Director of Department of Advanced Science and Technology Policies and Programmes, UAE Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology
Ali Alhashmi is the Director of the Advanced Science and Technology Policies and Programs Department at the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MOIAT) in the UAE.
He leads the development of R&D policies and manages the affairs of the Emirates Research and Development Council (ERDC), the Emirates Scientists Council (ESC), the Mohammed bin Rashid Academy of Scientists (MBRAS), and the UAE’s Fourth Industrial Revolution Council (4IR Council). He is also a member of the Emirates Council for Climate Work, the National Committee for SDGs, and the UAE’s negotiation team for climate change.
Earlier, he served as Acting Director of the Department of Council Affairs at the Advanced Sciences Office of the Ministry of Cabinet Affairs. He worked at e& (Etisalat) as Senior Director of Emerging Technologies & Innovation and Director of Network Traffic Intelligence. In addition, he worked with the Dubai Health Authority as a Network Administrator and Information Security Officer.
Alhashmi holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Networking + Business Administration and a higher diploma in Business IT.