National Experts Program | Peng Xiao

NEP 3.0

Peng Xiao

Advanced Sciences and Research

Group CEO, G42

Peng Xiao is a global technology and business leader with a track record of building breakthrough products, delivering customer success, and achieving commercial results.

As CEO of Abu Dhabi-based G42, Xiao is responsible for crafting the group’s business and product strategies and overseeing operating companies across numerous industry verticals, including smart cities, healthcare, energy, finance, and education. The group has developed world-class solutions in Artificial Intelligence, big data analytics, mobile technology, and cloud computing. 

Previously, as Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, and Chief Information Officer of MicroStrategy, Xiao spent a decade in the enterprise software industry. Responsible for managing over 1,000 engineers, Xiao led the R&D of the company’s entire product portfolio, including business intelligence, secure identity, and mobile commerce.

Over the years, he has established a partnership ecosystem to promote joint technology and business development with his counterparts at Facebook, eBay, Citigroup, PayPal, Alibaba, and other Fortune 500 companies, rapidly creating and deploying cutting-edge analytics, security, and commerce solutions.

Xiao is a member of the Board of Trustees of Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence, the first graduate-level, research-based AI university in the world, launched in 2018 in Abu Dhabi.