Mahmood Al Bastaki
Board Member & CEO
Dubai Trade FZE
Mahmood Al Bastaki is the Board member and CEO at Dubai Trade FZE, a leading Dubai Trade FZE to become the innovative trade and supply chain e-hub of the world, Mahmood Al Bastaki has played a major role in the advancement of e-business in the region.
An expert in e-commerce solutions, Al Bastaki served as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Dubai World Corporate Departments before taking up his current position as the CEO of Dubai Trade FZE. He was appointed as an Advisor for the Dubai Expo 2020 bid team. He is a Member of The UAE National Committee of World Trade Organization and President of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport - UAE Board of Trustees. Advisory Board Member in the "National Association of Freight and Logistics - NAFL"
A Winner of the 2013 “Accomplished Leaders” category of Feigenbaum Leadership Excellence Award, organised by Hamdan Bin Mohammed E-University and voted as the “Popular CEO of the Year” at the 6th International Maritime Awards in 2013. He was selected as one of the Government Technology Leaders by “The Who’s Who of Government Technology – Middle East” in 2006.
Al Bastaki is also the former Acting Director of E-Services of Dubai E-Government where he formulated the 2005 E-Government Strategy. He managed critical projects such as the governmental Electronic Payment Gateway “ePay”, Unified Contact Center “AskDubai”, and Web Hosting and Management Platform “eHost”. Al Bastaki began his career in the public sector as a Speech Recognition Expert in the Forensic Laboratory of Dubai Police where he successfully set up a Voice Analysis Division. He had also worked as a Senior Engineer in Products & Services Development at the multi-national Thuraya Satellite Telecommunications Company between 1999 and 2002.
He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronics Engineering Technology from the University of Arkansas in Little Rock, USA in 1993, and a Master degree in Electrical Engineering from Oregon Graduate Institute, USA, in the year 1998.A graduate of Mohammed Bin Rashid Leadership Development Program and Dubai World Leaders Program in association with Wharton School of Government in Pennsylvania, USA.