Australia UAE Business Council welcomes appointment of Mr Moustafa Fahour OAM to Advisory Board

6 September 2023

The Australia UAE Business Council is delighted to welcome Mr Moustafa Fahour OAM as the latest addition to its Advisory Board. With his extensive experience in banking, international business, and community leadership, Mr Fahour brings valuable expertise to enhance economic ties between Australia and the UAE. 

Currently the Chief Operating Officer of Plenary Middle East, Mr Fahour has previously held senior positions at CIMIC Group, Macquarie Bank, National Australia Bank, UBS, and Citigroup. His insights into finance, construction, and management will play a crucial role in advancing bilateral trade and business opportunities. 

Beyond his professional achievements, Mr Fahour is the founder of the Islamic Museum of Australia, known for preserving and promoting Islamic heritage in Australia. In recognition of his outstanding contributions to society, Mr Fahour received the Medal of the Order of Australia from the Australian Government in 2015 and was highly commended by the Victorian Government in 2021 for his community response and recovery efforts. 

HE Badr Al-Olama, UAE Co-Chair of the Australia UAE Business Council, welcomed the appointment, stating, “Mr Fahour’s exceptional background and commitment to community and business development will greatly benefit our Advisory Board and enhance economic ties between Australia and the UAE.” 

The Hon Christopher Pyne, Australia Co-Chair, added, “Mr Fahour’s appointment underscores our commitment to advancing trade and investment opportunities between our nations. His extensive international network and experience will be pivotal in fostering economic growth and cooperation.” 

Additionally, both Co-Chairs thanked outgoing Advisory Board member, Mr David Ruff, for his contribution and commitment to the Council over the past three years. 

The Australia UAE Business Council serves as the premier platform for businesses, government entities, and stakeholders in both countries, facilitating bilateral trade, investment, and engagement.