HE Saif Saeed Ghobash
HE Saif Saeed Ghobash is the Undersecretary of the Department of Culture and Tourism , leading progressive change and improvement since March 2016.
Ghobash brings significant previous success and experience from senior executive positions in strategic development, investment and media affairs, and has also been a member of several key government entities.
Most notably he was previously a Director in the Office of Strategic Affairs at the Crown Prince Court and also served as acting Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer at Abu Dhabi Media.
The Director General is a member of the Economic Development Committee of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council.
Additionally, Ghobash is Deputy Chairman of the Zoo and Aquarium Public Institution in Al Ain (Al Ain Zoo) and was appointed as a member of the Higher Committee for Abu Dhabi’s 2019 hosting of the Special Olympics. He also serves as a board member of Emirates Palace Company, Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC), ExCel London and Abu Dhabi Motorsports Management, operators of Yas Marina Circuit. Ghobash is also a member of the EMEA Executive Advisory Board at Wharton School.
Having earned a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, the Director General then went on to complete an Executive MBA from IMD.