Gulf Craft has announced the appointment of Nasser Alshaali as Chief Executive Officer of Gulf Craft Inc. LLC, the region’s largest and internationally renowned fiberglass (FRP) boat manufacturer. Nasser Alshaali was previously with the Dubai International Financial Centre, where he served as CEO.
Welcoming his appointment, His Excellency Mr. Mohammed Bin Hussein Alshaali, Chairman of Gulf Craft, stated: “Nasser comes to us with a wealth of knowledge and expertise in management and planning. His addition to the team will enrich Gulf Craft and further enable its development into a truly international company.”
Mr. Nasser Alshaali said: “I am honoured and excited to join Gulf Craft, an indigenous company that has developed into a successful Middle Eastern brand competing on a global scale. This is a tough time for all industries including high end luxury products and I look forward to embracing this challenge.”
In his role as CEO of the DIFC Authority, Nasser Alshaali was charged with developing and promoting the financial services industry. Prior to that, Mr. Alshaali held the position of Chief Operating Officer at the DIFX, where he helped launch the region’s only international exchange, and the world’s largest Sukuk (Islamic bond) exchange.
Mr. Alshaali has also held roles with the Technology and Media Free Zone (TECOM) and with The Executive Office of the Government of Dubai in fields spanning energy, telecoms, ICT, education, broadcast and print media.
Nasser Alshaali received a BA in Philosophy and International Relations, with an ancillary specialization in Communication Technologies, from the American University, Washington DC, in 1998.
Mr. Alshaali also serves on the boards of Dubai Financial Market (DFM), The Consulting Office (Government of Dubai), The Social Responsibility Fund (Government of the UAE), Dubai Statistics Centre, the Advisory board of the School of Business and Economics, Emirates National University, member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Financial Market Development, and member of the International Institute of Finance’s Special Committee on effective Regulation.