Engineer Abdulla Saeed Al Shamsi

Abu Dhabi: Jubail Island Investment Company (JIIC) announced today the expansion of its senior leadership team with the appointment of Engineer Abdulla Saeed Al Shamsi as Operations Corporate Director.

An industry veteran with more than 20 years’ experience in the development, construction and roads, infrastructure and housing industries, Abdulla will join the senior management team in spearheading the development of Abu Dhabi’s newest and most sought-after community, Jubail Island.

A UAE National, Engineer Abdulla has held senior management roles at some of the UAE’s most prestigious organizations including Executive Director at Abu Dhabi’s Housing Authority as well as Executive Director, Strategic Affairs of the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC), which is recognized as having a pivotal role in the achievement of Abu Dhabi Vision 2030.

In 2005 Abdulla joined Abu Dhabi City Municipality (ADM) where he undertook important roles including Acting Executive Director for infrastructure and municipal assets sector. As well as the Executive Director for the strategic planning and performance management division. 

Abdulla has achieved many impressive career accomplishments to date including completing the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Sheikh Zayed Bridge, Sheikh Zayed Street and Tunnel (Al Salam), Al Mafraq Intersection Bridge, Al Ghuwaifat International Highway, and was also involved in the preparation and execute of the Infrastructure Master Plan for three mega cities in Abu Dhabi, among other successes.

Abdulla has directed many multimillion-dollar international projects in the UAE, Morocco, Pakistan, Syria, Kazakhstan and West Bank. As well as leading the state-of-the-art smart lighting strategy for the roads and public spaces in Abu Dhabi, using LED and green infrastructures and the first Internal Road Safety manual for emirate of Abu Dhabi.

Mounir Haidar, Managing Director of Jubail Island Investment Company, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Mr. Abdulla Saeed Al Shamsi as Operations Corporate Director for Jubail Island. We have no doubt that Abdulla will build upon his experience to lead his team with the dedication and passion he has become synonymous with. Abdulla is a huge asset to the organization and we’re confident that with his experience, drive for results, dynamic personality and innovative ideas he will help to lead the Jubail Island strategy and vision for an inclusive and sustainable community in the heart of Abu Dhabi. I wish Mr. Al Shamsi all the success in his new role by leading the JIIC team to continue the successful track record of Jubail Island Investment Company.”.

Abdulla has a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering/Project Management and a Master’s Degree in International Business. He is an elected fellow member for the CIHT (The Charter Institute of the Highway and Transportation in United Kingdom) since 2010.

About Jubail Island:

The AED5 billion Jubail Island development will be an idyllic collection of villages located between Yas Island and Saadiyat Island and will become Abu Dhabi’s leading sanctuary designed to appeal to wellness and nature enthusiasts, positioned amid the rich biodiversity of the mangroves.

The luxury project will span 2800 hectares, offering wholesome F&B outlets and a wide range of facilities, including a beach club, a business centre, a sports centre, schools, supermarkets, nurseries, a community club, specialised clinics and other commercial establishments, and will be home to more than 5,000 residents.

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