Under the Patronage of

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai


H.E Mohammed Bin Obaid Al Mazrooei

President and Chairman
Arab Authority for Agricultural Investment and Development (AAAID)

His Excellency Mr. Mohammed Bin Obaid Al Mazrooei has been the appointed President and
Chairman of the Board of Directors of AAAID since April 2013. H.E holds a Bachelor of Science
in Business Administration from Boston University in the United States of America. His
extensive career path spans over more than 30 years in the field of International Economic
Relations in many high level positions. Before assuming leadership of AAAID, H.E Al Mazrooei
was the Assistant Secretary General for the Economic Affairs in GCC and Assistant Secretary
General of the Projects Sector of the Gulf Organization for Industrial Consulting (GOIC) and
the Chairman of the GCC Department in the Ministry of Finance. During his previous tenures,
he acquired rich international and regional expertise in key economic segments with
specialization in loans, development projects and infrastructure.

H.E was the Director of Investment for the Ministry of Finance in the United Arab Emirates as
well as an active member of a number of key committees, including the Investment Committee
for Gulf Corporation Countries (ICGCC), The Investment Committee for Arab Bank and the
Investment Committee for the Arab Re-Insurance Group. H.E Al Mazrooei is recognized as a
pioneer economic expert and thought leader and has been awarded much recognition over
the span of his career for his achievements in the field of economic investment.

Sessions of the speaker



10:00 - 11:00

The Agriculture industry has been going through a phase of innovation. The legacy agriculture model is facing pressure in meeting the demands for the future: demographics, scarcity of natural resources, climate change, and food waste all these challenges are not working in favour of the traditional methods. To address these challenges, government, investors and innovative agriculture technologies need to combine their efforts to meet future needs.

10:00 - 10:05


Matthieu de Clercq
Partner of Oliver Wyman FZ LLC
Oliver Wyman FZ LLC

10:15 - 10:25

Keynote Address 2

Abdulaziz AlMulla
CEO and Co-Founder of Madar Farms
Madar Farms

10:05 - 10:15

Keynote Address 1

H.E Mohammed Bin Obaid Al Mazrooei
President and Chairman
Arab Authority for Agricultural Investment and Development (AAAID)

10:25 - 10:55

Panel Discussion

Seta Tutundjian,
Director of Programs
International Center for Biosaline Agriculture
Eltighani Elamin
Agricultural Economics and Policy Research Center (Sudan)