A Moment With
A Moment With Faisal Yousif
By Carolyn Lee
Faisal reads to his sons from one of their favourite books.
r Faisal Yousif Al Suwaidi
holds the distinguished
position of Acting Treasury
Manager at the Abu Dhabi
Fund for Development (ADFD). His
journey to accomplishing this goal
started in 1994, when he assumed the
role of Fax and Telex Operator. He
described this job as one that detached
him from his colleagues and one that
he believed he would be doing for the
rest of his life.
All this this changed when he decided
to further his studies. Since then, he
has steadily progressed, working in
different roles within the ADFD. In
2009, he was appointed to the position
of Treasurer where he managed the
Money Market Portfolio. By 2012,
he was promoted to the position
of Board Director of a subsidiary in
Bangladesh (United Arab EmiratesBangladesh Investment Company)
funding Small-Medium Enterprise
sectors of Bangladesh. Two years later,
he was appointed as Chairman of the
same company. Faisal received yet
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another promotion in February 2015,
a few months prior to concluding his
MBA. He was appointed as Acting
Treasury Manager managing with the
team, the access cash of the FUND.
Later that year, he was appointed as
a Board Member of ARTES a Tunisian
Faisal credits his continuous studies
for the successes that he has enjoyed
in his career. He has new goals, which
include becoming a government
minister or governor of The Central
Bank of the United Arab Emirates.
Below Faisal shares his thoughts with
us on the Year of Reading, his culture
and dreams for his country.
HH Sheikh Mohammed bin
Rashid Al Maktoum has
declared 2016 as 'The Year of
Reading'. What are two crucial
benefits of this agenda for
After The Bell
“Reading opens minds, magnifies
hunger for knowledge and instils the
values of openness and moderation
that define great civilisations”.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, UAE
Vice President and Ruler of Dubai
IQRAA “READ” was the first word of
the Qur’an revealed to the Prophet
command or tasks were given to him.
Thus, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin
Rashid Al Maktoum’s initiative is based
on several studies. It is a part of the top
leadership’s 2021 vision. As citizens,
we have to contribute to this vision
by encouraging each member of the
society to start reading at home.
Reading leads to change in many
areas of life. It is a tool for wisdom.
The benefits of this initiative are
many. It allows us to focus on finding
creative ways to promote reading
among children and adults. It has led
to an increase in reading campaigns
throughout the UAE.