Ahmad AlAnsari, new Chairman of Smartworld
Smartworld has appointed Ahmad AlAnsari as the new Chairman of Smartworld, an ICT information communication technology joint venture between Dubai World Central DWC and Etisalat that delivers fully integrated and comprehensive managed services across the Middle East. AlAnsari also serves as Deputy Chief Audit Executive of Dubai Aviation City Corporation DACC.
AlAnsari’s strong financial experience and solid track record in the aviation industry will be crucial as Smartworld moves forward with its multi-sector, regional expansion plans, particularly in key growth sectors such as aviation. Smartworld has been awarded contracts to provide a wide range of ICT services to leading industry players and key projects in the UAE. The company has recently won the Special Air Systems SAS contract for the expansion of Dubai International Airport Terminal 2, while Smartworld also provides IT support to various Etisalat customers in Abu Dhabi.
Ahmad AlAnsari said: “It is a privilege to be given the opportunity to lead Smartworld towards a new era of growth and success in the region. We will continue to build on the company’s core strengths and expand Smartworld’s comprehensive portfolio of fully integrated IT products and services. Building on our extensive network of strategic partners and clients in the government and private sectors, we will identify new avenues to grow and expand our business, reinforce our presence in the regional market and position Smartworld to take advantage of the growing demand for technology-based business solutions in the Middle East.
Established in 2008 and headquartered in Dubai World Central, Smartworld caters to clients in the Middle East with its range of systems integration, IT infrastructure, data centers and managed IT services. The next-generation ICT services provider also owns and operates the telecommunications network in DWC.
Dubai World Central is recognized as the world’s first purpose-built ‘aerotropolis’, fulfilling Dubai Government’s goal of positioning transport and logistics as major agents of economic diversification and development. Its components include Al Maktoum International Airport, and dedicated districts for logistics and aviation.