Chief Executive Officer

Embarking on an extraordinary journey deeply entwined with the visionary aspirations of the United Arab Emirates is His Excellency Fahed Alshaikh, the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the Autism Trust Foundation (ATF). His narrative seamlessly aligns with the ambitious goals set forth by the country's esteemed leader, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

In 2011, a pivotal year, Fahed initiated the ATF's global mission, marking the genesis of a captivating odyssey in administration, resilience, and strategic vision. Navigating uncharted waters, he steered ATF to establish a robust foundation at home before venturing onto the global stage.

Fahed's journey unfolded against the backdrop of the UAE's relentless pursuit of progress, driven by the principles of inclusivity, tolerance, and humanitarian values. Inspired by the nation's commitment to these ideals, Fahed embraced the role of Deputy Chairman of the Autism Trust Foundation, contributing significantly to the UAE's fervor for fostering an inclusive society.

His role in ATF goes beyond a title; it's a manifestation of the UAE's commitment to making a positive impact globally. Since ATF's inception in 2011, under Fahed's dynamic leadership, the foundation has expanded its footprint globally, reaching eight different countries and promising more. His strategic thinking and innovative risk management approach became evident during the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, as ATF not only weathered the storm but emerged stronger, utilizing virtual initiatives and creative fundraising approaches.

Fahed's experiences extend beyond ATF, with roles as an Executive Board Member for the Global Organization for Security and Intelligence IOSI, where he actively contributes to the UAE's narrative of fostering international collaboration in security and intelligence. His involvement in public safety programs in Latin America further underscores the UAE's dedication to global humanitarian endeavors.

Collaborating with the Association Internationale Francophone as a cultural ambassador, Fahed enhances the UAE's commitment to cultural diplomacy and global cooperation. His journey also includes impactful roles in the non-profit sector, specifically as Deputy Chairman of ATF, leveraging his multifaceted experience in global security, intelligence, and public safety to bring a unique blend of strategic acumen and humanitarian vision to ATF's mission.

Before his influential roles in the non-profit sector, Fahed showcased exemplary leadership as the CEO of Al Shaikh Group, contributing to the UAE's narrative of economic diversification and entrepreneurship.

Today, Fahed Bin Alshaikh's story stands as a testament to his individual journey and as a reflection of the UAE's values and vision. In a nation that champions innovation, diversity, and global collaboration, his narrative echoes the collective aspirations of a country committed to shaping an extraordinary and inclusive future for all. The journey continues—a captivating tale rooted in the vibrant spirit of the UAE and guided by the visionary leadership of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.