Director General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors
H.E. Mattar Al Tayer is a professional civil engineer who graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1983, and holds an Honorary Fellowship of the British Institute of Civil Engineers ICE, 2010.
He was assigned the task of leading RTA in November 2005. Under his leadership and driving force, he established a competent and experienced specialist workforce, thereby driving the organization through remarkable achievements that have positioned RTA as a world-class organization.
Prior to taking the helm with RTA, H.E Mattar AL Tayer started his career with Dubai Municipality in 1983, assuming several leadership roles ending with his appointment as Deputy Director General of the Dubai Municipality.
Al Tayer is member in several local and federal boards and committees:
•Member of the Executive Council of the Dubai Government
•Vice-Chairman of the Dubai Sports Council
•Member of the Board of Trustees for “Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives” Foundation
•Chairman of the Board of Trustees for “Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award”
•Member of Expo 2020 Preparatory Committee
•Member of the Board of Trustees for Dubai Future Foundation
•Board Member of the Federal Transport Authority – Land & Maritime
•Board Member of Union National Bank
•Deputy Chairman of Board of Trustees - Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University
Mr. Al-Tayer received many awards throughout his distinguished career for his outstanding achievements, among which:
•Man of the year award 'CEO Middle East Award' 2009
•Award of the Middle East forum for Accessible Tourism 2009
In September 2011, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, decorated Mattar Al Tayer the 'Mohammed bin Rashid Sash' for his efforts and achievements in RTA.