H.E. Obaid Humaid Al Tayer is Minister of State for Financial Affairs of the UAE. He has held senior positions at the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, as its Chairman from 2000 to 2008. H.E. Al Tayer is a highly regarded entrepreneur and businessman, and is Chairman of the reputed Al-Tayer Group of Companies, a diversified conglomerate with interests in automotive, contracting, distribution, publishing, retail, and services with operations in the GCC.