Director General of The Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority
Abdulla Nasser Lootah is the Director General of Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority (FCSA), a UAE federal government entity created by Presidential Decree No.6 in 2015, mandated to strengthen and enhance UAE’s national data and competitiveness capacities.
In 2017, H.E. Lootah and his team were directed by the UAE Cabinet to lead and manage the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) efforts for the UAE in collaboration with 17 ministries, authorities and councils.
H.E. Lootah led FCSA to receive the ‘Continuous Innovation Award’ from Ideas UK and the UAE Government award for the best entity in Gender Balance both in 2017 as well as the Happiness@work awards for the ‘Best Employee Engagement award’, ‘Best Work-Life Balance Award’ and ‘The Happiest Workplace Award’ in 2018.
Prior to leading the FCSA, H.E. Lootah was the Secretary General of the Emirates Competitiveness Council (ECC), the entity that merged with the National Bureau of Statistics, to form the FCSA.
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) was formed on 1 January, 1992, by a decree issued by the late Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum to merge Dubai Electricity Company and Dubai Water Department, which had been operating independently before then. Both organisations were established by the late Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum in 1959. Dubai Government fully supported the Electricity Company and the Water Department to provide Dubai’s citizens and residents with a continuous and reliable supply of electricity and water. Since then, DEWA has made considerable achievements, to be ranked as one of the best utilities in the world. DEWA provides services today to more than 900,000 customers with a happiness rate that reached 95% in 2018.
The UAE, represented by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), has maintained its first global ranking, for the third consecutive year, with scores of 100% in all Getting Electricity indicators in the World Bank’s Doing Business 2020 report. The report measures the ease of doing business in 190 economies around the world. DEWA achieved competitive results in global benchmarking, surpassing the private sector and major European and American utilities in efficiency and reliability. DEWA raised the efficiency of its energy production by using the latest technologies and adopting technological innovations, surpassing European and American utilities, by reducing losses from electricity transmission and distribution networks to 3.3% compared to 6–7% in the US and Europe. DEWA also achieved the lowest customer minutes lost per year (CML) in the world of 2.39 CML compared to 15 minutes in Europe and was also able to reduce water network losses to 6.5% in 2018 compared to 15% in North America, which is one of the best results in the world.