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

Matar Ali Al Romaithi

Chief Officer – Industrial Development Unit Tawazun Economic Council

As Chief Officer of the Industrial Development Unit, Matar is responsible for overseeing the implementation of the United Arab Emirate’s Tawazun Economic Program (previously known as the UAE Offset Program).

Matar leads a team whose mandate is to create commercially viable, profitable and sustainable projects for the UAE and its people. Matar’s role ensures that he works closely with both global defense contractors wanting to partner with the UAE, and with the UAE Armed Forces GHQ to ensure that the Program requirements and deliverables are in line the broader national strategy.

Matar is also an active member of several boards and committees, including the Tawazun Economic Committee and REMAYA International Company LLC.

Matar holds a degree in Business Administration with a major in Finance. He joined Tawazun Economic Council in 2004.

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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