With the blessing of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the State, “may God protect him”, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, “may God protect him”, announced today, Tuesday, a cabinet reshuffle in the federal government.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum said, “Brothers and sisters… With the blessing of my brother, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the State, “may God protect him,” and after consultation with him, we announce today a cabinet reshuffle in the federal government, appointing Shamma bint Suhail Al Mazrouei as Minister of Development. society in the UAE.
His Highness also said, “As part of the federal ministerial reshuffle, we announce the appointment of Salem bin Khalid Al Qasimi as Minister of Culture and Youth in the country. Salem Al Qasimi is our representative to UNESCO and he is a graduate of the Leadership Program.. We announce the appointment of Sister Hessa Bu Hamid as Minister of State and Sister Noura Al Kaabi as Minister of State in the government.” Federal”.
His Highness added, “We also announce the appointment of Maryam bint Ahmed Al Hammadi, Secretary-General of the Council of Ministers, Minister of State in the UAE government. Maryam led distinguished efforts during the last period in the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers in following up all new developmental government legislation. We expect more from her during the coming period.”
His Highness also added: “We also announce the appointment of Brother Omar bin Sultan Al Olama, in addition to his current duties, as Minister of Artificial Intelligence, to be Director General of the Prime Minister’s Office … and the appointment of Brother Abdullah Nasser Lootah as Chairman of the Competitiveness Council and in charge of the government knowledge exchange file with brotherly and friendly countries.”
His Highness concluded: “Our thanks and appreciation to Sister Hessa Bu Hamid and Sister Noura Al Kaabi for their continuous and sincere efforts during the last period… They will be assigned to new files… We wish the new ministers success in their great tasks… We are always optimistic about the most beautiful future in the UAE.”
The ministerial reshuffle included the appointment of Her Excellency Shamma bint Suhail Al Mazrouei as Minister of Community Development in the UAE, the appointment of His Excellency Salem bin Khalid Al Qasimi as Minister of Culture and Youth, and the appointment of Her Excellency Maryam bint Ahmed Al Hammadi, Secretary-General of the Council of Ministers, as Minister of State in the UAE government.
The ministerial reshuffle also included the appointment of His Excellency Omar bin Sultan Al Olama, in addition to his duties as Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Remote Work Applications, to be Director General of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, and the appointment of His Excellency Abdullah Nasser Lootah as Chairman of the Competitiveness Council and assigning him the file of government knowledge exchange with countries.
Shamma bint Suhail Al Mazrouei, Minister of Community Development
Her Excellency Shamma bint Suhail Al Mazrouei was appointed Minister of Community Development in the UAE within the federal ministerial reshuffle in February 2023. Her Excellency has held the position of Minister of State for Youth Affairs since February 2016, where she worked on representing youth issues and aspirations in the Cabinet, in addition to setting plans and strategies to develop capabilities Young people, qualifying them and making use of their energies in various fields.
Al Mazrouei previously worked in a sovereign wealth fund in Abu Dhabi, in addition to her work as a public policy analyst at the UAE Mission to the United Nations. She also worked as a policy analyst at the Prime Minister’s Office, as a research analyst at the UAE Embassy in Washington, and as a researcher in the field of education policies at Tamkeen. Executive Affairs Authority.
Al Mazrouei obtained a master’s degree in public policy with honors from the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom in 2015. She was also the first student from the UAE to win the Rhodes Scholarship for young leaders in government work, and among the best students in the batch at the time. Her Excellency also received a certificate BA in Economics with High Honors as the top 5% of NYU students in 2014.
Salem Khaled Abdullah Al Qasimi, Minister of Culture and Youth
His Excellency Salem Khalid Abdullah Al Qasimi was appointed Minister of Culture and Youth in the country as part of the federal cabinet reshuffle in February 2023. His Excellency Salem Khalid Abdullah Al Qasimi occupies the position of Permanent Representative of the United Arab Emirates to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization – UNESCO in September 2021, where he represented the country At the strategic and diplomatic levels.
As part of his duties, he represented the country in specific tasks and responsibilities at UNESCO, in addition to implementing a number of strategic initiatives formulated by the National Commission for Education, Culture and Science. His Excellency also succeeded in strengthening relations with the permanent delegations of a group of other countries in the organization.
Previously, Salem Khalid Abdullah Al Qasimi held the position of Assistant Undersecretary for the Heritage and Arts Sector at the Ministry of Culture and Youth, where he succeeded in leading work teams to implement a number of projects related to national identity, the National Symphony Orchestra, the Arabic language, Islamic arts, theater and literature, and archaeology. , cinema and architecture.
Al Qasimi is a graduate of the Leadership Program in the UAE Government. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Design Management from the American University of Sharjah, a Master’s degree in Environmental Management from Columbia University, and a Master’s degree in Urban Planning and Development from the Paris-Sorbonne University in Abu Dhabi.
Maryam Ahmed Al Hammadi, Minister of State in the UAE government
Her Excellency Maryam bint Ahmed Al Hammadi was appointed in February 2023 as Minister of State in the Government of the United Arab Emirates, and she has held the position of Secretary General of the Council of Ministers since 2020. Her Excellency had assumed a number of main tasks in the Office of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers in the Ministry of Cabinet Affairs, including preparing Developing and following up the national agenda for the UAE Vision 2021, and following up the implementation of the strategies of the federal entities through setting up and developing the government performance management system, in addition to other related tasks.
Her Excellency also succeeded in supervising the follow-up of the performance of government services and the development of government innovation, as well as supervising studies related to human resources in the government, in addition to preparing and developing an integrated system for government excellence at the state level. Her Excellency also assumed the position of General Coordinator of the Sheikh Khalifa Government Excellence Program, in addition to supervising all categories of the Mohammed bin Rashid Award for Excellence in Government Performance. Al Hammadi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and a Master’s degree in Total Quality Management, and she is a member of the Strategic Planning Association.