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Director General

General ManagerGlimpses from the life of H.E. Mahmood Khalil Al Hashemi, Director-General of Ajman Free Zone



H.E. Mahmood Khalil Al Hashemi is a senior leader with solid credentials and a career filled with achievements, including 24 years of experience in diverse fields such as governmental and semi-governmental sectors and in commercial projects spanning the financial / economic sector. He is an expert in the development of specialized zones such as economic zones, free zones, industrial zones and logistic support zones.


His experience includes strategy and planning, business development, fund management, marketing, spearheading companies, institutional excellence, risk administration, project management, R&D, preparing and assessing commercial feasibilities, transaction management; in addition to a wide set of experiences, training and practical skills, leading initiatives as well as playing a prominent role in planning and wise leadership for the creation of a successful work environment.



- Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Emirates University in 1990.

- More than 35 curricula and workshops organized by local and international organizations such as International Monetary Fund, ESCWA, International Bank and so on.


Professional Experience





General, Ajman Free Zone 

03/01/2013 Till Date

Acting Director

General, Ajman Free Zone


Acting Director

General, Department of Economic Development – Ajman 

10/05/2011 02/01/2013

Acting Director

General, Department of Economic Development – Ajman

01/06/2010 09/05/2011

Vice Chairman

Consulting Services, International JAFZE

27/01/2008 16/08/2008

Acting Assistant Manager

Statistics & Research Department, Central Bank of the UAE 

15/05/2002 20/01/2008

Main Researcher

Statistics & Research Department, Central Bank of the UAE 

06/12/1993 14/05/2002


Accounting Department - Central Bank of the UAE 

15/12/1990 05/12/1993