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H.E. Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori

H.E. Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori

Head of the UAE Digital Government and Director General of the Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority, He has been awarded the Prime Minister’s Medal for Distinguished Director-General in the Fifth Cycle of Mohammed bin Rashid Government Excellence Award.  This honor is the culmination of a journey full of awards, achievements and responsibilities on many national levels.

As TDRA Director General under Federal Decree No. 14 of 2005, H.E. Al Mansoori monitors the implementation of TRA’s responsibilities mandated by Federal Law by Decree No. 3 of 2003 (the Telecom Law) and its amendments, to regulate the telecommunications sector in the UAE and to ensure fair competitiveness environment in the UAE’s market.

H.E. Al Mansoori was appointed as Head of the UAE Digital Government on July 5, 2020 as per the federal government new structure approved by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, and announced by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, in consultation with His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

Moreover, H.E. Al Mansoori is a member of the high-level Broadband Commission for Digital Development, which is one of the joint committees between the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and UNESCO and is concerned with the worldwide achievement of goals related to digital development.

Since 2011, H.E. Al Mansoori has been the Chairman of Board of Directors of Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Center, the first of its kind in the region, established to achieve the UAE’s global leading position in space science by 2021. From this position, he supervised many national projects such as the launch of Hope Probe to Mars, and the launch of the first Emirati astronaut, Hazza Al Mansouri, to the International Space Station, with the close follow-up of the UAE leadership.

Moreover, H.E. Al Mansoori supervised the manufacturing and launching of the satellite (KhalifaSat), setting the foundation of a new era in the national space sector, as KhalifaSat is the first satellite built entirely by Emirati engineers in the UAE. H.E. Al Mansoori headed the team that launched the satellite from Tanegashima Space Center in Japan in 29 October 2018. Al Mansoori is also Vice Chairman of the Emirates Space Agency.

Previously, Al Mansoori held the position of Director General of the UAE mGovernment since April 2014, in addition to being the Deputy Director General for Information and eGovernment Sector at TDRA from May 2013 to 2015. He contributed towards the management and implementation of several important national projects and initiatives, which played a major role in the provision of various eServices to the customers of different government entities and enhancement of the UAE’s position locally and globally in this field.

Al Mansoori is amongst the eminent Emirati figures endowed with the trust of the wise leadership, which is illustrated in the nature of responsibilities entrusted to him.

Throughout his career, H.E. Al Mansoori has held several advisory positions with many government entities. He was Advisor to the General Commander of Dubai Police for IT Affairs, Technical Advisor to the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs, Advisor to the Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation for IT Affairs. He was also the Advisor to Dubai Government Public Prosecution for IT affairs from 2008 to 2010.

Moreover, Al Mansoori is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST), Board Member of Emaratech for Technology solutions, Member of the UAE Artificial Intelligence Council, and Member of the UAE Fourth Industrial Revolution Council.

He Held other prominent national positions such as Director General of Mohammed Bin Rashid Smart Learning Program Pilot Project and UAE Portals’ Programs Manager. In addition, he was a member of the Supreme Committee for Information Systems in the Ministry of Labour, he headed the e-integration project, along with many other national projects.