Farid Mohammed Ahmed

Farid Mohammed Ahmed

Secretary General: Dubai World

Farid Mohammed Ahmed plays an important role in the continued development of Dubai. He is Secretary General of Dubai World, the holding company of such business pillars as DP World, Economic Zones World, Drydocks World, Dubai Maritime City and Istithmar World. Prior to joining Dubai World, Farid was Senior General Manager, UAE Operations, at Ducab where he was the key driver of the company’s local and international growth.

Farid is also an enthusiastic promoter of Quality and the Environment. He is one of the founding members and former chairman of Dubai Quality Group and remains a permanent Member of the Board in an advisory capacity.

He is also an advisor to Emirates Environmental Group and dictates the strategic direction of both organizations. He has served as a Member of Technical Governance of Dubai Municipality Best Practice Award for Civil Societies. He is an Assessor of Dubai Quality Award and Government of Dubai Excellence Award, as well as the Sheikh Mohammed Award for Small & Medium Enterprises.

Mr. Ahmed has earned his Bachelor Degree in Industrial Engineering from Louisiana State University, his Masters in Quality Management from University of Wollongong. He has also participated in the Advanced Management Program from INSEAD, & Leadership Development program from University of Ashridge.