Arabian Hotel Investment Conference

29 September - 1 October 2020 | Live + virtual across Dubai

Speaker profile

Walid Tabanji

Senior Advisor
Office of HH Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah – United Arab Emirates

Walid Tabanji, is Senior Advisor at the Office of HH Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah – United Arab Emirates.

Walid’s work focuses on the sustainable development of the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah through initiating and supporting programs aimed at promoting investments and improving the governance and effectiveness of Government agencies and state-owned enterprises. He also provides decision support and advice to the Ruler on multiple development-related matters.

Walid Tabanji brings over 20 years of experience in areas of strategy, organization development, results delivery, and governance working with governments, state-owned enterprises and private groups across diverse sectors.

Prior to joining the Office of Ras Al Khaimah Ruler, Walid was a Partner at “Bain & Company” where he was a core member of the Government & Family Owned Businesses practice.

Prior to joining “Bain & Company”, Walid was heading the Strategy & Public Policy function at the Executive Office of the Ruler of Dubai and the Executive Council of the Government of Dubai. He also worked at “Booz Allen Hamilton” serving governments & corporations in the Middle East region across various leading sectors with specific focus on the Oil & Gas and Industrial sectors.

Walid started his career in the engineering field, working on the design and delivery of major energy and industrial projects within Europe and the Middle East region.

Walid holds an MBA with focus on Strategy & Finance from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France. He also
holds a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters Degree in Engineering Management from the American University of Beirut.

Married with three children.

Walid speaks Arabic, English, French and Italian.