Our Senior Leadership Team
Mr Ali Ibrahim is the chairman of empay, as well as the Deputy Director General at the Department of Economic Development in Dubai (DED) is focused on augmenting DED’s role in the emirate’s strategy to remain amongst the vanguards of countries setting an economic, social and cultural benchmark in business ventures and practices. Being an expert in his area of functioning, he is bestowed with the responsibility of evaluating regional and global economic developments as well as their impact on Dubai and its competitiveness. Having started his career with the UAE Central Bank in 1983 in Abu Dhabi, he rose through the ranks to become Assistant Manager for Research and Statistics. Since joining DED in 1993 he has held several positions including Head of Studies and Planning Department, Head of Commercial Registration Department and Deputy Director General for Executive Affairs. He was one of the first graduates of the Government Leadership Programme of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Centre for Leadership Development. Key positions currently held by Mr Ibrahim include Chairman of Amlak Finance, Board Member of Emaar Industries and Investment, Managing Director at Emcredit, and Board Member of Emcredit Collection Company. He is pivotal in leading and aligning Empay’s goals with UAE’s Cashless Payments Strategy.
Mr. Ali Ibrahim