Hi I am Abdulla Al Shehhi and I hold a senior strategic role as Chief Operating Officer within Dubai Cares. In my current position, I oversee the management of projects undertaken by different departments within the organization to ensure the efficient and effective delivery of operations. My responsibilities include supporting the fundraising process and evaluating the performance and impact of implemented programs to achieve the desired outcomes.
Beyond this, I also direct the communications department across Dubai Cares, as well as the community engagement function. This responsibility involves supervising the implementation of community engagement initiatives locally and globally. As a seasoned member of Dubai Cares, I support the development of talent using my expertise in coaching and mentoring teams as well.
I stepped into my current role following 3 years as Director of Business for Dubai Cares, during which I directed and managed the business support functions, including administration, IT, procurement and donations. In addition, my responsibilities included developing the annual budget of the Business Support department, and managing processes to ensure timely budget reporting.
Prior to joining Dubai Cares, I contributed more than 15 years of key managerial and project management expertise across various UAE-based corporates, such as Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operations (ADCO) and Dubai Properties Group.
I also bring valuable experience participating in global and regional conferences, such as the United Nations General Assembly in New York, and the International Volunteer Co-operation Organization Conference in Singapore. I hold a Higher Diploma in Applied Electronics and Computer Systems from Higher Colleges of Technology.
I look forward to being a speaker at MEYE 2020.