Saud Abu Al-Shawareb
Chief Operating Officer, Dubai Industrial Park
Saud Abu Al-Shawareb is Chief Operating Officer at Dubai Industrial Park. In this capacity he is responsible for the day-to-day management and supervision of the organization; analyzing operations to evaluate the performance of the organization and its staff in meeting specific objectives. He is also mandated to determine areas of potential cost reduction, oversee the enhancement of offerings to maximize returns on investment, and direct and implement policy changes, as and when needed.
Al-Shawareb has helped establish Dubai Industrial Park as a world-class industrial development provider across the GCC region.
Prior to his current role, Saud Abu Al-Shawareb served as Executive Director of Partner Relations. In this role he managed the Investor Relations Department and was tasked with overseeing after-sales transactions, building long-term relationships with industrial investors, ensuring compliance with legal requirements, and facilitating strategy-building for new projects.
Al-Shawareb started his career at Dubai Industrial Park as a civil engineer. During his nine-year tenure at the region’s leading industrial hub, Al-Shawareb has held various executive positions throughout the supply chain. Within the same entity, he also served as Head of Operations Department, where he led a team in charge of managing a spectrum of design and construction projects.
In recognition of his results-driven management approach, Al-Shawareb was conferred the ‘Dubai Industrial Park Best Employee Award’ in 2008. In the same year, he was also nominated for the Tatweer Executive Chairman Award.
Saud Abu Al-Shawareb holds a Master’s degree in Engineering Management from the University of Wollongong in Dubai, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Sharjah, UAE.