Our Board Members

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.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Humaid bin Abdullah Al Qasimi


Sheikh Mohammed bin Humaid bin Abdullah Al Qasimi, a member of the ruling family of the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah (RAK), is a board member and the Managing Director of RAKEZ.

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.

Dr. Sameer Al Ansari

Dr. Sameer Al Ansari

Board Member

Dr. Sameer Al Ansar is a highly experienced and qualified UK chartered accountant with over 30 years of senior corporate, operational, private equity investing, and strategic advisory experience.

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.

Abdulrahim Alawadhi

Mr. Ramy Jallad

Mr. Ramy Jallad

Board Member

Mr. Jallad is the Chief Executive Officer of Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ). With over 24 years of professional experience, he is responsible for setting the policies and strategies of RAKEZ, as well as planning, leading, and directing all aspects of the free zone to ensure that it meets its overall objectives.

Previously, Mr. Jallad served as the Chief Executive Officer of RAK FTZ. He joined RAK FTZ as Chief Commercial Officer, overseeing all of its profit-making operations. In that role, he worked closely with the Marketing team to tactically promote RAK FTZ with the Business Development team to attract clients, and with the Client Relations team to build and strengthen the free zone’s relationships with its more than 8,000 companies.

Before joining RAK FTZ, Mr. Jallad held various key leadership positions including: VP – Properties & Free Zone for Abu Dhabi Airports Company, Executive Director of Customer Services &Business Development for Dubai Technology and Media Free Zone (TECOM), and General Manager of Caltex Oil Company in Yemen.