UAE President issues decree appointing Deputy CEOs for Securities and Commodities Authority

December 22, 2009 4:56 pm

H.E. Mohammed Al Hadhari holds a Master’s degree in Business Management from the University of Lincolnshire and Humberside, London, and also has attained a bachelor’s degree in Political Sciences from the College of Management and Economy, University of UAE. Mr Al Hadhari has occupied a number of positions at SCA, including Managing Director for the Organizational and Support Services Department and Director General of Human Resources and Finance Affairs.

Mr Al Hadhari’s accomplishments are several. In the recent past, he has held several positions at the Sharjah Economic Development Department (SEDD), including head of the Department for Development and Quality Assurance – Human Resources, and of the Departments of IT and Legal Affairs. He was also the Deputy Manager of Institutions Department. In addition, Mr Al Hadhari has participated in numerous training courses and programs inside and outside of the UAE, including the Union Government’s Leadership Preparation Program (executive committee) in Britain and Canada, and Human Capital Management at Harvard, USA. He has actively participated in numerous workshops and forums and has been selected as head of numerous committees at SCA, including the committees for Quality Assurance, Operational Plans, Strategic Plans and Organizational Excellence. He has also been a member of the Higher Committee to qualify SCA for Sheikh Khalifa Government Excellence Awards Program, and the Leadership Committee.

Mr Al Hadhari has efficiently handled several assignments at SCA, some of which include supervision of the process of preparing SCA departments to qualify for the ISO certificate, preparing SCA’s strategic plan, which was selected as the best union establishment strategic plan. He also assisted in preparing regulations and arrangements for the Human Resources department which helped develop Management Affairs to the level of the Human Resources, coming up with the current organizational structure of SCA; and he also overlooked the preparation process of SCA’s e-gateway which includes 4 websites.

H.E. Mariam Al Suwaidi holds a Master’s Degree in Commercial Law from Cardiff University, Wales; and is currently pursuing a PhD in Law from the University of London. She also has a Bachelor’s Degree in Sharia and Law from the University of the UAE. In addition, she has held a number of positions at SCA, including that of Managing Director of Legal Affairs, Issuance and Research at SCA, Head of SCA Issuance and Disclosure, Head of Legal Affairs and also legal consultant.

Ms Al Suwaidi has also been employed as a lecturer at the Training and Judicial Studies Institute. She has received a number of awards including the Rashid Award for Scientific Excellence for her Master’s Degree in 2003 and her License Degree in 1991, in addition to the “Distinguished Employee from the General Management Class” Award in 2008. Ms. Al Suwaidi was a part of numerous committees at SCA; some of which include being selected head of the corporate governance committee, senior deputy of the SCA technical committee and member of Abu Dhabi Corporate Governance Center, member of the committee responsible for establishing stock companies between SCA and the Ministry of Economy, led by H.E. Minister of Economy and member of the negotiating team to establish a Free Trade Area (FTA) between the UAE and the USA. She is highly skilled in arbitration, and has demonstrated it at the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Arbitration and Conciliation Center.

In addition to all her accomplishments, she has numerous participations in international events and forums, including the International Commodities Conference organized by the Malaysian Commission and Commodities Authority, the first GCC Board of Directors Institute Workbench in Bahrain, a training course entitled “Moving to IFRs: Supervision Challenges” organized by the International Commodities Authorities Organization, Spain, “Changing Rules of the Game: Negotiation and Decision Making” Program at the Harvard Business College, USA, the Kuwait International Commercial Governance Conference and the first annual GCC Commodity Authorities Forum, Qatar.