Know the Director General
H.E. Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori
H. E. Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori has been awarded the Prime Minister’s Medal for Distinguished Director-General in the Fifth Cycle of Mohammed bin Rashid Government Excellence Award. This honor is the culmination of a journey full of awards, achievements and responsibilities on many national levels.
Currently, H.E. Al Mansoori is the Director General of the UAE’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA), mandated by Federal Law by Decree No. 3 of 2003 and its amendments to regulate the telecommunications sector in the UAE and to ensure fair competitiveness environment in the UAE’s market. Al Mansoori is holding this position since the beginning of 2015, as per the Federal Law by Decree No. 14. Moreover, he is a member of the high-level Broadband Commission for Digital Development, which is one of the joint committees between the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the UNESCO and is concerned with the worldwide achievement of goals related to digital development.
Since July 2015, Al Mansoori has been the Chairman of Board of Directors of Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Center, the first of its kind in the region, established to achieve the UAE’s leading position among major countries in space science by 2021. H.E.’s appointment for this position is another great addition to a career full of expertise, achievements and outstanding contributions in the management of numerous strategic projects at local and national levels. His Excellency, and from this position, supervised the launch of the first Emirati astronaut, Hazza Al Mansouri, to the International Space Station, with close follow-up from the UAE leadership.
Moreover, H.E. Al Mansoori supervised the manufacturing and launching of the satellite (KhalifaSat), setting the foundation of a new era in the national space sector, as KhalifaSat is the first satellite built entirely by Emirati engineers in the UAE. H.E. headed the team that launched the satellite from Tanegashima Space Center in Japan in 29 October 2018. H.E Hamad Al Mansoori is also Vice Chairman of the Emirates Space Agency.
Previously, Al Mansoori held the position of Director General of the UAE mGovernment since April 2014, in addition to being the Deputy Director General for Information and eGovernment Sector at TRA from May 2013 to 2015. He contributed towards the management and implementation of several important national projects and initiatives, which played a major role in the provision of various eServices to the customers of different government entities and enhancement of the UAE’s position locally and globally in this field.
Al Mansoori is amongst the eminent Emirati figures who is endowed with the trust of the wise leadership and which is illustrated in the nature of responsibilities entrusted to him.
Throughout his career, Al Mansoori has held several advisory positions with many government entities. He was Advisor to the General Commander of Dubai Police for IT Affairs, Technical Advisor to the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs, Advisor to the Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation for IT Affairs. He was also the Advisor to Dubai Government Public Prosecution for IT affairs from 2008 to 2010.
Moreover, Al Mansoori is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST), Board Member of Emaratech for Technology solutions, Member of the UAE Artificial Intelligence Council, Member of the UAE Fourth Industrial Revolution Council. He Held other prominent national positions such as Director General of Mohammed Bin Rashid Smart Learning Program Pilot Project and UAE Portals’ Programs Manager. In addition, he was a member of the Supreme Committee for Information Systems in the Ministry of Labour where he headed the eLinking project along with many other national projects.