Executive Director of Tourism Development and Investments - DTCM, Dubai
Yousuf Lootah is the Executive Director of Tourism Development and Investments at Dubai Government's Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing since 2014, responsible for strategic planning, investment management and business development to help develop innovative strategies and initiatives aimed at further enhancing Dubai’s position as a ‘must-visit’ sustainable tourism destination.
He has over 15 years of experience in the tourism industry, from developing new destinations to ensuring Dubai proactively develops its hospitality capacity. Among many achievements, Yousuf has launched the 19 Sustainability Requirements implemented to support positive change within the industry, the Carbon Calculator, the Hotel Emission Analysis Report and the annual Dubai Sustainable Tourism Awards to honour hotels that deliver on their sustainability goals.
Yousuf holds an MBA from London Business School and a BSc from Boston University School of Management.