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Huda Al Hashimi

Assistant Director General for Strategy + Innovation, Prime Ministers Office

Mrs. Huda AlHashimi holds the post of Assistant Director-General for Strategy & Innovation, overseeing the Strategy & Policy Sector and Mohammed bin Rashid Center for Government Innovation, at the Prime Minister’s Office in the Ministry of Cabinet Affairs and Future. Her main role is to ensure the successful execution of the UAE Vision 2021 and National Innovation Strategy by developing, coordinating, reviewing and monitoring federal policies, as well ensuring effective and timely planning and delivery of the UAE government’s strategic outcomes. In addition, Mrs. AlHashimi is responsible for the launch of the Government accelerators, the world's first Accelerator focusing on the rapid delivery of high priority government programs following a unique and innovative approach. Mrs. AlHashimi is also responsible for leading the setup and running of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Center for Government Innovation, which was established to stimulate and enrich the culture of innovation within the government sector through the development of an integrated innovation framework. Before joining the office Mrs. AlHashimi served as the Director of Institutional Management & Governance in the Executive Council of Dubai. responsible for developing and jointly leading the implementation of a wide-ranging programme of institutional setup and innovative public sector reform programmes to drive increased effectiveness and efficiency throughout the Dubai Government. During the same time, she was also the founding CEO of The Consulting Office, a company that was spun off from The Executive Council, responsible for providing in-house consulting expertise for the reform agenda to the Government. She joined The Executive Office of the HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum since its inception and was part of the core team involved in developing and launching key strategic projects from the concept phase to reality (such as DIFC, Dubai Health Care City). Her last position at TEO was Head of Innovation, tasked with coming up with innovative ideas for both the City of Dubai and its Government. Previously she worked at the Department of Civil Aviation. She is a member of the supreme committee for the Mohammad bin Rashid Smart Learning program as well as a Board Member of the UAE Gender Balance Council and the Dubai Women Establishment. She is also a board member of Hamdan bin Mohammed Innovation Award and in Dubai Women’s Establishment and a member in the Palmwood Creative Council. Moreover, HE is a member of the Advisory Board of Emirates ICT Innovation Center (EBTIC) based at Khalifa University. Mrs. AlHashimi holds a BSC in Business Administration from the Higher Colleges of Technology. She graduated with distinction and highest honor and was awarded the Sheikh Rashid Award for Scientific Excellence. She is also an Alumni of London Business School and was enrolled in the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Leadership Program.

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