Ali Al Suwaidi joined the team at Global Village, the Middle East’s foremost family destination for culture, shopping and entertainment, in 2018 as Chief Operating Officer. As a leading expert in Facilities Management, Ali has more 7 than two decades of experience spanning several positions, including Senior Facilities Management Manager at Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building.
He is the Ambassador of the Europe Facility Management Association in the UAE, a Vice President of the Board of a Directors of the Middle East Facility Management Association (MEFMA), a member of the Board of the Global Facility Management Association, and most recently became an Advisory Board member of the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions Middle East and North Africa (IAAPA MENA) in January 2020.
Keen to share his knowledge in the industry, Al Suwaidi is a regular speaker at conferences worldwide, including the 2019 IAAPA annual Leadership Conference in Dubai. He has presented numerous papers on best practice in the facility management sector as well as on the future of the industry in the region. Al Suwaidi also runs workshops on facilities management through volunteer work at Dubai Real Estate College, the educational arm of the Dubai Land Department, and has conducted a webinar on safety culture.
Al Suwaidi adds considerable expertise to the Global Village leadership team whose experience and capabilities has made the region’s largest multicultural festival park amongst the most successful in the world, welcoming over seven million guests every season. Ali Al Suwaidi has held previous roles with leading organisations such as Emaar Properties, Abu Dhabi Ports, Imdaad and Idama.
He holds an electrical engineering degree from the University of Toledo in the United States and an MBA from the American University of Sharjah.