Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid appoints third chairman to Executive Council

Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed will take up the role of deputy chairman effective on Wednesday

Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed, chairman and founder of Emirates Group. Leslie Pableo for The National
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Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, on Wednesday appointed Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed, chairman and chief executive of Emirates airline, as deputy chairman of the Executive Council.

Sheikh Ahmed will start his role effective immediately, the Dubai Media Office said.

He will join Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance and First Deputy Ruler of Dubai, and Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed, Second Deputy Ruler of Dubai, who will continue in their roles as deputy chairmen.

The Executive Council will continue to be led by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, Crown Prince of Dubai.

The appointment was made by Sheikh Mohammed in his capacity as Ruler of Dubai.

Sheikh Mohammed also appointed Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed and Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed as deputy chairmen of the Strategic Affairs Council.

Sheikh Maktoum will continue in his role as chairman of the council.

Updated: March 07, 2024, 8:19 AM