as Chairman of the Sharjah Economic Development Department (SEDD) and the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA), and has chaired government institutions responsible for Awqaf, sports and charity.

Academic qualifications:

    Master’s degree in International Finance, Westminster University, UK. He graduated from the Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE, Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE.
    Executive Management Certificate, Harvard University.
    Sheikh Tariq has received additional training and certification from the London Business School, Stanford University and the University of Cambridge.





Dr. Khaled Miklad

Dr. Khaled Miklad

Director – Emirates Global Funding Group LLC

Dr. Khaled Miklad is the Business development Manager, Sharjah’s primary SME funding agency. He is also the Business Development Manager for Future Leaders Training & Consultancy Center which aims to prepare leaders for both the government and private sectors. He is also Founding member in the Arab Union for small businesses affiliated to the Arab League.

His career path includes work at the Dubai department of Economic development, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Foundation for the Support of Business Leaders, the Ajman Chamber of Commerce & Industry as well as work at the office of the Prime Minister of Egypt and the Minister of the Public Enterprise Sector prior to his arrival in the UAE.




Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed Al Maktoum

Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed Al Maktoum

Director – Emirates Global Funding Group LLC

Sheikh Mohammed has been responsible for the creation and rapid growth of a number of businesses and key economic assets to Dubai, with a number held by two companies under his ownership. He also holds a controlling interest in property developer, asset and event management and investment company Meraas Holding which is currently developing a number of retail, lifestyle and themed developments in Dubai.

He completed his high school at Rashid Private School, Dubai, and graduated from the American University in Dubai with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration in 2005. He attended numerous training courses in the Dubai School of Government, as well as Harvard University.




Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum.

Director – Emirates Global Funding Group LLC

Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum, at the age of 25, after having made a small fortune developing resort real estate in the Mediterranean, His break lasted only 3 months before embarking on a new venture. In fact, Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum has travelled the globe as a consultant and business investor, innovating and executing business startups valued at hundreds of billions dollars. As a serial entrepreneur he is often sought out for in events that deal with SME’s and Entrepreneurial content, due to his rich and vast experience.

Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum, while participating as a board member of several companies in Dubai. He has established the World Class Academy of Excellence with other top speakers and coaches to create new tools for business empowerment in the Mena region. And has supported events for more than 12,000 less fortunate children from 8 countries. He is a contributing author to several business and entrepreneur publications and is currently completing research. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and events in various countries throughout the year. As a youth adviser and leadership mastery coach, Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum has mentored several business incubation events.




Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Director – Emirates Global Funding Group LLC

Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid, has overseen the development of numerous economically transformational projects [6] in Dubai including the creation of technology park and free economic zone Dubai. He also one of the Senior Board that drove the construction of the tallest building in the world.

In March 2009 Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid announced a strategic review of the Federation's governance at both the Federal and local government levels. The UAE Federal Government Strategy, a process of strategic reform intended to address a lack of co-ordination and strategic planning in government, as well as policy making issues and deficiencies in the legislative and regulatory framework, would work on improvements in social development, economic development, public sector development, justice and safety, infrastructure and rural development.

The School supports research and teaching programs including:

    Applied research in public policy and management;
    Master’s degree in public policy and public administration;
    Executive education for senior officials and executives;
    Knowledge forums for scholars and policy makers.



Ghanem Mubarak Al Hajeri

Ghanem Mubarak Al Hajeri

Advocate, Founding Partner

Qualification

Ghanem Mubarak Al Hajeri is graduated with a Bachelor of Shariah & Law from Emirates University in Abu Dhabi and is advocate admitted to practice before UAE Courts of First Instance and Courts of Appeal.

Professional Experience

In addition to other legal expertise, Ghanem has vast experience in the field of conciliations and commercial arbitration. He worked as Conciliation & Arbitration Advisor in Abu Dhabi Commercial Conciliation & Arbitration Centre, as Executive Manager at the commercial Court of First Instance in Abu Dhabi in 2009 and as Notary Public at Abu Dhabi Judicial Department. Ghanem has been approved as qualified “arbitrator” by the GCC Commercial Arbitration Centre and also by Sharjah International Arbitration Centre.

Specialties

International Business Law, Corporate & Commercial Law, Arbitration, Property and Rental Disputes, IP/IT

Languages

    Arabic (native)
    English (fluent)