Chief Executive Officer | RAK ICC
Dr. Al Ansari is a UK qualified chartered accountant with over 30 years of senior corporate, operational, private equity investing, board and strategic advisory experience.
Dr Sameer is the CEO of RAK International Corporate Centre (RAK ICC), a modern, world class company registry, responsible for the registration and incorporation of international business companies. Prior to joining RAK ICC as CEO in April 2018, Dr. Al Ansari was the Vice Chairman and COO of The Industrial Group KSA.
Dr. Al Ansari has also served as the CEO of SHUAA Capital, a publicly listed full service investment bank. He helped establish Dubai Holding in 2004 and founded Dubai International Capital (“DIC”) and headed DIC as its Executive Chairman and CEO, creating a globally recognised investment company with US$12 billion of assets under management.
He previously served as Group CFO for The Executive Office of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Ruler of Dubai. Between 1992 and 2000 he was CFO at Dubai Aluminum Company (DUBAL) where he was responsible for finance, hedging, IT and strategic raw materials
Dr. Al Ansari sits on a number of boards including RAK ICC, TVM Healthcare Partners (GCC Healthcare Private Equity Fund) and Eureeca Capital. He has served on numerous regional and international boards such as the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) from 2004-2016 and Hawkamah Institute of Corporate Governance.
He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and a member of and the Institute’s advisory board for MENA. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Loughborough University for outstanding achievement and leadership in finance and is a visiting fellow at Oxford University Said business school.