In Conversation with H.E. Dr Ahmad bin Abdulla Belhoul

11 December 2017, Dubai

The School marks the closing of its 10th anniversary in Dubai with a very special evening.

We are delighted to celebrate our continued presence in Dubai and growing commitment to the region with His Excellency Dr Ahmad bin Abdullah Humaid Belhoul Al Falasi.

The Minister of State responsible for the development of higher education and advanced skills in the UAE, H.E. Dr Ahmad Belhoul is also Chairman of the UAE Space Agency and was previously CEO of Masdar, the renewable energy company that aims to turn Abu Dhabi into the Silicon Valley of clean technology.

In conversation with Andrew Scott, Professor of Economics at London Business School, H.E. Belhoul will share his insights on the UAE’s journey towards a diversified sustainable economy, and his role in ensuring the region develops a pool of talent that can tackle tomorrow’s challenges.

Also in attendance will be London Business School’s Dean, François Ortalo-Magné.

Event details

Monday 11 December 2017
The Address Boulevard, Dubai

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His Excellency Dr Ahmad bin Abdullah Humaid Belhoul Al Falasi

His Excellency Dr Ahmad bin Abdullah Humaid Belhoul Al Falasi was appointed as Minister of State for Higher Education in February 2016, to supervise the development of higher education and scientific research in the UAE. In October 2017, His Excellency’s portfolio was expanded to include Advanced Skills to equip the UAE youth with the necessary skills for the future.



Andrew Scott is Professor of Economics and former Deputy Dean at London Business School. He is also a Fellow of All Souls, Oxford University and Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research. He previously held lecturing positions at Harvard University, London School of Economics and Oxford University.

Welcome address


François Ortalo-Magné, Dean of London Business School, joins from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Business School where he was Dean from 2011-2017. During his tenure there, he advanced a bold strategy to increase the impact of faculty research, enhance student learning, and transform business education.