Dr. Saleh Al Hashemi
Saleh Al Hashemi, Ph.D., brings over 20 years of experience working in senior leadership positions across businesses, government, and academia.
Dr. Al Hashemi currently serves as the director of commercial and In-Country Value (ICV) program at Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, since June 2021.
Dr. Al Hashemi became the Chairman of Dubai Islamic Insurance & Reinsurance Co. PJSC in March 2021 and has served as the Chairman of Reem Finance PJSC, an Abu Dhabi-based provider of innovative financing products for the MENA region, since December 2016.
He was formerly the CEO of Algorythma, a world-class sustainable technology company, from July 2017 until June 2021. He has also held the roles of Managing Director of Krypto Labs, a global innovation hub, as well as Managing Director of Saal, an innovative applied artificial intelligence company, from May 2017 until May 2021.
Dr. Al Hashemi was also a member of the board of directors of Silicon Valley-based 500 Startups, the most active global venture capital firm, from March 2018 until December 2020.
He served from May 2011 until September 2016 as the Executive Director of Infrastructure and Environment at the General Secretariat of Abu Dhabi’s Executive Council.
During his tenure at the Executive Council, Dr. Al Hashemi was instrumental in advising the government in restructuring key infrastructure projects and state-owned commercial enterprises to improve the use of sponsor capital and financing to better align these initiatives to the long-term interests of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
Dr. Al Hashemi holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering from Tufts University. He is a patented inventor and a published author in several peer-reviewed academic journals, including Science Magazine.