Ahmed Al Badi ’81
Ahmed Al Badi is Chairman of Belbadi Enterprises, a UAE-based institution focused on the needs of the UAE and GCC markets. The company has played a significant role in the development of the local and regional economy by identifying and responding to emerging needs and requirements. It currently includes areas of oilfield services, power generation, information technology, engineering, land development, construction, manufacturing, automobile distribution, financial and investment services, education and health.
Mr. Al Badi has served his country, his region, and the international community with distinction in many ways over the years. He is currently on the Boards of the Abu Dhabi Council for Economic Development (ADCED) - an economic policy advisory council established by law in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, Gulf Capital, ARAMEX, Union National Bank, Emirates Insurance Company, WorldCare International and is a founder-member of Abu Dhabi International Private School. Mr. Al Badi also serves on the Board of Trustees of Emirates Foundation, a philanthropic organization set up by the Government of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. He was president of the Forty-Fifth World Health Assembly and has served as the UAE’s Minister of Health, Minister of Oil and Natural Resources and Chairman of the Executive Board of the Arab Ministers of Health. He also established and chaired the UAE’s Federal Environmental Agency and assisted in the establishment of the Treasury Department at the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority in 1983, which he then headed for seven years. At the regional level, he has served on the Board of the Arab Investment Company and was on the Advisory Board of the Eastern Mediterranean Regional Organization of the World Health Organization.
Mr. Al Badi received his B.A. in International Relations from Lewis & Clark College in 1981. In 1996, he received the Outstanding Young Alumni award from the Lewis & Clark Alumni Association.