Badr Al-Olama Bio

Badr Al-Olama

Acting Director General
Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO)

Badr Al-Olama is an entrepreneurial executive with a deep passion for transformational impact-driven investments. During his tenure with Mubadala Investment Company (Mubadala), Badr was responsible for the UAE Clusters portfolio which included a diverse set of businesses that span across aerospace, technology, and healthcare; forging strategic partnerships with global organizations and establishing a startup ecosystem to further contribute towards economic growth and diversification.

Badr is the Chairman at Emirates Post Group and currently serves on the board of Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat), SHUAA Capital, Yas Holding, and various automotive joint ventures. Badr has been leading the organizing committee for the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS) since its inception, prior to which he was the former Chief Executive Officer of Strata Manufacturing, the former President of the UAE Harvard Club, and previously served as a member of the UAE Ministerial Council on the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Badr was nominated as a ‘Young Global Leader for the Middle East and North Africa Region’ by the World Economic Forum in 2016. He began his career as a lawyer and holds an LL.M from Harvard Law School.