UAE cabinet reshuffle: meet the new ministers – news


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Some of them are sitting in Cabinet for the first time, while others are taking on new roles.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, announced on Saturday the formation of a new United Arab Emirates cabinet.

Here is the list of new ministers:

Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has been appointed Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance.

He is the Deputy Ruler of Dubai, the First Vice-Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council and the President of the Ruler’s Court of Dubai.

He holds several managerial positions in the city, with responsibilities focused on improving government performance and promoting the emirate’s economic sector.

He chairs the Board of Directors of the Dubai Judicial Council, the Board of Directors of the DIFC-Dubai International Financial Center, the Supreme Committee on Legislation in Dubai and the Strategic Affairs Council of the Dubai Executive Council.

Sheikh Maktoum holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the American University in Dubai. He has undertaken a number of professional development opportunities at Harvard University in the United States, as well as the Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government in the United Arab Emirates. He was born in Dubai on November 24, 1983.

Mohammed ben Hadi Ahmed Abdallah Al Hussaini

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Mohammed bin Hadi Ahmed Abdullah Al Hussaini is now the UAE Minister of State for Financial Affairs, succeeding Obaid Al Tayer.

Al Hussaini is an experienced banker with extensive experience in finance and investment. He sits on the boards of the Emirates Investment Authority and the Investment Corporation of Dubai, as well as the Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company PJSC (du) and Emirates NBD.

Born in 1976, he holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in international trade from Switzerland.

Mariam bint Mohammed Saeed Hareb Almheiri

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Mariam bint Mohammed Saeed Hareb Almheiri – previously Minister of State for Food and Water Security – becomes Minister of Climate Change and Environment.

Almheiri was tasked with monitoring national food stocks, investing in food technology and monitoring international relations in this area.

Prior to that, Almheiri was appointed Minister of State for Food Security following the October 2017 cabinet reshuffle. Her responsibilities included overseeing the development of the necessary infrastructure that would ensure the country’s food security goals, in accordance with the United Arab Emirates centenary plan 2071.

Abdullah bin Muhair Al Ketbi

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Abdullah bin Muhair Al Ketbi becomes Minister of Affairs of the Federal Supreme Council.

Major-General Al Ketbi served as the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces Support Unit Commander from 2012 to 2021, a long military career in the military.

He was Director of the Office of the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and previously was Director of the Sovereign’s Representative Office in the Al Dhafra region of the capital.

An active participant in a number of international forums, he has also been a prominent member of numerous working groups and preparatory and organizational committees in Abu Dhabi.

Al Ketbi holds an MA and BA in Military Science from Zayed II Military College and was born on June 6, 1956.

Abdallah ben Sultan ben Awad Al Nuaïmi

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Abdullah bin Sultan bin Awad Al Nuaimi has been appointed Minister of Justice. He will succeed Sultan bin Saeed Al Badi.

Al Nuaimi is an economist specializing in financial management and security. He began his career with the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, then was an economist at the Supreme National Security Council, then director of economic affairs at the Council.

He serves on the board of directors of the UAE Competitiveness Council and sits on a number of strategic government committees, including the National Committee to Combat Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism and Illegal Organizations; the Strategic Impact Economic Activities Committee; the Supreme Committee for Foreign Aid; and the National Management and Governance Committee for the recovery of the Covid-19 crisis.

He holds an MA and BA from Boston University (BU) in the United States. He was born in Al Ain on January 1, 1976.

Dr Abdul Rahman Al Awar

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Dr Abdul Rahman Al Awar is now Minister of Human Resources and Emiratization. He will replace Nasser bin Thani Juma Al Hamli.

Al Awar is an experienced executive in the public and private sectors. He started his commercial career at Emirates Global Aluminum, before working with Dubai Oil. He has also held executive positions at Mubadala Investment, Dolphin Energy Limited and HSBC.

He was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Government Human Resources Authority in 2009, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Emirates National Oil Company, Supreme Council of National Defense College, University of Dubai, and is a member of the Higher Board of Trustees of Colleges of Technology.

Al Awar received his doctorate from the Colorado School of Mines in the United States. He was born on October 21, 1968.

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