Zaky Abbas Al Affifi
Zaky is the Senior Consultant of Government Affairs in the Middle East Region and focuses on targeted business development, government affairs and public relations and serves as a key member of the regional executive team that sets the company’s Middle East strategy.
Zaky has over 10 years experience in building and sustaining good relationships among clients and strong connections with governmental bodies. He was Government Affairs Manager at The Sultan center group of companies. He started his career as Public Relations Officer at a food service company in Dubai from 2005. He later progressed to Public Relations Manager at ETA Group of Companies.
He’s well versed in new company set-up procedures and legal requirements, all types of license and renewals (trading licenses – tourism licenses – professional licenses, visa processing, and other documentation requirements.
Zaky has gained extensive skills in processing, communicating new laws issued by UAE Government to the management, representing the company and handling all legal affairs as well as coordinate with the lawyer’s office, police, prosecution and the UAE courts, preparing policy and procedures, and liaising with various governmental entries which include UAE Labor Office and Immigration Department, Economic Department, Lands department (RERA/EJARY), Tourist Department, municipality Department, Civil Defense, Customs, DEWA, RTA, MOH, Embassies, Consulates, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, among others.
He maintains strong connections to senior-level business executives, government officials and association officers and in depth knowledge of Middle East customs, society and culture.
- Bachelor of Commerce from Cairo University, Egypt