His Excellency Abdulla Al Basti has been Secretary General of The Executive Council of Dubai since October 2017.

In his role, his Excellency oversees the creation and implementation of The Executive Council’s vision and strategic decisions for the emirate across a variety of sectors. This includes the management of strategic programmes and overseeing the development of public policies designed to achieve excellence in Government performance. These programmes aim to enhance Dubai’s quality of life, positioning and competitiveness. His Excellency has responsibility for the development and implementation of Dubai’s Plan 2021 and its alignment with UAE Vision 2021.

In addition to his role as Secretary General of The Executive Council of Dubai, his Excellency heads the Dubai Government Excellence Program (DGEP). He holds a number of board positions, including on the Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority; Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives; and the Higher Committee for the Protection of the Rights of People of Determination.

His Excellency is also a member of the Board of Trustees at Dubai Future Foundation.