Abdullah Abdulrahman Sharafi

Abdullah Abdulrahman Sharafi

Board Member

Abdullah Sharafi was appointed to the DFSA’s Board on 1st January 2022. He is the Chair of the Board’s Remuneration Committee, Chair of the Emirati Working Group and a member of the Legislative Committee and Audit Committee.

He graduated with a master’s degree in economics from Denver University, USA and comes from a long-established business family in the UAE. After graduation, Mr Sharafi joined the Emirates Industrial Bank where he spent 21 years.

Mr Sharafi was appointed as Managing Director of Gerab National Enterprises (GNE) in 2004. In addition to managing GNE and its subsidiaries, he sits on several Boards, two of which he chairs. Mr Sharafi also advised the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs called Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE).

Mr Abdullah has participated in trade negotiations with the USA, Canada and Australia and has advised the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Ministry of Finance, the UAE Central Bank and the Ministry of Economy.

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