Malek Al Malek serves as the Group CEO of TECOM Group. Malek has led the transformation of TECOM Group’s communities into destinations for innovation, attracting some of the world’s most advanced businesses and entrepreneurs. Amongst these communities are Dubai Media City, Dubai Internet City, Dubai Science Park and Dubai Knowledge Park which have helped elevate Dubai’s leadership position in creating unique ecosystems founded by innovative professionals, established businesses and industry leading infrastructure. Today, TECOM Group operates 11 thriving business ecosystems that host over 5,600 companies, and a workforce of more than 90,000 people across the rapidly expanding media, education, technology and science sectors.
Malek has evolved TECOM Group’s role in driving economic development in line with the national agenda of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Through his endeavours, he has promoted entrepreneurism, built an intellectual framework, and helped create a unique business environment that attracts investment from Fortune 500 firms who are contributing to shaping Dubai into one of the innovative cities of the world.
Additionally, Malek pioneered the launch of in5, an integrated innovation platform that has created, within Dubai, a distinctive and well-rounded ecosystem for entrepreneurs and start-ups to be incubated and nurtured through the development of their business ventures, as well as providing them with mentorship, training, business support and access to investors.
Malek is an active participant in the development of the UAE’s education sector through his role on the Board of Trustees at the Higher Colleges of Technology, and as Chairman of the Centre of Excellence for Research &Training (CERT) Foundation. Malek’s additional responsibilities include serving as a member of the Board of Directors at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Library and SmartCity. Previously, he was a member of Dubai Freezone Council, as well as a board member of Energy Management Services International, Smart City Kochi (India), and Smart City Malta.
Malek joined TECOM Group in 2002 and last served as the Managing Director of Dubai Internet City and Dubai Outsource Zone. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from the UAE Higher Colleges of Technology.