BSc, Khalifa University for Science, Technology and Research (KUSTAR), UAE; MSc, University of Melbourne; PhD, Sir John Monash University, Australia. Former Faculty Member, KUSTAR. Business development and corporate strategy experience dates back to work with the management consulting firm McKinsey & Company, advising numerous clients in the region and working on a human capital strategy for the science and technology sector. Former: Vice-President, Industry Unit, Mubadala Development Company, managing multi-billion dollar investments and stakeholder relationships in the metals and mining sector; Chief Executive Officer, Strategy and Tourism Sector Development, Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, helping develop Dubai’s Tourism 2020 strategy; Chief Executive Officer, Masdar, overseeing the company’s strategic direction and development at the leading edge of the renewable energy and clean technology sector. Member of the Executive Committee, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology. February 2016, appointed Minister of State for Higher Education during the Cabinet reshuffle. Former Member of the Board, Emirates Development Bank.