H.E. Dr. Ahmad Bin Abdullah Humaid Belhoul Al Falasi, Industry Advisory Board Member
Dr. Ahmad bin Abdullah Humaid Belhoul Al-Falasi is UAE Minister of State for Higher Education and Advanced Skills and Chairman of the UAE Space Agency. As Cabinet Member and Minister of State for Higher Education since February 2016, His Excellency Dr. Ahmad bin Abdullah Humaid Belhoul Al Falasi supervises the development of higher education and scientific research in the country. H.E. overseas universities operating in the UAE, the implementation of higher education policies as well as ensuring the delivery of high-quality tertiary education that aligns with labor market requirements. H.E. previously held the position of Chief Executive Officer at Masdar, leading the company’s strategic growth and development within the renewable energy and clean technology sector. During this time, H.E. was also a member of the executive committee at Masdar Institute of Science and Technology. Prior to that role, H.E. was formerly Vice President, Industry Unit of Mubadala Development Company, where he led a team responsible for negotiating partnerships with multinational organizations to increase foreign direct investment in the UAE. H.E.’s business development and corporate strategy experience dates back to his work with management consulting firm McKinsey & Company, where he advised the Middle East’s largest telecommunications and high-tech companies.
H.E. holds a PhD from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia; a Master's degree from the University of Melbourne; and a Bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications Engineering from Khalifa University.