Her Excellency Dr. Maitha bint Salem Al Shamsi
Minister of State
Her Excellency Dr. Maitha bint Salem Al Shamsi joined the Federal Government in 2008 as Minister of State and she chaired the Marriage Fund till February 2016. Her Excellency is also an Advisor for Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwomen of the Family Development Foundation. She has held several academic positions at the United Arab Emirates University, including the Vice Chancellor for Scientific Research.
H.E. Dr. Maitha Al Shamsi participated in many meetings at the United Nations and its organizations such as ESCWA and UNIFEM to discuss issues of scientific research, women, population, migration, employment and development.
H.E. Dr. Maitha Al Shamsi participated in meetings of the United Nations and its organizations such as ESCWA and UNIFEM to discuss issues related to scientific research, women, population, migration, employment and development, as a researcher in a number of social fields in the GCC countries and one of the experts in migration, population and development. She has many published studies and books in these fields.
H.E. contributed by taking part in local, regional and international committees, such as the Board of Trustees of the University of Abu Dhabi, the Advisory Council for the Arab Knowledge Report, the Board of Directors of the Sorbonne-Abu Dhabi University, the UNESCO Scientific Committee for Arab States on Education and Scientific Research, and the Committee on the recommendations of the Ministers of Higher Education And scientific research in the Arab world.
Her Excellency holds a PhD in Sociology from Ain Shams University - Egypt.