Abdulla Abdul Aziz Al Shamsi is the Chief Administrative Officer at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, where he supports the hospital’s Executive Administrative team. His oversight spans both operational and strategic divisions, where he leads high-impact, multi-stakeholder programs in line with Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi’s long term vision and strategy.
His portfolio comprises, strategically; the Strategic Programs Office, Continuous Improvement, and Business Intelligence divisions, and operationally; the Office of Facilitated Access, the Contact Center and Patient Access Services divisions. Abdulla’s priority is on driving business development efforts while ensuring high efficiency and service excellence for all patients by maintaining seamless patient access and flow.
Previously, Abdulla served as the Vice President at Mubadala Development Company's Real Estate & Infrastructure unit, where he oversaw and managed the development and growth of Mubadala Development Company’s domestic and international real estate, infrastructure, and hospitality portfolio, focusing on social infrastructure projects and real estate investment opportunities that are central to Abu Dhabi’s long term development plans. In this role, he led the team responsible for the delivery and operation of Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi's Central Business district. Abdulla joined Mubadala in 2008 as a Senior Architect and was responsible primarily for project management in both the design and delivery stages of real estate and hospitality assets worldwide.
Abdulla also practiced architecture at Mohammed Sheikh Mubarak Architects in Dubai, at Over, Under Inc. in Boston and at Eva Pratts, Ricardo Flores Arquitectes in Barcelona, Spain, before moving back to Abu Dhabi in 2008 to join Mubadala Development Company.
Abdulla holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a Master of Architecture II degree from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and a degree in Managing Healthcare Delivery from Harvard Business School.