The Business Year

Abu Dhabi 2021

PUBLISHED September 2021


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The Business Year returns, in partnership with Parsons, the UAE Ministry of Economy, and the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED), to offer insights into the process and progress of Abu Dhabi’s journey through COVID-19.

This 124-page publication seeks to shed light on the main strategies used by decision makers across Abu Dhabi’s key sectors, as well as bring to the fore the experiences that contextualize the Emirate’s wider capacity to navigate the pandemic and bounce back stronger.

It features dozens of exclusive interviews with top business leaders from across the economy, from finance to energy. Here is just a selection:

  • Abdulla Bin Touq Al Marri, UAE Minister of Economy
  • Rashed Al Balooshi, Undersecretary, The Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED)
  • Dr. Tariq Bin Hendi, Director General, Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO)
  • Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology & ADNOC Group CEO
  • Awaidha Al Marar, Chairman, Abu Dhabi Department of Energy
  • Mohamed Al Askar, Director General, Abu Dhabi Digital Authority (ADDA)
  • Yasser N. Zaghloul, CEO, National Marine Dredging Company (NMDC)
  • Dr. Tarek Fathey, Group CEO, Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA)
  • James Anthony Morse, Academy President, Rabdan Academy

The publication also features a range of articles and analysis, including:

  • Ghadan 21 Accelerator program
  • Inclusion & diversity in oil and gas
  • In-country value
  • Smart solutions
  • KIZAD as a hub for vaccine distribution
  • Pandemic response