His Excellency Mohammad Abdullah AlGergawi is the Minister of Cabinet Affairs in the UAE government since 2006. He oversees the development of the Federal government strategy, supervising its implementation, aligning efforts to achieve the objectives of the UAE National Agenda, as well as ensuring the highest level of government performance and efficiency across all sectors.
Between February 2016 and July 2020, H.E. was charged with the future foresight portfolio as part of his ministerial functions. AlGergawi is also the Deputy Chairman of the Ministerial Development Council and the Deputy Chairman of the Emirates Investment Authority.
In addition to his ministerial duties, AlGergawi holds several leading positions, including the Chairman of the Executive Office in Dubai, the Chairman of the Emirates Competitiveness Council (ECC), the Chairman of the World Government Summit (WGS), and the Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Managing Director of the Dubai Future Foundation, and the Secretary-General of the Mohammed bin Rashid Global Initiatives (MBRGI).
At the regional and international levels, H.E. chairs the Board of Trustees of the Arab Government Excellence Award,and heads the UAE delegation at the Ministerial Committee meetings tasked with Following-up the Implementation of the Gulf Cooperation Council, GCC, Joint Work Decisions. He is also the Co-Chairman of the Global Future Councils launched in collaboration between the UAE government and the World Economic Forum. AlGergawi was chosen as a member of the High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation, a panel of independent experts advising the United Nations’ Secretary-General on technological developments and technology-related issues.
Over the past years, H.E. held various positions, including the Secretary-General of Dubai Government's Executive Council, the Founding Chairman of the Young Arab Leaders, the Managing Director of Dubai Media Inc, the Chairman of Dubai Holding, and the Chairman of Dubai Investment and Development Authority.
In the academic field, AlGergawi has served as amember at a number of national and international higher education institutions, including the Board of Directors of the UAE University, Board of Trustees of Abu Dhabi University, Supreme Council of the National Defense College, and the International Advisory Board of the American University of Beirut. In addition, H.E. is an Honorary Fellow of London Business School, and Founding President of the Dubai School of Government.
He also supervised a number of social initiatives such as the foundation of the Dubai Autism Center and the UAE Disabled Sports Federation.
AlGergawi has received several honors and awards, including the Federal Personality Award from His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, the Moroccan Royal Order of Merit from His Majesty King Mohammed VI of Morocco and the American Business Award.
H.E. holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the United States.