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H.E Younis Haji Al Khouri



  • Has served the government for over 20 years in the public services field
  • Works as Undersecretary, Ministry of Finance, UAE since 2007 until present
  • Has a distinctive capability in performance and contribution in the membership of many entities boards
  • has extensive experience and multiple skills in the field of information technology, finance and project management


  • Holds Bachelor degree in Computer Engineering from University of Boston-USA
  • Holds Master degree in Engineering Management from Northeastern University - USA
  • Has concluded an Executive Management program from Harvard Business School  
Main Achievements
  • Contributed in implementing an advanced system of financial management in Abu Dhabi government authorities and transfer manual transactions systems to completely automated systems which include procurement, inventory requests and vendor payments
  • Supervised the first online transaction among the government, staff, sellers, vendors and contractors in the federal government
  • Worked in executing projects relevant to financial information management in federal government
  • Supervised executing financial procedures and policies in federal government.
  • Contributed in preparing programs and strategic goals of Ministry of Finance 2008-2010 / 2012-2013 / 2014-2016
Oversee the Operations of Ministry of Finance

  • Coordinates UAE financial policies by local and federal coordination
  • Member in the team of studying suggestions of direct and indirect taxes
  • Supervises government financial operations through the implementation of the Consolidated Financial Procedures Manual
  • Directs some of the UAE government investments established by Sovereign Wealth Fund and evaluating its performance
  • Follows up UAE's status in the financial and economic meetings on GCC ministerial level.
  • Supervises the Ministry's dossier of participation in The Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award.

Oversee Government Initiatives and Projects

  • Supervises the Credit Law and chairing the committee of Al Etihad Credit Bureau
  • Chairs the committee of integrating Real Estate Bank and Emirates Industrial Bank to form Emirates Development Bank
  • Supervises drawing the draft law of Emirates Development Bank
  • Participates in formulation and restructure of UAE Bankruptcy Law
  • Submits the suggestion of Federal Law for Health Insurance
  • Contributes in reformulating the establishment law of the General Pension and Social Security Authority
  • Contributes in formulating financial services law
  • Contributes in suggesting revising the deposits insurance
  • Contributes in investment insurance and export credit
  • Supervises the law of establishing Tax Administration and Public Debt Office
  • Supervises the studies of registering movable assets  record
Board Membership

  • Abu Dhabi Investment Council - 2007 (till present)
  • General Pension and Social Security Authority - 2007 (till present)
  • UAE Central Bank - 2008 (till present)
  • Al Etihad Credit Bureau- Deputy Chairman - 2012 (till present)
  • Arab Monetary Fund - 2013 (till present)
  • Al Hilal Bank - Establishing board (2007-2011)
  • Emirates Oil (2009-2012)
  • National Transport Authority (2003-2008)
  • Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company - du (2009-2013)


  • Governors Annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group 2007-2014
  • Meetings of the Arab Development Organizations and council of the Arab Finance Ministers 2007-2012
May 17, 2017