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His Excellency Omar Sultan Al Olama

Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Remote Work Applications – UAE | Managing Director of the World Government Summit Organization


His Excellency Omar Sultan Al Olama

His Excellency Omar Sultan Al Olama was appointed as the Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence in October 2017. In July 2020, he was also appointed as the Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Remote Work Applications. His responsibilities include enhancing the government performance levels by investing in the latest technologies and tools of artificial intelligence and applying them in various sectors.

His Excellency Omar Sultan Al Olama is spearheading UAE's efforts to be seen as a global leader in the digital economy, with a special focus on enhancing the contribution of UAE's digital economy to the GDP. His Excellency is also focused on strengthening the UAE’s position as a global reference in remote work applications.

His Excellency Omar Sultan Al Olama is currently the Managing Director of the World Government Summit. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Dubai Future Foundation and Deputy Managing Director of the Foundation. He is also Chairman of Dubai Chamber of Digital economy. In November 2017, the UAE government announced selecting HE. Omar Al Olama as a member of the Future of Digital Economy and Society Council at the World Economic Forum.

During his work in the Future Department at the Ministry of Cabinet Affairs and the Future, His Excellency participated in developing the UAE Centennial 2071 strategy that aims to position the UAE as the best country in the world. He also participated in developing the UAE 4th Industrial Revolution Strategy that aims to promote the UAE’s status as a global hub for the 4th Industrial Revolution and develop a national economy based on knowledge, innovation and future technologies. Prior to his appointment, His Excellency worked on developing the UAE’s Artificial Intelligence Strategy, making it the first such strategy of its kind globally.

His Excellency Omar Sultan Al Olama worked in several sectors including the banking sector, telecommunications, private enterprises and government. H.E. Omar Sultan Al Olama also worked on developing and executing strategies, risk analysis, change management and scenario planning. His Excellency Omar Sultan Al Olama holds a Diploma in Project Management and Excellence from the American University of Sharjah and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the American University of Dubai.

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