HE Saif Saeed Ghobash
HE Saif Saeed Ghobash was appointed as Undersecretary of the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi in March, 2016.
Ghobash brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from the spheres of strategic development, investment and media affairs. He has held numerous senior executive positions, and was previously a member of several key government entities.
Ghobash is currently Chairman of Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), a multi-award winning venue for exhibitions, conferences and events, a member of the Board of Directors of Abu Dhabi Media, where he was the acting Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer previously, and a member of the Economic Development Committee of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council.
In addition, Ghobash is Deputy Chairman of the Board 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. Ghobash previously served as a Director in the Office of Strategic Affairs at the Crown Prince Court
Ghobash serves as a board member of Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), a member of the Management Council of Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi (PSUAD). He is also a member of the EMEA Executive Advisory Board at Wharton School, and member of the Board of Directors of ExCel London.
Having earned a Bachelor's degree in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, the Undersecretary then went on to obtain an Executive MBA from IMD Business School.