His Excellency Dr. Nasser Saif Al-Mansoori was appointed CEO of Etihad Rail in September 2012, after serving on Etihad Rail’s Board of Directors since 2009. Dr. Al-Mansoori brings with him a wealth of experience in the logistics and transportation fields, as he has led and managed several high profile government projects. Prior to being appointed CEO at Etihad Rail, Dr. Al-Mansoori was the Director General of the National Transport Authority from 2007 until August 2012, where he was responsible for implementing policies, laws and regulations to ensure efficiency and safety in maritime and land transportation in the UAE.
Dr. Al-Mansoori began his career in 1988 as a City Planner in the Abu Dhabi Public Works Department, after which he took on a teaching position at UAE University. In 1997, he moved to the Department of Planning – Abu Dhabi, as Director of the Construction Division.
Dr. Al Mansoori’s experience also stems from the time he spent as Assistant Undersecretary of Technical Affairs – Department of Planning & Economy, Abu Dhabi.
In addition to currently serving as a member on the Etihad Rail Board, Dr. Al-Mansoori also serves on the Boards of various other government and NGO organisations, and was previously the Chairman of the Infrastructure Committee – Abu Dhabi Western Region Development Council, and a Board Member of Emirates Transport. He is also the founding member of the Emirates Traffic Safety Society and the UAE Sustainable Buildings Society.
Dr. Al-Mansoori holds a Doctorate degree in Urban Planning from Portland State University – Oregon, and a Master’s in Urban Planning and Bachelor of Arts in Urban and Regional Planning from Eastern Washington University, USA. His achievements have been recognised with several academic awards, including the Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum Award for Academic Excellence.