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H.E. Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori

H.E. Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori

H. E. Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori currently holds the position of Director General at the General Authority for Regulating the Telecommunications Sector (TRA) in the UAE, empowered by virtue of the Federal Law by Decree No. (3) of 2003 “Telecom Law”, as amended, to regulate the Telecommunication sector in UAE and ensure fair competition in the local market.

H.E. Al Mansoori commenced holding the position as of 2015, in accordance with the Federal Law by Decree No.14 that commanded his appointment. Additionally, H.E. is a member of the High-level Broadband Commission for Digital Development. The commission is one of the international joint committees between the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and the UNESCO. The commission is responsible for achieving the global digital development goals.

Prior to that, he was the Director General of UAE mGovernment, having held this position from April 2014 and the Deputy Director General for Information & eGovernment Sector since May 2013. During that, he managed and implemented numerous projects and significant initiatives at a national level. These projects and initiatives played an integral role in enabling and providing a lot of e-services for customer dealing with many government entities, and helped enhancing the UAE leading position on both regional and international levels.

Al Mansoori is amongst the eminent Emirati figures who are endowed with the trust of the wise leaders which is illustrated in the nature of responsibilities entrusted to him in the positions he has held and the roles and responsibilities he has successfully accomplished.

Throughout his career, Al Mansoori has held advisory positions with several government entities namely; General Manager of Information Systems at the Dubai Police Force, Technical Advisor for the General Directorate of Residence and Foreign Affairs, and Information Systems Advisor for the Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation. He also served as Information Systems Advisor for the Dubai Government’s public Prosecutor's Office from 2008 to 2010.

He is also the Chairman of the Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology, and a board member of Emaratech for Technology solutions. He Held other prominent positions namely; Sheikh Mohamed Bin Rashid Smart Learning Program Pilot Project Director General, UAE Portals’ Programs Manager, and a member of the Supreme Committee for Information Systems, Ministry of Labor. He also headed the e-linking projects, to name a few.

In light of his extensive experience and the major role he played in managing significant national projects, H.E. Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori was appointed during July 2015 as the Chairman of Mohamed Bin Rashid Space Center, which is considered the first of its kind in the region and was established to position UAE among the pioneering countries in the Space science by 2021.