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Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation names Mustafa Al Ansari Vice President of Operations

The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation today announced the appointment of Mustafa Al Ansari as Vice President of Operations.

In his previous role at Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation, Al Ansari has served as the Foundation’s Director of Human Capital and Business Support. In his earlier capacity as Project Manager at The Executive Office in Dubai, he actively contributed to the conceptualization and establishment of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation.

Dr. Rima Khalaf, CEO of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation, said: “The Foundation is keen to empower high achievers and offer them rich opportunities for participating in the decision making process.

“Mustafa Al Ansari has demonstrated outstanding competencies during his tenure as the Foundation’s interim Director of Operations. Al Ansari has established his credence in the Foundation as a results oriented team leader. We are confident he will continue to be an important asset to the organization in its journey towards achieving strategic objectives.”

Al Ansari said: “I feel honoured to accept my new role in Operations and will continue serving the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation with dedication and diligence. I also feel privileged to be part of a significant initiative that seeks to enhance the Arab world’s knowledge capabilities.

“Managing the operations of a Foundation that spearheads a massive portfolio requires a profound understanding of its ambit of programmes and initiatives. Working closely with all the teams, I’ve gained valuable insights into key functional requirements. I look forward to leveraging this learning and experience to lead the Foundation’s operations.”

Mustafa Al Ansari started his career at the Dubai Department of Economic Development (DED) where he successfully held key responsibilities in customer service and business development. Throughout his tenure at DED, he effectively contributed to the development of several processes in the department for enhancing its overall efficiency.

As a member of the founding team of Dubai Shopping Festival, Al Ansari gained an excellent hands-on opportunity to hone his leadership skills. Mustafa Al Ansari has also participated in several executive education courses and conferences both within the UAE and abroad.