Message from the Host

Message from the Host

His Excellency Dr. Tariq Al Gurg

Chief Executive Officer and Vice-Chairman
Dubai Cares

H.E. Dr. Tariq Al Gurg is the CEO and Vice-Chairman of Dubai Cares, a UAE-based global philanthropic organization that launched RewirEd Summit in 2021 as its flagship platform advocating for transformed education systems as a core enabler for a sustainable future for people and planet.

Under his strategic direction and leadership, the Summit has quickly earned its place as the voice of the global education sector that unites new and unlikely allies in a collective effort to rewire education through concrete action.

Owing to his relentless efforts towards establishing Dubai Cares as a prominent global philanthropic organization, Dr. Al Gurg is highly regarded across various global boards and leadership networks within the education and development sectors as a vocal champion of early childhood development, school health and nutrition, girls education, connectivity, youth empowerment and skilling, Education in Emergencies, public-private sector partnerships as well as research.

In 2022, Dr. Al Gurg was recognized by UNICEF for his unwavering commitment to making the world a better place for children and youth. In 2019, he was named a “Change-maker” by Save the Children during the celebration of their centennial anniversary. Dr. Al Gurg was also recognized by UNESCO in 2017 as well as by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean (PAM) in 2016.

Prior to joining Dubai Cares, Dr. Al Gurg devoted 12 years to various senior management roles in consumer and corporate banking. He was also a member of the UAE’s National Anti-Money Laundering Committee.

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