UOWD Advisory Council
HE Ms Heidi Venamore PSM
Australian Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates
HE Ms Heidi Venamore is a Senior Career Officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and was previously the Assistant Secretary of the Counter Terrorism Branch. She had also served overseas as Ambassador of the Australian Embassy, Amman, the Head of Political/Trade Branch, Australian High Commission, London and as a Deputy Ambassador for the Australian Embassy, Baghdad In Canberra She has served as Director, Sea Law Section, Legal Branch and Director, Iraq Task Force.
Mr Mahmood Al Bastaki
Chief Operating Officer and Board Director, DT World
Mr Mahmood Al Bastaki is Chief Operating Officer and Board Director of DT World, an entity that is aiming to digitize the cargo flow information across global supply chains. An expert in e-governance solutions, he served as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Dubai Trade before taking up his current position.
Mr Shayne Nelson
Chief Executive Officer (Group CEO) of Emirates NBD
Mr Shayne Nelson is the Chief Executive Officer (Group CEO) of Emirates NBD. He has an extensive banking career with experience in various roles. Prior to joining Emirates NBD, he served in Singapore as the Chief Executive Officer of Standard Chartered Private Bank. He was also the Chairman of Standard Chartered Saadiq Islamic Advisory Board and a Board member of Standard Chartered Bank (China) Ltd.
Mr Greg Worthington
Chief Operating Officer of Arabian Radio Network
Mr Greg Worthington is the Chief Operating Officer of the Arabian Radio Network. He has extensive media experience with over 25 years sales, marketing and management in radio, television and press. Mr Greg has worked extensively in media in all major Australian capital cities in key executive roles and since 1998 has worked with media companies and their radio networks in over 20 countries.
Mr Adam Malouf FAICD, FAIM
Chief Asset Sourcing Officer of the Knowledge Fund, Government of Dubai
Mr Adam Malouf is the Chief Asset Sourcing Officer for the Knowledge Fund, the Dubai Government's sovereign wealth fund that generates sustainable returns across a number of sector investments, where he is responsible for sourcing, executing and managing all investments.
Mr Vinay Changarangath
Senior Marketing Manager of Rivoli Group
Mr Vinay Changarangath is the Senior Marketing Manager of the Rivoli Group. He is an analytical marketer with a passion for technology, with over 10 years of cumulative experience of handling luxury brands, international fitness chains, sporting goods, lifestyle/fashion apparel brands, digital start-up concept in the region.
Prof Mohamed-Vall M. Salem ZEIN
President of the University of Wollongong in Dubai
Prof Mohamed-Vall M. Salem ZEIN was appointed President of the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) in January 2015, a role that sees him focused on driving initiatives to strengthen the position of UOWD as a leading academic institution in the UAE and the wider region. Prof Salem joined UOWD in 2004 and has since worked alongside the 320 employee-strong staff body in a number of leadership roles, including Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences and a ten-month period as Acting President of the University.
Mr Robert Ryan
Chief Executive of IMB Ltd
Mr Robert Ryan is currently the Chief Executive of IMB Ltd, one of Australia’s largest mutual banks. Prior to his appointment as CEO, he held the positions of Deputy Chief Executive, Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary of IMB.
Ms Marisa Mastroianni
Group Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of UOW Global Enterprises
Ms Marisa Mastroianni is the Group Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of UOW Global Enterprises. Ms Marisa is an experienced CEO and non-executive Director. Previously, Ms Marisa has held senior financial and executive roles in the maritime, health, retirement and aged care sectors.