Previously he worked as the Director General of The Executive Office of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai. Before that he was the Head of Industrial Investments in Dubai Islamic Bank and Manager of Strategy at EPPCO

He led the development of Dubai Strategy 2015 and established Dubai School of Government, a public policy institute created in collaboration with Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and Mohammed bin Rashid Leadership Development Program.

He established and currently is the Chairman of AlJal Capital, a Private Equity firm that focuses on start-ups. He also advised multi-national companies such as UPS, Huawei, and Stripe on market entry strategies for the Middle East

Dr Alyousuf is also a former Board member of Damac and The Industrial Group, a regional private manufacturing conglomerate. He is also a member of the Investment Committee of Spartech, a UAE based private equity firm that focuses on Tech investments.

In 2010 Nabil was chosen as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. In 2016 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate degree in Business Administration from The University of Strathclyde in recognition of his efforts to develop leaders.

He has a Master of Business Administration degree from The University of Strathclyde, a Master of Science in Operations Research from Georgia Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from The University of Arizona.