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Secretary General

His Excellency Abdulla Mohammed Al Basti

Secretary General of the Executive Council of Dubai


H.E. Abdulla Mohammed Al Basti has been appointed as the Secretary General of The Executive Council of Dubai in October 2017. In his capacity as Secretary General, he is responsible for following up the implementation of programs, resolutions and recommendations issued by the Executive Council of Dubai, as well as preparing the Council meetings schedules and documenting all of the work, decisions and recommendations issued by the Council.

His Excellency was the Secretary General of the Cabinet, Ministry of Cabinet Affairs and the Future since February 2016, where he oversaw the functioning of the General Secretariat of the Cabinet, which supports the Cabinet and implements its decisions.

H.E. Al Basti was previously the Director General of the Executive Office of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum where he contributed into launching a number of strategic initiatives such as “Dubai as a capital for Islamic economy”, Mohammed bin Rashid Smart Council, and the first strategy on innovation. He also held Executive Director of Government Development Bureau in the Prime Minister Office and supervised launching the Emirates Government Services Programme.

His Excellency holds membership in a number of Boards such as “Mohammed Bin Rashid Global Initiatives” and the Future of Government Council at World Economic Forum.

H.E. Abdulla Al Basti has a Masters in Total Quality Management from the University of Wollongong Dubai and Bachelor’s in information technology from University of Dubai. He is also a graduate of Mohammed Bin Rashid Programme for Leadership Development.