Dubai: «The Gulf»
Mohammed Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and President of the World Government Summit Foundation, approved the appointment of Mohammed Yousef Al Sharhan as Deputy Director of the Foundation, in a step that embodies the directions of the UAE leadership to empower young national competencies, enhance its role in leading the process of foreseeing and creating the future, and confirms the pioneering and knowledgeable role of the World Government Summit. Empowering youth and activating their pivotal role in the development process.
Al Sharhan’s work tasks in his new position include strengthening the World Government Summit’s partnerships with international institutions, organizations and research centers, supervising the organization of events, conferences and knowledge sessions, and preparing and developing work plans for the coming period.
Mohammed Al Sharhan holds a master’s degree in systems engineering and management under the joint program of the Masdar Institute and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a master’s degree in leadership and innovation from Rochester Institute of Technology in the United States of America, and a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering with distinction from the American University of Sharjah.
Prior to moving to the World Government Summit Foundation, Al Sharhan worked as a project manager at the Dubai Future Foundation and contributed to the management, launch and development of several notable initiatives and projects, including the World Championships for Robotics and Artificial Intelligence “First Global” in Dubai in 2019, and the “Dubai 10X” initiative, CEO Summit, and others. He also served as a member of the Ras Al Khaimah Youth Council between 2016 and 2018, after working as an engineer specialized in sustainable transport at the Ministry of Interior, and as a researcher at the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology in the field of transport and sustainable development.
It is noteworthy that Al Sharhan is a graduate of the Emirates Experts Program, launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, and was among the graduates of the first batch of the International Mandate Program for Emirati Leadership of the Mohammed bin Rashid Center for Leadership Development in 2019.
The World Government Summit, which was launched under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, in 2013, constitutes a leading global platform that brings together a group of government leaders, ministers, senior officials, decision makers, pioneers of ideas and specialists under its umbrella. In financial, economic and social affairs from different countries of the world, to exchange experiences, knowledge and ideas that contribute to foreseeing the future of governments, and hosts a variety of workshops, sessions and initiatives to review the latest trends and best practices in government leadership, and to provide innovative solutions to anticipate global challenges.
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