• Born on January 15, 1954 in Mirbah, Fujairah.
  • Received his doctorate in Workforce Development from the University of Exeter, UK (1990).
  • Earned his MPhil from The University of Exeter, UK (1987).
  • Obtained his BA in Administration Sciences from the United Arab Emirates University (1985).
  • Certificate of Diplomacy, Oxford University, UK (1975).
  • Public Administration Certificate, the Public Administration Institute, Cairo (1972).
  • Teacher’s Diploma, Ministry of Education, Kuwait (1971).
  • Attended a number of Higher Education Management courses at:
  • Bath University, UK (1993).
  • Brighton University, UK (1993).
  • Cornell University, New York, USA (1994).
  • Harvard University, Boston, USA (1995).
  • MIT Executive Education Program (2004)

Work Experience :

  • Chairman of Al Khaleej Investment Education Services LLC (2014).
  • Director of Zayed University (2006-2013).
  • Director of Community Relations and Manpower Development, the Higher Colleges of Technology, Abu Dhabi (1990-2006).
  • Chief of Emiri Court of His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Ruler of Fujairah and Member of the Supreme Council (1975-1986).
  • Member of UAE Delegation to the United Nations, 32nd Session of the General Assembly (1977).
  • Minister Plenipotentiary in the Diplomatic Corp, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1972-1990).
  • Teacher at Al Muhallab Ibn Abi Sufra School, Khorfakkan (1971).

Professional Memberships :

  • Represented the UAE in many regional, Arab and international conferences in the fields of economic cooperation, literature, culture and theatre.
  • Co-founded the Consumer Cooperative Union (CCU) in the UAE in 1981, and served as the Union’s Chairman since establishment and until 2008.
  • Co-founded the Arab Cooperative Union in Baghdad in 1982, and was appointed as its Assistant Secretary-General.
  • Member of the committee entrusted with the preparation of the permanent constitution of the United Arab Emirates.
  • Board Member of the National Bank of Fujairah.
  • Board Member of Al Fujairah National Insurance Company.
  • Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Sultan Bin Ali Al Owais Cultural Award.
  • Board Member of Abu Dhabi University.
  • Member of the Board of Trustees of Abu Dhabi School of Management.
  • Member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Modern Sciences.
  • Member of the United Arab Emirates National Commission for Education.
  • Managing Editor and member of the Advisory Board of Shu’un Ijtima’iya magazine, published by the Sociological Association, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.
  • Member of the Committee for Deans of Colleges and Institutes of Technology in GCC countries.
  • Supervised a number of cultural seasons for the Emiri court in Fujairah from 1976 to 1984.
  • CEO of Al Jassim Trading Group.
  • Board Member of UAE Media Corporation in the early nineties.
  • Member of the Committee for Human Resources Development in the Banking Sector and Head of the Training Programs Committee.
  • Member of the Organizing Committee for Technological Education and the National Development Conference.
  • Board Member of Al Arabia for Education Development.
  • Member of Tawteen Advisory Council.
  • Editor-in-chief of Al Rawi magazine, issued by the Higher College of Technology (until 2006).

Publications : 

  • D. thesis on “Manpower in the United Arab Emirates”.
  • Wrote a weekly column for Al Khaleej newspaper under the title of “Da’wa Lil Hiwar” (An Invitation for Dialogue), the articles were published in a book under the same name.
  • Authored several plays for the theatre.
  • Contributed many lectures and research papers in various local and international conferences on issues pertaining to manpower development, education and population.
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