International Advisory Council Member

Nasser Alshaali

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Mr. Nasser Alshaali is currently the Managing Director of Sabertia, a co-investment platform connecting global capital with opportunities in non-core markets. He is also a co-founder of Sophic Advisory, focusing on the GCC and Maldives markets. Mr. Alshaali was the CEO of the Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC), where he established the leading financial hub between London and Hong Kong, built a world-class legal and technical infrastructure, and secured key agreements between DIFC and UAE Central Bank, Hong Kong Monetary Authority, World Bank Group’s Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), Paris Europlace, Luxembourg and others. Mr. Alshaali was also successful at raising a $2.5 billion USD bond for the DIFC.

Mr. Alshaali was also the COO of DIFX (Dubai International Financial Exchange) and established DIFX as the world largest Sukuk (Islamic bond) exchange before merging with Nasdaq. Prior to that, he worked with Dubai government’s “The Executive Office” to restructure all Dubai Government media assets into “Dubai Media Incorporated” (DMI). In addition to his public service, Mr. Alshaali served as the CEO of Gulf Craft where he restructured the company after the financial crises, maintaining profitability and re-establishing it on a growth path towards becoming one of the leading global yacht manufacturers.

Mr. Alshaali sits on a number of Boards and Committees including: Dubai Financial Market, Dubai Statistics Center, Institute of Finance’s Special Committee on Effective Regulation, World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Financial Market Development, The Consulting Office (Dubai Government), and the Advisory Board of the School of Business and Economics at Emirates National University.

Mr. Alshaali received a BA from American University, Washington, DC, in Philosophy and International Relations.

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