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Ambassador of the UAE to Vietnam and non-resident Ambassador of the UAE to Laos H.E. Obaid Saeed Obaid Bintaresh Al Dhaheri

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  • April 2018 Appointed as Ambassador of UAE to Vietnam 
  • Borouge, part of the ADNOC and Borealis (Mubadala) Group of Companies 

Abu Dhabi, UAE
2013 – 2018
Senior Vice President Corporate Affairs

Reporting to CEO Borouge; responsible for the development and optimisation of Total Quality Management, Corporate Sustainability and Trade Affairs globally 

  • Member of Executive Leadership Team 
  • Strategic Board contributor with ADNOC and Borealis 
  • Representation of UAE, ADNOC and Borouge on international platforms
  • Creation, integration and development of Corporate Affairs organisation 
  • Strategy development and implementation
  • Performance management including legal governance, business models, company risks, performance measures and corporate reporting 
  • Strategic advisor on international market and business development, investments, corporate organization and process improvements and development, and long term corporate strategies 
  • Creating value and  improving Return on Capital Expenditure (ROCE) 
  • Stakeholder engagement: Government, industry, regulators, environmental bodies, standards authorities, customers and suppliers, academia, etc.
  • Advocate for oil and gas’ petrochemicals  industry and products  
  • UAE trade relations strategy development within WTO and global petrochemicals industry 
  • Advisor for Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemical Association (GPCA) 

2011 – 2013
Vice President International Affairs

  • Reporting to CEO Borouge Abu Dhabi Polymers (Borouge)
  • Supporting the strategy and interests of Borouge and the regional petrochemicals industry, together with the UAE government, internationally

2009 - 2011
UAE Affairs Manager

  • Reporting to CEO Borouge Abu Dhabi Polymers (Borouge) 
  • Supporting the strategy and interests of Borouge with the UAE government

2007 - 2009
Procurement Support Manager

  • Reporting to SVP Procurement Abu Dhabi Polymers (Borouge)
  • Responsible for the strategic development of the Procurement function 

Camtech Manufacturing 
Dubai, UAE

  • 1998 - 2005
    Board Member 

Index Group 
Dubai, UAE

  • 1997- 2007
    Managing Director


  • 2012 Global Leadership Program IMD Lausanne Switzerland
  • 1996 Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the California State Polytechnic University USA.
  • 1990 Zayed the First High School, Al Ain, UAE


  • English, Arabic 


  • UAE National Committee for the World Trade Organisation (WTO) 
  • Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association’s (GPCA) Advocacy Committee for International Trade

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