Farid last post was the position of Secretary General to the Board of
Directors of Dubai World reporting directly to the Chairman, HE Sultan
Ahmed Bin Sulayem. Dubai world was established by a decree issued by HH
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister of
UAE and Ruler of Dubai in March 2006 to become the holding company of
various operating Business Units. Within the
portfolio of Dubai World are DP World, Economic Zones World, Drydocks World, Dubai
Maritime World, and Istithmar World among others.
to joining Dubai World, Farid held the position of Senior General Manager,
UAE Operations at Ducab. In his role he has been responsible for setting
the strategic direction for Ducab including the Manufacturing, Technical,
Financial and Sales & Marketing. Farid has been the key driver in
maximizing the growth of Ducab both locally and internationally
particularly in setting guidelines for relationships with government
authorities and major customers.
has always been a key promoter of Quality and Environment. He is one of
the founding Board Members of Dubai Quality Group and the first UAE
National Chairman of the Group. Farid remains a permanent Member of the
Board in an advisory capacity. Farid is also an advisor to the Emirates
Environmental Group. His involvement is noted in setting and maintaining
the Article of Association and strategic directions of both organizations.
Farid holds a Master
Degree in Quality Management from University of Wollongong, Australia, a
Bachelor Degree in Industrial Engineering from Louisiana State University,
USA. He also has attended Advanced Management Development program at
INSEAD, France, Leadership Development Program at University of Ashridge,
UK and Human Resources Development program at Cranfield University, UK.
Among others Farid has participated as a Member of Technical Governance of
Dubai Municipality Best Practice Award for Civil Societies. He is an
Assessor of Dubai Quality Award and Government of Dubai Excellence Award
as well as the Sh Mohammed Award for Small & Medium