Badr Al-Olama is the Executive Director of the UAE Clusters unit within Mubadala’s UAE Investments platform, which has been formed to accelerate the UAE’s economic transformation by investing in national champions, fostering vibrant industrial and commercial clusters, and partnering with world-class global organizations. In addition to his responsibilities in overseeing a diverse portfolio of businesses in multiple sectors spanning across technology, aerospace, and healthcare, Badr is leading a dynamic team that are incubating new sectors and startups to further diversify the UAE’s economy, and is also heading the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS) – a pioneering collaborative platform that has been jointly established by the United Arab Emirates and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).
Badr is the Chairman of Strata Manufacturing (Strata), the Sanad Group (Sanad), and Emirates Post Group, and also serves as a Board Director at Mubadala Health, SHUAA Capital, Oumolat Security Printing, YAS Holding LLC, TASIAP GmbH – a joint venture with Daimler AG, as well as a number of automotive and energy joint ventures in Algeria. Through GMIS, Badr also oversees the Mohammed
bin Rashid Initiative for Global Prosperity – an open innovation platform that aims to accelerate solutions that solve real world challenges that are linked to the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. Nominated as a ‘Young Global Leader for the Middle East and North Africa Region’ by the World Economic Forum in 2016, Badr began his career as a lawyer and holds a degree in Shari’a and Law from the UAE University (2002) as well as an LL.M from Harvard Law School (2005).