A key figure behind the development of Gulf rail
Nasser Saif al-Mansouri
Position: Director general of the National Transport Authority of the UAE
Biography: As chairman of the UAE’s National Transport Authority, and chairman of the UAE Rail Committee, Nasser Saif al-Mansouri sits at the pinnacle of the planning process for the UAE rail system.
Established to develop a transport strategy for the entire UAE, the authority has the task of developing consensus among seven emirates with radically different logistics challenges. The priority is a regulatory code for all transport modes.
Union Railways, formally established in June this year, is the first tangible result of its efforts. Al-Mansouri’s career in government included senior positions the Abu Dhabi Department of Planning & Economy, now the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development, where he was assistant undersecretary until he joined the NTA.
Contact: (+9712) 418 2222
Company website: www.nta.gov.ae