Daniel Brown

HE Abdullah Saeed Al Darmaki

Chief Executive Officer, Khalifa Fund

H.E. Al Darmaki is the Chief Executive Officer of the Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development, a government entity that spearheads the support and development of Small & Medium enterprises in the UAE. His role is integral to the strategic planning and management of the organization in alignment with the Executive Council's objectives.

With Over 17 years of experience in Oil & Gas, Petrochemicals and Manufacturing industries, and a background in Sales & Marketing, Mr. Al Darmaki has held a number of leadership positions with governmental and private organizations in the United Arab Emirates. In 2006, Mr. Al Darmaki developed and led the Abu Dhabi Polymers Park project, the first integrated downstream petrochemical cluster in the MENA region where later on he moved to the Human Capital Development area and was appointed as the General Manager of Abu Dhabi Tawteen Council, (The National Employment Agency of the Abu Dhabi Government).He was responsible for transforming the Council into a comprehensive government employment agency and played a key role in establishing the Council's strategic relationships with both public and private sectors.