Degree in Finance and Business Administration, University of Seattle, US. Chairman: Hamptons, MENA; Armani Hotels and Resorts; Emaar-MGF; RSH; Al Salam Bank, Bahrain; UAE Golf Association. Founding Member and Chairman, Emaar Properties. Member of the Board, Noor Investment Group. Awards: Middle East Personality of the Year, FDi magazine; ranked fifth in The World's Most Influential Arabs (2010); Honorary Doctorate, University of Seattle, US.