The Board is responsible for the long-term success and sustainability of RAK International Corporate Centre (RAK ICC) for the benefit of its customers, now and in the future. It does this by providing clear leadership in setting strategy by overseeing management’s implementation of strategy within a prudent and effective governance structure and ensuring that the RAK ICC culture is aligned to our purpose, values and strategy.
Our Board Members
As part of his leadership role with the company, Sheikh Mohammed chairs the Audit Committee of the three entities’ Board of Directors.
Sheikh Mohammed envisions a vibrant and successful future for RAKEZ, one in which the free zone contributes to the sustainable development of Ras Al Khaimah’s rapidly growing economy.
Sheikh Mohammed holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from the American University of Sharjah.
Currently serving as the CEO at RAK Digital Assets Oasis (RAK DAO) and RAK International Corporate Centre (RAK ICC), Dr. Al Ansari has held several prominent positions throughout his illustrious career. He was the Vice Chairman and COO of The Industrial Group before joining RAK ICC, and until 2011, he was the CEO of SHUAA Capital, a publicly listed full-service investment bank.
Dr. Al Ansari has played a pivotal role in establishing Dubai Holding in 2004 and founded Dubai International Capital (“DIC”) where he served as its Executive Chairman and CEO, creating a global investment company with US$12 billion of assets under management. He has also previously served as Group CFO for The Executive Office of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Ruler of Dubai.
With his extensive knowledge and vast expertise, Dr. Al Ansari currently serves on several boards, including RAK ICC, Al Ramz Capital, TVM Healthcare Partners (GCC Healthcare Private Equity Fund), Eureeca Capital, and Marjan. He has also served on numerous regional and international boards such as the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) from 2004-2016.
Dr. Al Ansari is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and a member of the Institute’s advisory board for MENA. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Loughborough University for outstanding achievement and leadership in finance and was a visiting fellow at Oxford University Said Business School.
Since starting at RAKEZ, he has been pivotal in multiplying its growth from 7,500 to over 21,000 companies. Ramy is renowned for his ability to build economic zones from the ground up, create innovative business environments and the right ecosystem that evolve organisations into successful multi-million-dollar powerhouses, and under his leadership thrives an aligned and engaged team of 460 multicultural professionals who are experts in their fields.
He has held executive and senior positions in mixed-use real estate development and construction, aviation and aerotropolis hubs, oil and gas, economic zones development and operations, business development and customer experience; working with Abu Dhabi Airports, Dubai Holding, TECOM Investments, Shell and Caltex oil companies.
Ramy is also recognised as a global keynote speaker and expert in his industry and is known for amplifying the importance of innovation and keeping business simple.