Minister of Education
HE Dr Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi has been named the Minister of Education since May 2022, taking
ultimate responsibility for the prosperity and progression of the UAE’s Education sector.
HE also holds the position of Deputy Chairman in Emirates Development Bank. As well the position
of First Vice of the National Olympic Committee since June 2021, which aims to raise the level of the
Olympic teams technically and administratively, thus enhancing the regional and international
position of the UAE at the sports arena that place it with the highest-ranking countries. In addition,
HE occupies the position of the Chairman of General Authority of Sports since 2021, which is
responsible of plans, rules and regulations to organize and develop the sports sector in the country.
In 2021 HE held the position of the Minister of State for Entrepreneurship and SMEs, to strengthen
the UAE’s small and medium enterprise (SME) sector, one of the engines of the national economy,
and promote entrepreneurship in various industries.
He was the Minister of State for Higher Education during which he supervised the development of
higher education and scientific research in the UAE. He also formulated new policies for the sector as
well as streamlined the work of higher education institutions to ensure quality outputs that match
the requirements of the labor market. In October 2017, pursuant to the ministerial amendment to the
UAE Government, he took on the responsibility of equipping UAE nationals with skills of the future.
In addition, HE held the position of Secretary-General of the Education and Human Resources
Council, and undertook the development of solutions, projects and the discussion of legislations and
laws for the Education sector in order to align it with the labor market.
Other positions he previously held included CEO of Masdar Company; Executive Director of Strategy
and Tourism Sector Development at Dubai Tourism; Vice President of the Mubadala Industry Unit;
and Consultant for the management consulting firm McKinsey & Company.
HE Dr Al Falasi holds a PhD from Monash University, a Master degree from the University of
Melbourne in Australia, and a Bachelor degree in Communication Engineering from Khalifa
University in the UAE.