D-One Investment L. L. C.

H.E. Saif Alketbi

His Excellency Saif bin Markhan Alketbi, Chairman and founder of D-One Investment, is a sophisticated investor from the United Arab Emirates. He demonstrates a diversified investment strategy, with a considerable international investment portfolio in various asset classes like real estate, private equity, direct investments and public market companies across different sectors.

H.E. Saif Alketbi is a success story from the UAE. He has held top positions in the Dubai government and international finance.

After receiving a degree in Accounting from the UAE University in 2001, Saif steadily ascended within the Dubai government. He rose to hold senior roles in accountancy and budgetary matters in The Office of the Royal Family of Dubai.


In 2009, Saif’s record of success led to his appointment as Director General of The Office of His Highness the Crown Prince of Dubai, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. In this capacity, Saif oversaw the management of Leemar Investments, a key investment arm of the Royal Court, leading to its expansion and pioneering investments in prominent global luxury restaurant retailers. From 2011 to 2016, Saif also was a member of the board of Noor Bank, a respected Dubai-based financial institution, offering services in corporate and personal banking, wealth management, Takaful, treasury and trading.


In 2014, Saif established his own investment vehicle, D-One Investment, where he currently services as chairman. D-One Investment is a thriving and diversified international finance company that champions innovative, sustainable and responsible investment both in the UAE and globally.

Under Saif’s leadership, D-One has secured investments in sectors including healthcare, engineering, real estate, private equity and FMCG (Fast-Moving Consumer Goods):

Saif’s investment experience also extends to market-leading technology, property development and venture capital.

Saif serves as chairman of Jiwin Investments and Jiwin Real Estate, which was a shareholder in leading Dubai urban property developer Nshama. Demonstrating his strategic foresight and understanding of emerging trends, Saif made early investments in Snapchat and was a shareholder in ILA Holding, which has made a range of pioneering venture capital investments in artificial intelligence, cloud computing and advanced technology.

With over 20 years of experience and a proven track record of success across diverse asset classes, Saif is recognized as a renowned and sophisticated investor in the global financial landscape.

Saif also fosters social responsibility and supports the UAE’s rapidly growing sports and tourism sector. From 2011 to 2016, Saif was the Chairman of a UAE offshore powerboat racing team, the Victory Team. He was also the Vice Chairman and member of the board of the Dubai Autism Center.

Saif holds an honorary doctorate in financial and governmental management from the esteemed University of Human Sciences and Technology of Lugano (LUDES) in Switzerland.