Albert Dias, Co-founder & CTO at Musafir.com.
Albert Dias is the Chief Technology Officer and one of the three founding members of Musafir.com. He has led the company’s e-commerce technology through ten years of growth, and oversees Musafir.com’s products, engineering and technology infrastructure. The company was recently recognized as the best online travel agency at the Arabian Travel Awards and one of Sharjah’s top ten companies, among several other awards to its credit.
Albert leads a team of technology specialists spread across three cities in the UAE and India; the newest of which is the company’s engineering hub in Pune, India. His recent achievements include the unveiling of Musafir.com’s innovative sub-second search technology and the company’s Arabic mobile app – which was built in-house by a team of iOS and Android engineers.
Albert has been involved in the Middle East’s Internet advertising and e-commerce industries since 2003. Prior to his role at Musafir.com, Albert helped deliver award-winning online user experiences for leading brands such as Adidas, Emirates, HP and Mercedes-Benz. He began his career as a strategist at Wunderman MENA in 2003 and quickly moved up to the position of Executive Producer at Proximity, Dubai, in 2004.
Albert holds a degree in computer engineering with honors from the American University of Sharjah and is a regular speaker on e-commerce technology. His specializations include innovation, product management, user interface design, and branding. When he’s not at work, Albert spends his time on the shores of sunny Dubai with his wife and son.