TDIC appoints new chief executive

Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC) has appointed Sufian Hasan Al Marzooqi as chief executive officer, the company said in a statement.

“I am pleased to be given this opportunity to help guide TDIC during this exciting period, with distinctive projects currently underway, such as Louvre Abu Dhabi. I look forward to realising even more unique developments that will enhance TDIC’s portfolio while also raising Abu Dhabi’s reputation as a destination of choice in the UAE and beyond,” said Mr Al Marzooqi.

TDIC, established in 2006, is a master developer of major tourism, cultural and residential destinations in Abu Dhabi. These include Saadiyat Island, which is being developed by the Abu Dhabi government mainly as a cultural destination with projects such as the Zayed National Museum, Louvre Abu Dhabi and Guggenheim Abu Dhabi.

TDIC is also developing Desert Islands, a heritage-based tourism destination composed of eight islands.

Mr Al Marzooqi holds a bachelor’s degree from the American University in Washington DC in Science and Technology Management, bringing with him experience in various fields as he held several key positions in Abu Dhabi Investment Authority.

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