Jamal Bin Thaniah

Vice Chairman, Emaar Group, Group CEO, Dubai World & Co-Founder & Vice Chairman, DP World

Mr. Jamal Bin Thaniah, a 58 years Emirati citizen, holds a bachelor degree in Public management.

Mr. Ben Thaniah joined Port Rashid in October 1981 and have progressed through the management up until May 1991 when Dubai government merged port Rashid with Jebel Ali port under Dubai Ports Authority (DPA) and he has been appointed as Assistant Managing Director.

In the year 1999, one of the first initiatives of Mr Thaniah along with DPA chairman in the international port operation market encompassing, Beirut, Djibouti and Jeddah led to the creation of Dubai Ports International (DPI).

In 2001 he has been appointed as a Managing Director to master plan the development of Jebel Ali as one of the biggest terminal in the world increasing its capacity from 20 million TEUs at that time to 50 million TEUs.

In 2004, Bin Thaniah played a major role in the acquisition of Sealand world terminals to give DPI a real international footprint.

Jamal Majid Bin Thaniah is the Co‐ Founder of DP World, the 4th largest port operator in the world with a capacity of 100 Million TEUs as in the year 2006, DPI conclude the acquisition of P&O Ports to become the 3rd largest port operator in the world and DPW was created to become a real international port operator company worth USD 22 billion.

In 2006 Bin Thaniah has been appointed a Vice Chairman and GCEO of Ports & Freezone world, which include DP World, Freezone world and P&O Ferries until his retirement in January 2017.

In 2008, following the global crisis Bin Thaniah led the restructuring of Dubai World, a conglomerate in the real estate (Nakheel), private equity (Istithmar) and Dry dock world.

Since 2012, Mr. Ben Thaniah sits as an independent member on the board of Directors of Emaar Dubai, and having previously served as a board member in different entities.

In Sep 2017, Mr. Ben Thaniah has been elected as a non‐executive board member of Emaar the Economic City.