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

Dr. Dhafir Awadh Bader Al Shanfari

Chief Executive Officer, Omani Authority for Partnership for Development

 

Dr. Dhafir Al-Shanfari is the Chief Executive Officer of the Omani Authority for Partnership for Development (OAPFD) that was established in February 2014 to oversee and manage the Partnership for Development (PFD) Programme known globally as “Offset”.

Dr. Al Shanfari completed his PhD at the Deakin University, Australia in 2011 and holds an MBA from Duquesne University U.S.A.  Prior to his appointment as CEO last year, Dr. Al Shanfari was the Head of the Management Department at the College of Economics and Political Science, Sultan Qaboos University and is the first Omani academic to specialize in entrepreneurship policy. He was also the Co-Director of the Academic Innovation Assistance Program (AIAP), a joint TRC-SQU programme aimed at fostering innovation at higher education institutions in Oman; a Member of the Committee for the National Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Development Symposia held in 2013 & 2015 respectively and a member of the team that drafted the proposed new SME law that is being proposed by the Oman Shura Council.  Dr. Al Shanfari also chairs and is a member of various Boards in the Sultanate.

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

H.H. SHEIKH MOHAMED BIN ZAYED AL NAHYAN

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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