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H. E Mubarak Al Shamsi

Director General at ACTVET


Born in Al Ain in 1970. Graduated from the University of North Carolina in Charlotte (United States of America). In 1995, Mubarak Al Shamsi began his career with the Higher Colleges of Technology – Al Ain as Supervisor of Student Affairs and Community Relations, subsequently becoming Dean of Students’ Services & Community Relations. In 2005, he further pursued his education, earning his Master’s Degree in Education Administration, major in Education Leadership and Management, from Queensland University of Technology (Australia). His passion for education was to be exploited upon his return to the UAE, as he was appointed the Director General for Abu Dhabi Educational Council (ADEC) in 2006. In 2008, he joined the Institute of Applied Technology (IAT). His contributions have led directly to many of the successes that IAT has accomplished. Simultaneously, in 2009 he was assigned as Project Director with a mandate to establish the National Qualifications Authority (NQA). Mubarak Al Shamsi was appointed as Deputy Director General of Abu Dhabi Center for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (ACTVET) by Amiri Decree No. (2) in 2011. In 2014 he was assigned as Director General by Amiri Decree number (81), the position he is currently holding. His belief in the future of technical education, and the need for technology to be led by young qualified Emiratis, lies at the core of ACTVET. In addition to his role in ACTVET, Mubarak Al Shamsi holds the following Board member positions: Member of Abu Dhabi Vocational Educational Institute Board of Directors in 2013 by Amiri Decree number (30).Member of Zayed University Board of Directors in 2014 by the UAE Cabinet resolution.Member of Zayed Higher Organization for Humanitarian Care & Special Needs Board of Directors in 2014 by Amiri Decree number (7). Member of Abu Dhabi Tawteen Council Board of Directors in 2014 by Amiri Decree number (64).Member of National Qualifications Authority Board of Directors in 2015 by The Cabinet Resolution number (16/6/150).Member of Dar Zayed for Family Care Board of Directors in 2015 by Amiri Decree number (108).