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Ahmad bin Abdullah Humaid Belhoul Al Falasi

Minister of State for Higher Education and Advanced Skills, Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research of the United Arab Emirates

Cabinet Member and Minister of State for Higher Education His Excellency Dr. Ahmad Belhoul was appointed as Minister of State for Higher Education during the cabinet reshuffle in February 2016. Dr. Ahmad Belhoul was the Chief Executive Officer of Masdar, overseeing the company’s strategic direction and development at the leading edge of the renewable energy and clean technology sector. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of Masdar Institute of Science and Technology. Prior to joining Masdar, Belhoul was the CEO of strategy and tourism sector development at Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing where he helped developing Dubai’s Tourism 2020 strategy. H.E. Dr. Belhoul was formerly vice president, Industry Unit of Mubadala Development Company, where he managed multi-billion dollar investments and stakeholder relationships in the metals and mining sector. H.E. Dr. Belhoul’s business development and corporate strategy experience dates back to his work with the management consulting firm, McKinsey & Company, where he advised numerous clients in the region and worked on a human capital strategy for the science and technology sector. Prior to that, he served as a faculty member at Khalifa University for Science, Technology and Research (KUSTAR) H.E. Dr. Belhoul also served on the board of Emirates Development Bank. He has a Ph.D. from Sir John Monash University in Australia, an MSc from the University of Melbourne and a BSc from KUSTAR in the UAE