He is currently Chairman of Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company PJSC (du); Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Holding; Director General of Dubai Technology and Media Free Zone Authority, and a member of the Board of Trustees for Dubai School of Government (DSG).
Bin Byat previously held the roles of Secretary-General of the Dubai Executive Council; President of the Dubai Government Excellence Programme; Executive Chairman of TECOM Investments; Chairman of the Dubai Education Council; Chairman of Dubai Real Estate Corporation; Chairman of the Dubai Urban Planning Committee; member of the Board of Trustees for Zayed University; Chairman of the Founding Committee at Aswaaq; Chairman of the Board of Directors at The Consulting Office, and a member of the Board of Thuraya Telecommunications Company.
Additionally, he is a former member of the Supreme Committee for Telecom in the UAE and the Dubai Supreme Fiscal Committee.
In collaboration with the [Dubai Holding Executive Committee], Bin Byat provides strategic leadership to [Dubai Holding] and its entities, to maintain the company’s growth and ensure the achievement of business objectives.
Bin Byat’s responsibilities as a Member of the Board of Trustees include monitoring the overall functioning and operations of the DSG, to ensure it continues to be the leading public policy research and teaching institution in the region.
Bin Byat has held the position of Founding Chairman of du;, the UAE’s second integrated telecom services provider, since the company’s inception in 2006, leading to its commercial launch in 2007. In his role with the telecom, he oversees the Board of Directors, steering strategic decision-making and liaising with government authorities.
As Director General at Dubai Creative Clusters Authority (DCCA), Bin Byat oversees the establishment and registration of companies in the TECOM Business Parks, which includes Dubai Internet City, Dubai Outsource Zone, Dubai Media City, Dubai Studio City, International Media Production Zone, Dubai Health Care City, Dubai Knowledge Village, Dubai International Academic City, Environment and Energy Park (Enpark), DuBiotech, Dubai Industrial City.
As Chairman of the Board of Directors at The Consulting Office, Bin Byat oversaw the Board’s decisions to the benefit of the UAE’s public sector. The Consulting Office is an initiative of the Dubai Government to provide top-tier advisory services to public sector organizations in Dubai, other Emirates and the MENA region.
In his role as Executive Chairman of TECOM Investments, Bin Byat oversaw the development of the region’s leading creator of knowledge-based industry clusters. To date, this encompasses 11 business parks spanning sectors such as ICT, media, education, biotechnology, healthcare, industrial and energy. TECOM’s business ventures also include international investments and joint ventures.
In his capacity as a Board Member, Bin Byat was tasked with ensuring that the university’s mandate is being fulfilled by offering educational programmes of the highest quality.
Bin Byat served as the Chairman on the Founding Committee at Aswaaq, the UAE-wide supermarket chain that claims to be a “responsible local retailer working towards a better neighbourhood.”
In this position, Bin Byat closely directed the consolidation of governmental real estate assets under a single umbrella. He also oversaw the creation of the Dubai Real Estate Corporation (DREC), which was tasked to own and manage all properties registered under the name of the Dubai Government. Additionally, he was responsible for ensuring that commercial and industrial lands and properties were adequately funded and efficiently utilized.
As a member of the Supreme Fiscal Committee, Bin Byat was tasked with overseeing the development of sound fiscal practices, guidelines and set up for the public sector.
Bin Byat played a leading role in formulating the emirate’s strategic plan, including the creation and implementation of the Dubai Strategic Plan 2015.
During his time as the President of Dubai Government Excellence Programme, Bin Byat participated in practices to improve the performance of the government sector in Dubai, on a par with international standards and practices.
As part of the Dubai Urban Planning Committee, Bin Byat oversaw the development of Dubai’s future urban development.
In this position, Bin Byat participated in the drafting of the UAE’s telecommunications regulations and the creation of the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority. Additionally, he was involved in the introduction of competition into the market.
As Chairman of the Dubai Education Council, Bin Byat oversaw the development of multitier educational strategy, focused on enhancing the education sector in Dubai for the medium and long term.
As a founding Board member with Thuraya Telecommunications Company, Bin Byat supervised the creation, strategy development and business model of the company as the first handheld mobile satellite company in the MENA region, based in the UAE. He oversaw the planning and launch of the first medium orbit satellite, Thuraya 1, into space, then witnessed the first handheld-to-handheld voice call via the satellite.
During his time with Etisalat, Bin Byat saw the creation of the telco as a regional telecommunication giant. He participated in some of the company’s – and UAE’s – major milestones, such as the conversion of the telecommunication network in the UAE from analogue to digital, and the launch of Internet, mobile services and e-commerce in the UAE.