Fahad Al Taffaq
Director of Economic Affairs & Int’l Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs


His Excellency Fahad Al Taffaq is a prominent economic figure in the United Arab Emirates and is responsible for placing economics and market forces at the center of the UAE’s foreign policy through harnessing global economic forces to advance the UAE’s foreign policy and employing the tools of foreign policy to shore up its economic strength.

His Excellency has been a prime lead of the implementation of international strategic programs, and in leading successful organizational transformations in the UAE. With more than 13 years in executive managerial positions in the fields of economic policy, offset programs, strategic investments portfolio management, financial management, defense manufacturing, human capital development, entrepreneurship, and international development programs.

In his capacity as the Director of the Economic Affairs and International Cooperation Directorate at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, he is responsible for the development and execution of nationwide initiatives, programs and projects that advances the UAE’s Foreign policy through its economic enablers. His Excellency oversees the overall UAE economic activities, including but not limited to export, import, investments, bilateral economic agreements, lending, aid, and free trade agreements. His Excellency has been a key speaker and advisor to various unilateral and multilateral, local and international organizations on matters related to Economic Diplomacy.

His Excellency was a lead contributor to the spawn of major corporations in the UAE such as Tawazun Industrial Park, Caracal International, Tawazun Precision Industries, Rabdan Academy, Jahezeiya and Tawazun Economic Council. Yet another unique achievement of His Excellency is his lead role in establishing the Arab Incubators Network that spans across the Arab World and provides extensive support and services to the Entrepreneurs and Small and Medium enterprises.

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