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Executive Director of Masdar City, Sustainable Real Estate


Yousef Ahmed Baselaib is Executive Director of Masdar’s Sustainable Real Estate division and its flagship project Masdar City, a ‘greenprint’ for the sustainable development of our future cities.

He is responsible for driving the overall growth and direction of Masdar City’s initiatives, strategic partnerships, the development of research and innovation clusters within the City, and developing future opportunities in sustainable urban development in the MENA region and beyond.

Previously, Mr. Baselaib served as Senior Advisor to the CEO of Masdar, with responsibility for ensuring the company’s strategic alignment with Masdar’s mandate to support the diversification of the economy of Abu Dhabi and the UAE.

Prior to that role, he was seconded from Masdar to the UAE-Egypt Task Force (ETF), where he worked directly with the UAE Minister of State H.E. Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber to execute numerous developments and infrastructure projects designed to support Egypt’s social and economic stability.

With around two decades of operational experience, Mr. Baselaib has also specialised in supply chain management for both the construction and oil & gas sectors. Prior to joining Masdar in 2008, Yousef served as a senior manager for Dubai Properties, and as Head of Registration at Abu Dhabi Gas Industries Ltd, or GASCO. Mr. Baselaib graduated from the Higher Colleges of Technology in Dubai with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.

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