H.E. Ohood bint Khalfan Al Roumi
H.E. Ohood bint Khalfan Al Roumi is the Minister of State for Happiness and Wellbeing and the Director General of the Prime Minister’s Office at the Ministry of Cabinet Affairs and the Future in the UAE government. Her Excellency oversees multiple strategic projects and initiatives such as UAE Centennial 2071, UAE Vision 2021, the National Agenda, the UAE Government Strategy, the National Strategy for Innovation, Mohammed Bin Rashid Centre for Government Innovation, Government Performance Management System “Adaa”, Sheikh Khalifa Government Excellence Program, Mohammed Bin Rashid Government Excellence Award, UAE Government Leaders Programme, Emirates Government Service Excellence Program, Global Star Rating System for Services, Best M-Government Service and Mohammed Bin Rashid Policies Council. In addition, H.E. Al Roumi is the Vice-President of the World Government Summit Organization that holds the World Government Summit annually and brings together governments’ leaders, policy makers, and private sector to explore the future of governments.
H.E. Al Roumi is a member of the Higher National Committee for the Year of Giving, established in 2017 to lead the development of a comprehensive framework for the Year of Giving initiative.
H.E. Al Roumi has extensive experience in management, government policies and strategies as well as leading multiple strategic government initiatives and programs. She held several positions within the Government of Dubai and the Federal Government. She was the Head of Economic Policy at the Executive Office of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. She was also the Manager of Business Research at Dubai Chamber of Commerce. She led several task forces in developing strategic government policies, including Dubai Strategic Plan “Economic Sector” and the Federal Government Strategy.
The United Nations Foundation has recently announced the selection of H.E. Al Roumi for membership of the Global Entrepreneurship Council (GEC), making her the first Arab member in the council. Her Excellency has also been a member of the Young Global Leaders of the World Economic Forum since 2012, a board member of Dubai Museum of the Future Foundation and Deputy Chairman of Board of Trustees of the International Institute for Tolerance.
On March 2017, H.E. Al Roumi has been ranked #36 amongst the 50 greatest world leaders in the 2017 Fortune magazine ranking and became the only Arabic and Muslim character on the list.
H.E. Al Roumi holds an Executive Master’s Degree in Business Administration (EMBA) from the University of Sharjah and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the College of Business and Economics, United Arab Emirates University. She is also a graduate of Mohammed Bin Rashid Program for Leadership Development.