Deputy CEO – Strategy & Planning at Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre (DIEDC). In this role, he is mandated to oversee the development and execution of the initiatives and strategies related to “Dubai The Capital of Islamic Economy” vision. Saeed Kharbash holds more than 13 years of experience in diverse financial disciplines and strategy gained from working with institutions such as Istithmar World, ENEC & TAQA. Prior to the establishment of (DIEDC), Saeed Kharbash worked in TAQA (Abu Dhabi National Energy Company) as a Finance Manager. He has also worked as an Economic Specialist in ENEC (Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation) where he was part of the Business Development and Strategy Team. Earlier, he has worked as an Associate in Istithmar World – the investment arm of Dubai World Group – and focused on Investments in Financial Services. Saeed Kharbash holds an MBA in Islamic Finance -with Distinction- from Cass Business School in England, as well as a Master’s in International Business from Hertfordshire University in England and a Bachelor degree in Communication Engineering from Khalifa University in the UAE.