Meet The Team

Board of Directors

Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi

Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi

Chairman

Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi is the Group Chief Executive Officer of Abu Dhabi Ports, the operator and the manager of commercial and community ports within the emirate of Abu Dhabi, as well as Fujairah Terminals, Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD) and ZonesCorp.

In his role, he oversees the development of Abu Dhabi Ports’ portfolio of assets and activities as well as directs their strategy and operations. A strong, determined, and entrepreneurial leader, he leads the Group in supporting the government’s objective of diversifying the non-oil and gas economy. Captain Al Shamisi is an experienced maritime executive with almost 20 years of industry experience.

Hamad Hareb Al Muhairi

Hamad Hareb Al Muhairi

Board Member

Mr Al Muhairi holds the position of Director of Government Protocol in Abu Dhabi Executive Office. His career is also fledged with various professional skills and practices through participation in many organisational committees in Abu Dhabi government including the chairmanship of patronage and Visit Requests Committee of His Highness the Crown Prince of Emirate of Abu Dhabi Chairman of the Executive Council and His Highness the Vice Chairman.

Humaid Matar Al Dhaheri

Humaid Matar Al Dhaheri

Managing Director & Group CEO

Humaid Matar Al Dhaheri is the Managing Director and Group Chief Executive Officer of Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC).

He has contributed to strengthening ADNEC Group’s business position in the tourism and leisure sectors locally and internationally, becoming a key enabler in supporting Abu Dhabi’s economy, alongside enhancing the group’s businesses and innovative competitiveness across six clusters: Venues, Events, Hotels, Food & Beverage, Services and Tourism.

With more than 22 years of extensive combined experience in both government and private sectors, he is a board member of ADNEC Group, ExCel London, Eltizam Group and Deputy Chair of TwoFour54, and Abu Dhabi Media as well.

Humaid holds a Master’s degree in Strategy and National Security Studies from the National Defense College in Abu Dhabi, a Master’s degree in International Accounting and Financial Management from the University of Glasgow in the UK, and a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the United Arab Emirates University.

Iman Al Qasim

Iman Al Qasim

Board Member

Iman Al Qasim is Executive Vice President Human Capital at Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA). A Human Resources leader and change agent with particular expertise in organisational transformation.

She has over 20 years of experience in industries including Finance, Energy, Automotive, and Retail and in both Government and multinational organisations. Before joining EGA, she was the Group Human Resources Director at Emirates National Oil Company ENOC.

Earlier in her career, she served as Executive Director of Human Capital at Mubadala Investment Company, Deputy Vice President Human Resources at Dolphin Energy, and Human Resources Director at General Motors Middle East.

Kevin Murphy

Kevin Murphy

Board Member

Kevin Murphy is currently the Chairman of ExCeL London. He has twice served as Chairman of the AEO (Association of Exhibition Organisers) in addition to serving as a board member of ABC (Audit Bureau of Circulations) and Chairman of the AEV (Association of Event Venues).

During his time as CEO of ExCeL London, Murphy oversaw the investment of £165m by ADNEC, which created a further 40,000m2 of exhibition space and London’s International Convention Centre. Kevin was a Board member of London and Partners until November 2017, the official promotion organisation for London. In 2015, he also joined the Board of Visit Britain, the strategic body for inbound tourism and the National Tourism Agency, a public body funded by DCMS (Department for Media, Culture and Sport). In 2016, Murphy was awarded an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the New Year Honours list in recognition of his services to the Business Tourism industry.

Gerald Lawless

Gerald Lawless

Board Member

Gerard Lawless joined Jumeirah Group in 1997 and helped establish it as one of the premier luxury hotel brands in the world. Taking on the challenge of launching Burj Al Arab, the world’s most luxurious hotel, after the successful introduction of Jumeirah Beach Hotel to an eager travelling public. Mr Lawless went on to become President and Group Chief Executive Officer of the Jumeirah Group. He then led the development of the group for the next twenty years.

At the beginning of 2016, having served at the helm of the Jumeirah Group, Mr. Lawless assumed a new leadership position responsible for tourism and hospitality in Dubai Holding, the Group’s parent company. During this period, he served as Chairman of the World Travel and Tourism Council. He has now retired from these roles and continues to reside in Dubai.

Roque Solabarrieta

Roque Solabarrieta

Board Member

Roque Solabarrieta is an Executive Director at ADQ, focusing on ICT, tourism and real estate sectors. Roque is a seasoned Telecom, Media and Strategy Consultant with a demonstrated track record in strategy, transformation and operations across the Americas, Europe and the Middle East. Roque joined ADQ in October 2019.

Prior to joining ADQ, Roque worked for 10 years at Etisalat Group (2009-2019) in numerous roles. Roque’s last position at Etisalat was Chief Operating Officer for e-Vision, media arm of Etisalat Group. Prior to this role, Roque led Etisalat Group Strategy unit for numerous years.

Before joining Etisalat, Roque worked as a Strategy consultant from 2006 – 2019 in Europe and Middle East for Capgemini UK and Booz & Company Middle East. Before its engagement in the Strategy Consultant field, Roque worked for Primus Telecommunications in UK and USA from 1999 until 2005 as business development Director.

Roque currently serves as a member on the Board of Directors of ADNEC Group, ExCel London, twofour54, Abu Dhabi Media, StarzPlay Arabia, and MIZA. Previously, Roque engaged in several other board roles, including Etisalat Nigeria, eVision, Eltizam Group, and Image Nation.

Roque holds an MBA from Helsinki School of Economics, Finland and a bachelor’s degree in Commercial Engineering from Universidad Adolfo Ibanez, Chile.

Executive Management

Humaid Matar Al Dhaheri

Humaid Matar Al Dhaheri

Managing Director & Group CEO

Humaid Matar Al Dhaheri is the Managing Director and Group Chief Executive Officer of Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC).

He has contributed to strengthening ADNEC Group’s business position in the tourism and leisure sectors locally and internationally, becoming a key enabler in supporting Abu Dhabi’s economy, alongside enhancing the group’s businesses and innovative competitiveness across six clusters: Venues, Events, Hotels, Food & Beverage, Services and Tourism.

With more than 22 years of extensive combined experience in both government and private sectors, he is a board member of ADNEC Group, ExCel London, Eltizam Group and Deputy Chair of TwoFour54, and Abu Dhabi Media as well.

Humaid holds a Master’s degree in Strategy and National Security Studies from the National Defense College in Abu Dhabi, a Master’s degree in International Accounting and Financial Management from the University of Glasgow in the UK, and a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the United Arab Emirates University.

Mike Henderson

Mike Henderson

Group Chief Strategy and Finance Officer

Mike Henderson oversees the Group’s overall strategic financial planning, ensuring the company implements a robust long-term financial vision.

Mike further brings his acumen in corporate governance and management to oversee strategy management, legal affairs, and risk management across the Group. In addition, Mike provides regular supervision of ExCeL London and the Group’s six hotels.

Mike is a Chartered Accountant. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Accountancy from Edinburgh Napier University.

Ahmed Al Obaidli

Ahmed Al Obaidli

Chief Operating Officer

Khalifa Al Qubaisi

Khalifa Al Qubaisi

Chief Commercial Officer

Saeed Al Shamsi

Saeed Al Shamsi

Chief Human Capital Officer

Saeed Al Mansoori

Saeed Al Mansoori

CEO of Capital Events LLC

Roula Jouny

Roula Jouny

CEO of Tourism 365

Jonathan Dowse

Jonathan Dowse

CEO of Capital Hospitality

Ahmad Shaker

Ahmad Shaker

Executive Director - ADNEC Services

Paul Macpherson

Paul Macpherson

CEO of TIA Hotels