Regional Development Ambassador
Sultan Alshaali is the Chairman and CEO of Alabjadeya Investment, an agile and diversified investment firm with an extensive portfolio of young innovative businesses worldwide. With a focus on startups and maximizing opportunities by developing companies from a setup with inventive entrepreneurs.
He is also the Vice President of Business Development at the International Accelerator, looking after the Middle East and North Africa region. Identifying, incubating, and rapidly developing unique, innovative startups projects, initiatives, and services with a potential exponential social impact, sustainability, and scalability.
He was the Founding Director of the Government Accelerators in the UAE Prime Minister's Office, establishing and overseeing the operations of the world's first Government Accelerators and registering the intellectual property of the methodology. A platform for cross-sectoral teams that focuses on challenges and delivers tangible results in short periods, eliminating the silo work mindset and empowering multi-stakeholders’ collaboration.
Since 2011, Sultan has been volunteering on the Board of Directors of the World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists, a global network of affluent individuals, foundations, and socially responsible corporations established to advance effective and accountable giving.
Sultan is also volunteering on the Board of Directors of Al Noor Rehabilitation & Welfare Association for People of Determination, a non-profit organization providing outstanding learning experiences to enrich the lives of children and young adults with various physical and cognitive challenges through programs developed to support students and their families.
He was also an Executive Board Member of Ajman Modern School, the first international school of the Northern Emirates, an associate member of the UNESCO and Counsels of International Schools as well as an Executive Board Member of the AS group, a third-generation family enterprise that pioneered fiberglass boat and yachts design and manufacturing in the Middle East and expanded to construction and real estate and different industries such as aluminum extrusion, glass bending and tempering, steelworks, pre-cast slabs and more.
Sultan accumulated extensive knowledge and experience in various areas, including strategic planning, organizational development, manufacturing, education, entrepreneurship, coaching and mentoring, being a Clifton Strength Team coach, and a Co-active coach focusing on continuous self-development and improvement of others, as well as being a published author and public speaker.
Sultan holds two master's degrees, an MBA in Business Administration in Entrepreneurship from Liverpool University in the UK and a professional master's degree in Business Strategy and Development from City & Guilds in the UK and many other honors and awards.
He is also a graduate of the UAE Government Leadership Program, Executive Leadership of the 21st Century, a model based on three pillars: Leadership spirit, Future outlook and Achievements and impact.