Dr. Saeed Al Dhaheri

Chairman of the Board

Dr. Saeed Al Dhaheri earned his PhD in biomedical engineering from Drexel University.

Al Dhaheri brings with him 25 years of experience in academics, leadership and advisory roles in public and private sectors. A former IT Advisor to the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dhaheri was also a former Director General of Emirates Identity Authority (EIDA), and played a significant role in developing the UAE national smart ID card project.

Additionally, he was IT advisor to the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA). He has also been the lead assessor for the Dubai Government Excellence Program (DGEP).

Al Dhaheri is one of the first Emiratis to be selected in the US International Space Programme, which was sponsored by NASA in 1988.

Dr. Saeed Al Dhaheri currently serves as the Chairman of Smartworld.