Mr. Mirza Al Sayegh
Board Member, Director - Office of H.H Sheikh Hamden bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Mirza Al Sayegh was born in Dubai and attended private tuition at his father’s school. In 1957 he attended the first UAE Government School in Dubai for his primary education. After completing his secondary education at Dubai Secondary School, Mr. Al Sayegh enrolled in the University of Jordan and graduated with a BA in Business Administration in 1971. Later that year, Mr. Al Sayegh joined a diplomatic course in preparation to become a candidate for the UAE overseas diplomatic corps. He was then appointed as Third Secretary and Head of Information and Translation Section in the Political Department within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abu Dhabi.
In 1973, Mr. Al Sayegh was elected as Third Secretary, and subsequently First Secretary, at the UAE Embassy in New Delhi, India. In 1974 he became Head of the UAE Consular Mission in Bombay, India. During his stay in India, Mr. Al Sayegh enrolled at the University of Delhi to study a master’s degree in Political Science. In 1976, he was appointed as Counsellor and Minister Plenipotentiary (Charge d’affairs) at the UAE Embassy, London. In 1979 he represented the UAE on the Political Committee of the United National General Assembly.
In 1980, Mr. Al Sayegh spent two years studying for a second master’s degree in International Relations from the University of Southern California.
In 1983, Mr. Al Sayegh took charge of the investment affairs of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, in the Government of Dubai. Over the course of his career, he has been appointed to the boards of numerous companies in the capacity of Chairman or Deputy Chairman, both in the UAE and overseas. These companies under his charge cover a wide spectrum of commercial and charitable organizations.