Dr. Sabri Al Azazi is the Assistant Governor – Support Services and Operations at the Central Bank of the UAE. Dr. Al Azazi has extensive experience for more than 25 years in the fields of Information Technology, Information Security and support services through his work in several government and private institutions in the U.A.E.
Prior to joining the Central Bank, Dr. Al Azazi was the Executive Director of Information at Al Hilal Bank, the Executive Director of Central Operations Sector, and the Assistant Undersecretary at the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship. He was also the Senior Advisor for Information Technology at the General Management Office of Abu Dhabi Municipality, the Executive Director of Information Security in Dubai Holding and the Chief Operating Officer of Datafort,. In addition, he held several executive positions in different sectors including security, defense, telecommunications, government services and the banking sector.
Dr. Al Azazi remains active in the academic field. He is a visiting professor of information security at the American University of Sharjah and at the University of Wollongong in Dubai. In addition, he is a visiting researcher at the Cranfield University in the United Kingdom in the field of quantum cryptography and information security. He is also a member of the advisory board of the University of Wollongong for the computer science department.
Dr. Sabri Al Azazi holds a PhD in Information Security- Applied Sciences from Cranfield University in the United Kingdom, an Executive MBA from the American University of Sharjah and a BSc in Computer Engineering from Washington State University.
Dr. Al Azazi is the first UAE National to receive a CISSP degree in the Country (2001). He graduated from the Oxford Academy of Executive Directors to be the first Head of Information Technology in the United Arab Emirates (2007)
Dr. Sabri Al Azazi has participated in many of the supreme leadership committees and task groups. He has assumed many positions, such as:
Board Member of Gulf Payment Company (GPC)
Board Member and Member of the Executive Committee of the Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB)
Member of the Supreme Council of the Federal Public Finance Policies
Member of the Board of Trustees of the ICT Fund in the United Arab Emirates
Dr. Sabri Al Azazi has been a member of many task groups that have played a prominent role in raising the level of institutional performance, such as
• Chairman of the Crisis & Emergency Committee at the Central Bank.
• Financial Stability Policy Committee at the Central Bank.
• Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee at the Central Bank.