Boris Rusafov

Chief Technology Officer
Boris oversees the technology functions of the Group across a diverse range of industries including hospitality, retail, media, leisure, and entertainment. He brings a wealth of global experience from the United States, Southeast Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, and a 30-year track record of delivering major technology change and operational excellence.

Boris Rusafov is the Chief Technology Officer at Dubai Holding. In his role, Boris oversees the technology functions of the Group across a diverse range of industries including hospitality, retail, media, leisure, and entertainment. He brings a wealth of global experience from the United States, Southeast Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, and a 30-year track record of delivering major technology change and operational excellence across diverse sectors with expertise in business and technology strategy, enterprise digital transformation and Board advisory.

Prior to his current role at Dubai Holding, Boris held Group Chief Information Officer positions at Yas Holding in Abu Dhabi, and at Majid Al Futtaim Properties in Dubai. In addition, he has been the Group Chief Information Officer of Deutsche Bahn International based in London and Frankfurt, and before that he led the technology function for DHL in the Asia Pacific region based in Singapore. He spent the first 10 years of his career in the United States, delivering technology change for clients such as Microsoft, AT&T and Hoffmann-La Roche.

A US national, Boris holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Georgia and a Master of Business Administration from the University of North Carolina in the United States, and later studied for an MSc at the University of Oxford’s Said Business School.

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