Sheikh Dr. Majid Sultan Al Qassimi: Director at Ministry of Climate Change and Environment & Chief Veterinary Officer of the UAE
Sheikh Dr. Majid Sultan Al Qassimi qualified as a doctor of veterinary medicine at Saint Istvan University in Budapest, Hungary. He started his work as a veterinarian in the zoo and conservation field after graduating. He moved into an administration role as a Director to oversee the Terrestrial Biodiversity and conservation activities at the Environment Agency of Abu Dhabi. He is now, the Chief Veterinary Officer of the UAE and currently Acting Assistant Undersecretary, of the Food Diversity sector, at the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, UAE. He has a keen interest in engaging the youth to further career choices in STEM subjects, and as one of the first veterinarians from his country (there are only 10), he plays a vital role in supporting veterinary education and awareness, through public speaking, advising the university curriculum and career coaching the first batch of vet students.
His work as a policy maker has brought him to the center of Food Security, now looking to create clear direction for the UAE and the middle east on how technology, sustainable agriculture and traditional practices may create a food production revolution in the region. After Developing the Food Diversification strategy for the UAE with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, Dr. Majid has the ability to see both a holistic “all of country” approach to Food Security and development of local food production, as well as dive down into specific technical subjects to navigate challenges and opportunities.
Categories: Agriculture, Biodiversity, Education, Environment, Food & Drink, Leadership, Motivation, Sustainability, Technology