H.E. Saood Abdulaziz Al Hosani
As the Undersecretary of the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), HE Saood Abdulaziz Al Hosani plays a critical role in developing Abu Dhabi’s culture and tourism ecosystems, as well as elevating the Emirate’s position as an attractive global destination.
Bringing more than 20 years’ experience in strategic planning and financial management across the tourism, culture, media, technology and finance sectors, Al Hosani joined DCT Abu Dhabi in 2016 as Executive Director of Support Services, where he played an instrumental role in shaping and driving the organisation’s strategic goals and achieving operational excellence.
Since his appointment as Undersecretary – at a critical time for the culture and tourism industries – DCT Abu Dhabi has ensured the sectors’ continuity and successful recovery by spearheading numerous globally recognised innovations, as well as digital transformation initiatives that have enabled the organisation to pivot and adapt to a rapidly changing environment.
Prior to joining DCT Abu Dhabi, His Excellency held several leadership positions in Abu Dhabi, including Acting Head of Finance & Administration and Financial Manager at the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange, as well as Chief Financial Officer at Advanced Integrated Systems.
HE Al Hosani is also a member of numerous local and international committees such as the Wellbeing Committee of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council; the Finance and Development Committee at the International Alliance for the Protection of Heritage in Conflict Areas (ALIPH); the Audit Committee at the Abu Dhabi Health Services Co. (SEHA); the Higher Committee of the Digital Government; and Abu Dhabi Sustainability Group.