Enticing opportunities: The role of Industrial Partnerships in a shifting economic landscape.

Eng. Ahmad Bin Ghannam

Acting Executive Director of International Economic Relations, Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED)

Eng. Ahmad Bin Ghannam is the Acting Executive Director of International Economic Relations in Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED), responsible for the implementation of international economic relations agenda for the Emirate of  Abu Dhabi through investment promotion and support, trade facilitation, and international relation platform development.


In addition, Mr. Bin Ghannam is also acting as Executive director for Planning & Statistics in ADDED,  responsible for the development of economic policies and planning as well taking an advisory role on economic issues for stakeholders in Abu Dhabi government.

Mr. Bin Ghannam joined ADDED in 2015. Prior to that he was Department Manager of Economic Affairs in the General Secretariat of Executive Council and was acting as secretary for the Economic Development Committee in the Executive Council of Abu Dhabi. Bin Ghannam’s work experience spans over 15 years and had served in many positions; notably in Tawazun as Deputy Executive Director of Operation Support, and in Etisalat as Director of ICT solutions and was the E-Government Program Manager. Mr. Bin Ghannam also served as member in the Civil Service Council in the UAE federal government.

Bin Ghannam holds two masters degrees; a Master in Strategic & Security Studies from National Defense College in Abu Dhabi, and also a Master in Public Administration from Harvard University. Bin Ghannam has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Kentucky.

Welcome to ADIOC 2017

Tawazun Economic Council is greatly honored to welcome you to the Abu Dhabi International Offset Conference (ADIOC 2017) which will be hosted in our beautiful city of Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE under the theme “Enticing opportunities: The Role of Industrial Partnerships in a shifting economic landscape”. 

Under the Patronage of


Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi

Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces

HE Saif Mohamed Al Hajeri
Chief Executive Officer, Tawazun Economic Council and
Tawazun Holding
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Matar Ali Al Romaithi
Chief Officer, Industrial Devt Unit Tawazun Economic Council
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Bilal Aktas
Head of Industrialization Department, Undersecretariat of Defence Industries
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Dr. Dhafir Awadh Bader Al Shanfari
Chief Executive Officer, Omani Authority for Partnership for Development
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Lieutenant Colonel Dong-Woo Kim
Deputy Director of Offset Division, Defense Acquisition Program Administration Korea
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