Abdulla Ahmed Saleh

Undersecretary for Foreign Trade and Industry, Ministry of Economy of the United Arab Emirates

Undersecretary of the UAE Ministry of Economy (Foreign Trade and Industry March 2013-present) Undersecretary of the U.A.E Ministry of Foreign Trade (May 2008-March 2013) Undersecretary of the U.A.E Ministry of Economy (2006 – 2008) Assistant Undersecretary for Economic Affairs and International Cooperation at the Ministry of Economy (2004 – March 2006) Diplomat at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, UAE Embassy in Washington DC, (1993-1998) UAE Embassy in Paris (2001 – 2004) Received over (30) gratitude and appreciation certificates for his leadership, diligent efforts in achieving multi-functional tasks and effective contributions through memberships in a number of boards of directors as follows: ? As the Head of the UAE negotiating team in GCC and regional free trade negotiations (2006 till date) developed negotiation strategy and signed off free trade agreement with Singapore and EFTA resulted in an increase in trade and investment with these Countries and now he is leading UAE team in the Negotiation of GCC- China Free Trade Agreement. ?Board Member of The UAE International Investors Council. ? As the Vice-Chairman of the National Committee of the World Trade Organization, oversaw UAE fulfillment of WTO commitments and supervised the trade policy review for three terms, attaining an international praise from all WTO Members. ? Chairman of the Supervisory Committee on national initiatives for multiplying export? As the chairman of the industrial sector development committee, endorsing recommendations to the Ministerial Cabinet to increasing the contribution of the industrial sector to UAE economy. ?Member of the Board of Trustees of the Business and Management School at Zayed University's.