His Excellency Hussain bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi is the sixth Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) tothe People’s Republic of China, having assumed this postin May, 2023.
Prior to this diplomatic posting, His Excellency had been a Minister in the Cabinet of the UAE for nearly eight years, having served as UAE Minister of Education from July, 2014 until May, 2022.
His Excellency holds a series of high-level positions in the UAE. These include Chairman of the Board of Trustees at the Institute of Applied Technology (IAT), Chairman of the Board of Trustees at the Abu Dhabi Institute of Vocational Education and Training (ADVETI), Chairman of the Emirates Transport Board of Directors.
His Excellency previously was Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research, Chairman of the Board of Directors at the National Qualifications Authority (NQA) from 2017 to 2021, General Supervisor of the “Mohamed bin Zayed (MBZ) Award for Best Teacher” from 2014 to 2022, Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Distinguished Academic Performance from 2014 to 2022, Chairman of the Higher Committee of the Mohammed bin Rashid Smart Learning Programme from 2015 to 2022, and a Member of the Board of Directors for the Khalifa Award for Education from 2014 to 2022.
His Excellency Al Hammadi has a BS degree in Aerospace Engineering from Embry- Riddle Aeronautical University in the United States.
Throughout his career, he acquired expertise in diverse fields, particularly across academic administration and government service.
His initiatives have had great impact on achieving paramount advancements in education, technical and vocational training, coordinating the alignment between specialised education and the developmental needs and aspirations of the UAE, thereby laying the cornerstone for the empowerment of the Emirati workforce.