Under the Patronage of

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

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


Khalid Sharaf

Director of International Business Engagement
Expo 2020 Dubai

Khalid Sharaf is Director of International Business Engagement at Expo 2020 Dubai, and has been part of
the journey to Expo 2020 Dubai since September 2014. Khalid is responsible for Expo 2020 Dubai’s overall
business engagement strategy and communicating Expo’s business proposition via the development of
programmes and platforms to support participating countries at Expo 2020; this includes a Business
Concierge service, executing partnerships with investment funds & Venture Capitals amongst others.
Previously, Khalid was responsible for developing outreach programmes and collaborative platforms for
local, regional and international businesses, including SMEs. These programmes and platforms helped not
only facilitate businesses’ integration into the Expo 2020 supply chain but also drive global business
connectivity and long-term growth, as part of Expo 2020’s legacy plans.
Prior to Expo, Khalid had a successful stint at Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) from 2011 to 2014.
He has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering technology from Wentworth Institute of Technology
in Boston (2011) and a higher diploma in mechatronics engineering from Higher Colleges of Technology in
Dubai (2008).

Sessions of the speaker



11:50 - 12:05

EXPO 2020 - Online Market Place initiative

Khalid Sharaf
Director of International Business Engagement
Expo 2020 Dubai