As Chief Sustainability Officer at Majid Al Futtaim, Ibrahim oversees the group-wide
Sustainability strategy of the company and is in charge of raising Majid Al Futtaim’s
Sustainability Profile in the Middle East and globally. One of Ibrahim’s top priorities is to
develop and drive ‘Net positive’ sustainability strategy across the company’s different
business units.
Selected as one of the Top 100 Thought Leaders in Europe and the Middle East by
Center for Sustainability and Excellence in the US, he has taken sustainability to another
level in the Middle East and internationally through awareness campaigns for
environmental issues, climate change and education programmes, as well as private
sector engagement.
Author of How to ‘Net’ Positive, Ibrahim outlines how Majid Al Futtaim embarked on its
Net Positive journey and also provides a conceptual and practical blueprint to help
companies start their Net Positive journey. Ibrahim is the West Asia Coordinator of the
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) UNESCO Youth Xchange Project.
Responsibilities: Ibrahim brings expertise to several government and international
bodies, including the United Nations, the World Economic Forum and the UAE
government. He is the Vice Chair of the UN Global Compact UAE network and the UAE
Council of Climate Change and Environment launched by HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin
Rashid Al Maktoum. He is a member of World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Future
Council on Net-Zero Transition and UAE’s Circular Economy Council. He is a member of
the Private Sector Advisory Council for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and is the
chairperson of the Global Council for SDG 13. In addition, he is a Senior Associate at
University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership and a Fellow at the UKbased Posterity Institute. He also served as the Senior Advisor –Sustainability for the
Dubai Land Department, Government of Dubai.
Board Positions: Ibrahim is currently the Chairman of the Corporate Advisory Board of
the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC), a Board member of the Emirates Green
Building Council, and UAE private sector representative in the Global Alliance for
Buildings and Construction – a COP21 initiative.