His Excellency Fahad Saeed Al RaqbaniAmbassador

    Role

    Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to Canada

    Biography

    His Excellency Fahad Saeed Al Raqbani presented his credentials to Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada on January 29, 2018; installing him as UAE’s fourth Ambassador to Canada.

    Ambassador Al Raqbani brings a wealth of experience from serving at the highest levels within UAE’s investment and economic development sector.

    His Excellency has held leadership positions with Mubadala Investment Company, the sovereign wealth fund of Abu Dhabi, with a $226 U.S. billion portfolio, spanning into atleast 30 countries, to the Abu Dhabi Council for Economic Development, where he spearheaded several economic diversification and sustainability initiatives.

    Since His Excellency has been posted to Canada, the UAE and Canada have further developed their strong bilateral relationship – from Canada removing the visa requirement for all UAE nationals to travel to Canada, signing two MOUs on Space Cooperation, and expanded the bilateral air transport agreement to mention just a few advancements.

    His Excellency has also taken the initiative to travel across Canada from British Columbia to Newfoundland & Labrador to learn more about Canada and its people.