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Rima Al Mokarrab

Rima Al Mokarrab chairs the Board of Tamkeen LLC

Rima Al Mokarrab is Executive Director of Strategic Affairs at the Executive Affairs Authority, a government agency mandated to provide strategic policy advice to His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of UAE. She also chairs the Board of Tamkeen LLC, a company that delivers projects enriching Abu Dhabi’s social, cultural, and educational landscape. Al Mokarrab co-founded and currently co-chairs Ideas Abu Dhabi in partnership with the Aspen Institute. She also sits on the Board of Trustees of New York University, is a Board member of the Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies and Research, and previously served on the Board of the UAE Space Agency.

John Tate

John Tate is the Chief Executive of Tamkeen LLC

John Tate is Chief Executive of Tamkeen LLC, a company delivering projects enriching the UAE’s social, cultural and educational sectors.  He is a board director of independent merchant bank Time Partners, and was Chairman of BBC Studios 2010-14 — also serving as the Corporation's Group Director of Policy & Strategy 2007-14.  Prior to the BBC John was a management consultant with McKinsey & Company and subsequently PA Consulting Group.  He is a Founding Ambassador of an education charity he helped establish, Teach First.  John has authored numerous published reports on education and business regulation and took an MPhil from Oxford University.