29-31 May 2023
Electric Vehicle Innovation Summit


Fares Almazrooei is the Founder and Managing Director of Volt.ae, a startup dedicated to
accelerating clean technology in the Middle East. Volt was created to help kickstart the
industry, help and direct other EV companies to the market.
Fares is also the Founder and Managing Director of Forwardit.com and Worldtome.com,
both shipping and freight forwarding company serving clients in America and the Middle
He served for six years as a Dubai Police officer, and holds a BA in Business Administration
from Eastern Washington University in the United States.
Fares was the principal advisor to Tesla on their entry into the UAE market, and continues to
play a leadership role in growing the Electric Vehicle community. As a result of Fares’ work,
Tesla secured an initial order of 200 vehicles from the Dubai government and was granted
rare permission to operate in UAE without a local partner. Fares also lobbied the Federal
Government successfully to mandate a conversion of 10% of all government fleets across all
ministries to Electric Vehicles. He also initiated the Incentive in Dubai government like free
parking and EV related activities. He is also a key player in the Boarder Security and defense
technology for Dubai.
He works closely with the Prime Minister’s Office of the UAE government, serving as a
trusted liaison across industry stakeholders. Fares serves on multiple government
committees when it comes to EV and sustainable energy related matters.

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