service

ADGM Authority

ADGM is an award-winning international financial centre in the UAE

Shaping the future of the international financial landscape

ADGM Authority was established in 2021 following approval by ADGM's Board of Directors. It is mandated to facilitate the achievement of ADGM's vision to be one of the leading international financial centres on a global scale. The Authority brings together strategic and support functions to ensure the continued provision of best-in-class services that continue to enable the development of ADGM as a whole.

The Authority plays a pivotal role in driving ADGM's growth by leveraging the trends emerging across the international financial services sector and the developments associated with the post pandemic world.

VISION AND MISSION

VISION AND MISSION

VISION

  • To enable ADGM to achieve growth and solidify its position as one of the leading international financial centres

MISSION

  • To facilitate the promotion of economic and financial sector growth through a world-class innovative financial centre

The ADGM Authority comprises key strategic and support functions:


Strategy Division

Strategy Division

Creating impact through strategy and planning over all horizons to ensure ADGM continues to thrive and meet its stakeholders' needs

Business Development Division

Business Development Division

Laying the foundations for critical growth and long-term value creation for the Emirate of Abu Dhabi through building enduring relationships across a broad range of stakeholders and markets

IT Division

IT Division

Connecting ADGM through ensuring leading information technology infrastructure using state-of-the-art technology and new ideas

Human Resources Division

Human Resources Division

Attracting and retaining top talent for ADGM, ensuring it remains at the leading edge of the international IFC landscape

Finance Division

Finance Division

Managing and deploying ADGM's financial resources to ensure sustainable growth and longevity

General Services Department

General Services Department

Building and preserving the vibrant ADGM ecosystem through the provision of best-in-class services across a range of areas

Marketing & Corporate Communications Division

Marketing & Corporate Communications Division

Communicating ADGM's unique value proposition to a broad range of stakeholders from internal, external, local and international, to provide increased awareness of ADGM and its offering

Procurement Division

Procurement Division

Adroitly managing public tenders and vendors to acquire the services required to further bolster ADGM's offering

Office of Information Security and Enterprise Risk Management

Office of Information Security and Enterprise Risk Management

Upholding data protection and mitigating potential threats standard business operations to enhance trust and confidence in ADGM

Chief Executive Officer
 

Meet ADGM Authority's Chief Executive Officer

Mark Cutis was appointed to the role of Chief Executive Officer following the launch of the Authority in Q2 2021. Bringing over four decades of experience, Mark is responsible for the development agenda of the Authority to support ADGM's delivery against its mandate. He provides strategic oversight and direction to the functions within the Authority including the Office of Strategy and Business Development, the Office of Information Security and Enterprise Risk Management, and Corporate Services

"The establishment of the Authority earlier this year marked a pivotal step in ADGM's short but remarkably successful history. I am committed to working with all functions that comprise the Authority to continue to empower ADGM's impressive growth. Together with my colleagues, we will ensure that the highest standards of service, delivery and execution are applied throughout the Authority, to contribute to the continued success of ADGM.

As a leading international financial centre, ADGM Authority will strive to enable sustainable growth for not only ADGM but also the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, through a focus on innovation and strategic development.

Building a centre of excellence where businesses from all around the globe can come together to establish and grow their business while enjoying the rule of common law with independent courts all under progressive and savvy regulations is the hallmark of ADGM. Abu Dhabi and the UAE is increasingly recognised as an international bastion of stability and governance, making it a destination of choice. Working alongside the Registration Authority, the Financial Services Regulatory Authority , and ADGM Courts, the ADGM Authority will further shape the future of the international financial landscape in the UAE."

Mark Cutis
Chief Executive Officer
ADGM Authority