In light of the global developments and the UAE’s strategic plans, and in line with the State’s policy to promote economic diversification, a group of UAE international investors proposed the establishment of a council bringing them together and coordinating action amongst them. Once established, members of such Council would have the opportunity to support investment decision-making as well as economic and political decision-makers at both economic and political levels in the country; by providing them with clear indicators and parameters of the ongoing developments in all areas of UAE investments worldwide.

During the second half of September 2009, a meeting was chaired by the then Ministry of Foreign Trade with a group of UAE companies with distinct investment presence abroad in various sectors such as: telecommunications, real estate development, energy and tourism. The meeting also included representatives from the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Finance and Economy where the companies declared their desire and willingness for the idea offering support to the proposed council. As well, all attendees expressed their desire that UAE Cabinet provides the moral support to the Council represented in approving the establishment.


vision

To act as a link between UAE international investors and government to enhance competitiveness of UAE international investments and to overcome all types of challenges.

Mission

To protect UAE international investments through effective coordination amongst the international investors in addition to communication with the governmental agencies and overseas parties to remove potential obstacles, explore safe investment opportunities abroad and provide advice to the Council.


H.E. Abdulla Bin Touq Al Marri
UAE Minister of Economy
CHAIRMAN OF THE UAE INTERNATIONAL INVESTORS COUNCIL

 

H.E. Abdulla Bin Touq Al Marri was appointed Minister of Economy of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) under the new government structure approved in July 2020.

 
Prior to his appointment, H.E. Al Marri held important positions in the government as a senior, top-ranking official. He was the Secretary General of the UAE Cabinet since 2017, during which he was instrumental in strengthening the interdependence between the federal and local governments. In this role, he also spearheaded many initiatives to get the pulse of the people and know their sentiments, as well as build the UAE’s long-lasting relations with international organizations such as the World Economic Forum.
 
H.E. is also the former Director General of the Executive Office of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. He was part of the high-profile team that was behind the launch of ‘Area 2071,’ the nucleus of the future envisioned in the UAE Centennial Plan 2071. Furthermore, the UAE Minister of Economy, in his previous post, took part in the unveiling of the Hatta Economic Zone development project and the relaunching of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Center for Leadership Development.
 
In addition, he was the CEO of the Dubai Future Foundation, enabling him to play a vital role in the successful launch of Dubai 10X and other initiatives of national importance. The Dubai 10X initiative, in particular, aims to strengthen the emirate’s bid to become the city of the future.
 
H.E. Al Marri is a member of the Boards of Directors of different federal entities. His memberships allow him to actively support the development of priority sectors in the country such as the Golden Visa initiative, which seeks to attract talented individuals from across the world.
 
The UAE Minister of Economy holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Sheffield in the UK. Also, he is a graduate of the UAE Government Leaders Program and Mohammed Bin Rashid Center for Leadership Development.

H.E. Abdul Nasser Al Shaali
Assistant Minister for Economic and Trade Affairs - MOFAIC
VICE CHAIRMAN OF UAEIIC

 

 

H.E. Rashed Saud Al Shamsi
 
Board Member of BOROUGE
VICE CHAIRMAN OF UAEIIC

H.E. JAMAL SAIF AL JARWAN
SECRETARY GENERAL
THE UAE INTERNATIONAL INVESTORS COUNCIL

 

According to the global ranking index, the United Arab Emirates is among the most active investors. This is the result of many years of dedication and consistent hard work; following the vision of the country’s wise leadership to position the UAE internationally and most importantly, the adoption of a sustainable economic diversification policy for the country. 
 
The UAEIIC was established to complement the roles in supporting the UAE international investors, stemming from the belief that efficient coordination and communication among investors which are the keys to achieving success abroad. Moreover, this single platform that combines the government and the private sectors has become a vital element in both communication and coordination.
 
Since its inception, the UAEIIC has received critical support from both the government and private sectors, leading to the establishment of a unique semi-government institution in the region that is built on best practices and the latest models of a semi-government body, and which continues to evolve.
 
Over the years, the UAEIIC has flourished with strong support from various entities in the UAE.  Its accelerated development in recent times was primarily due to the wise leadership and determination of the board of directors to turn this project into a reality.
 
The UAEIIC is still in its development stage but the path to achieve its ultimate objective is fast approaching. The Council will strive to uphold its core values to support the UAE international investors while also adding value to its members. We are determined to build an efficient organisation which will help us achieve our vision.
 
  1. Transparency
  2. Governance
  3. Team spirit
  4. Participation
  5. Effective communication