Ahmad bin Abdullah Humaid Belhoul Al Falasi

Minister of Education, Ministry of Education of the United Arab Emirates

HE Dr Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi has been named the Minister of Education since May 2022, taking ultimate responsibility for the prosperity and progression of the UAE’s Education sector. HE also holds the position of Deputy Chairman in Emirates Development Bank. As well the position of First Vice of the National Olympic Committee since June 2021, which aims to raise the level of the Olympic teams technically and administratively, thus enhancing the regional and international position of the UAE at the sports arena that place it with the highest-ranking countries. In addition, HE occupies the position of the Chairman of General Authority of Sports since 2021, which is responsible of plans, rules, and regulations to organize and develop the sports sector in the country. In 2021 HE held the position of the Minister of State for Entrepreneurship and SMEs, to strengthen the UAE’s small and medium enterprise (SME) sector, one of the engines of the national economy, and promote entrepreneurship in various industries. He was the Minister of State for Higher Education during which he supervised the development of higher education and scientific research in the UAE. He also formulated new policies for the sector as well as streamlined the work of higher education institutions to ensure quality outputs that match the requirements of the labor market. In October 2017, pursuant to the ministerial amendment to the UAE Government, he took on the responsibility of equipping UAE nationals with skills of the future. In addition, HE held the position of Secretary-General of the Education and Human Resources Council, and undertook the development of solutions, projects and the discussion of legislations and laws for the Education sector in order to align it with the labor market. HE Dr Al Falasi holds a PhD from Monash University, a master’s degree from the University of Melbourne in Australia, and a bachelor’s degree in communication engineering from Khalifa University in the UAE.

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