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Abdul Wahid Al Ulama

Abdul Wahid Al Ulama

Board Member

Abdul Wahid Al Ulama is a partner with White and Case in their Global Merger and Acquisitions Practice. Mr Al Ulama is a certified arbitrator operating in Dubai and registered with the Dubai International Arbitration Centre and the International Chamber of Commerce. He has been a member of the Panel of Conciliators for the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) since March 2017. He has been an independent Board Member of the Emirates Post Group since September 2016 and sits on some of their committees and subsidiary boards. He is also a member of the Advisory Committee of the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre.Mr Al Ulama was previously a partner with Al Tamimi & Company Advocates & Legal Consultants in Dubai and the Managing Partner of their associate office in Qatar. Thereafter, he was with Dubai World, initially as the Group Chief Legal Officer. He later assumed leading commercial roles within the Group, including Executive Vice Chairman of Dubai Natural Resources, and Executive Vice Chairman of Retailcorp World. Before joining White and Case, he was a Senior Advisor, Originations at Mubadala GE Capital, based in Abu Dhabi. Mr Al Ulama has held a number of Board appointments in banking and financial services. Mr Al Ulama graduated first in class with distinction for his LLB degree from UAE University. He holds a Master’s Degree in International Trade Law from University College London. Mr Al Ulama is Chair of the Board’s Emirati Working Group and Remuneration Committee. He is also a member of the Legislative Committee and Risk Committee.

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