Governments must be futurists, says Mohammad Al Gergawi
To solve the most complex problems of the day, governments must think longterm in pace with the private sector. All governments must employ a futurist.
Minister of Cabinet Affairs and the Future of the United Arab Emirates (UAE); Chairman of the Executive Office of the Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. Advises the United Nations Secretary-General on High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation. The purpose of the panel is to advance proposals to strengthen international cooperation in the digital space, with the ultimate aim of realizing the transformational potential of digital technologies while safeguarding against risks and unintended consequences. Deputy Chairman: UAE’s Ministerial Development Council; Emirates Investment Authority, the UAE Federal Government’s sovereign wealth fund. As Minister of Cabinet Affairs and the Future, led the development of the UAE National Agenda and Future Foresight Strategy. Chair, World Government Summit Organization, a global platform focused on shaping the future of governments; Chairman, UAE Council for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Vice-Chairman and Managing Director, Dubai Future Foundation. Co-Chairman, World Economic Forum Global Future Councils. Secretary-General, Mohammed bin Rashid Global Initiatives. Member of the Board: UAE University; Abu Dhabi University. Member, International Advisory Council, American University of Beirut. Honorary Fellow, London Business School. Founder, Dubai Autism Centre and UAE Disabled Sports Federation. Vice-Chairman, Dubai Club for the Disabled.