H.E. Marwan bin Jassim Al Sarkal
Sharjah Investment & Development Authority - Shurooq
His Excellency (HE) Marwan bin Jassim Al Sarkal, the Executive Chairman of Shurooq, is considered one of the key leaders in Sharjah’s tourism industry growth. He was the CEO of Shurooq from 2009 until mid-2018, which he then became the Executive Chairman under an Emiri decree by HH Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad
Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council Ruler of Sharjah.
Al Sarkal has been integral to the success of the Authority since its inception in 2009, and has played an exemplary role in realising the vision of HH Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, and Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi, Chairperson of Shurooq, of establishing the organisation as the driving force behind the transformation of Sharjah as a key investment, tourism, and business destination in the region.
After 9 years of genuine leadership, and an effective driver of change across Shurooq and Sharjah, His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council Ruler of Sharjah, issued the Emiri Decree No 30 of 2018 promoting Marwan bin Jassim Al Sarkal, from CEO to the Executive Chairman of Shurooq, on May 20 th 2018.
As part of his mission for excellence, Al Sarkal has led every major enhancement Shurooq has made since inception, and is one of the longest tenured people at the Authority. He has spearheaded several of Shurooq’s crucial projects and initiatives, turning them into runway successes.
Under his vision and leadership, Shurooq has actively diversified the emirate’s tourism sector. They have developed eco-tourism in Kalba, beach tourism in Khorfakkan, and cultural tourism in the city of Sharjah with attractions like Al Qasba destination, Al Majaz Waterfront, Flag Island and Al Maraya Art Centre. Al Sarkal is at the helm of the ‘Heart of Sharjah’ project; a 15-year historical restoration project of the heritage areas of Sharjah.
Al Sarkal is a keen proponent of giving opportunities to talented Emiratis. He has appointed Emirati nationals in key positions in each of Shurooq’s destination, resulting in talented UAE nationals filling 40% of the positions at Shurooq, including management positions.
On May 20 th 2018, His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council Ruler of Sharjah, has issued the Emiri Decree No 30 of 2018 promoting Marwan bin Jassim Al Sarkal, from CEO to the Executive Chairman of the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority, Shurooq.
H.E. Marwan Jassim Al Sarkal was also awarded with the Golden Friends of India Award, and was also named the Middle East CEO of the Year by the prestigious Burj CEO Awards, as well as the Best Official Spokesperson as part of the Sharjah Government Communication Award 2017.
Shurooq, under the guidance and leadership of HE Marwan Al Sarkal, is heading into 2017 on a confident note. Widely considered a key figure in Sharjah’s growth ambitions, Al Sarkal is determined to further enhance Shurooq's role in facilitating investments in order to further diversify Sharjah’s economy by working ever more closely with investors in sectors of tourism, environment, transport and logistics.