Over recent months, Abu Dhabi's resiliency has been tested vigourously, with the dual shock of a global health emergency and a low oil price environment the ultimate acid test for years of diversification efforts.
And Abu Dhabi found itself well prepared for both, with an ever-diversifying local economy and robust soverign wealth program allowing it to effectively soften the blow of local and global lockdown measures and low oil prices.
The strength of the local private sector, also, allowed companies to adapt quickly to remote working requirements. And now, as the world begins to inch out of lockdown and into a new normal, it will take renewed collaboration between the public and private spheres if the Emirate is to architect an even stronger future.
This digital roundtable will gather top-level representatives from the public and private sectors to discuss the local investment environment post COVID-19, as well as the strategies required to foster a truly diversified, shock-resistant economy going forward.
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Mohammed Ali Al Shorafa Al Hammadi currently serves as the Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED). He is also the chairman of the Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO) and the chairman of Hub71, among several other board positions. he was named as one of the world's most powerful Arabs in 2019 bu Arabian Business and has an MBA from London Business School.
Alan Davis is the Chief Executive of Raytheon Emirates. He served as the chief executive for the landed company prior to Raytheon's merger with United Technologies Corporation in 2020. He has more than 30 years of industry experience, with over 25 in program management. He holds a degree in business management from the University of Arizona.