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Tariq Al Gurg

Chief Executive Officer
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Dubai Cares

H.E. Tariq Al Gurg was appointed as Chief Executive Officer at Dubai Cares in 2009 and as a member of its Board of Directors in 2018. Al Gurg is responsible for strategically defining and leading Dubai Cares’ efforts aimed towards providing children and young adults in developing countries with access to quality education.

Al Gurg is mostly known for his role in transitioning Dubai Cares from a young philanthropic organization into a global leader in the international education arena. He has enabled the organization to contribute to the global evidence base on education, leverage funding and invest in strategic relationships supporting the development of worldwide initiatives such as the Learning Metrics Taskforce and the Education Cannot Wait fund. He is also a global champion of Education in Emergencies.

Al Gurg’s past experience includes twelve years at various senior management positions within consumer and corporate banking at Emirates NBD.He was a member of the UAE’s National Anti-Money Laundering Committee. He is also a Founding Board Member and Deputy Chairperson of the UAE Genetic Diseases Association.