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. She is also an Advisor for Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwomen of the Family Development Foundation.
H.E. Dr. Maitha 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. Maitha Al Shamsi contributed by taking part in local, regional and international committees such as Board of Trustees in Abu Dhabi University; Member of the Advisory Council on the Arab knowledge Report; Member of the Sorbonne- Abu Dhabi University; member of the UNESCO’s Scientific Committee for Arab States; and a member in Follow-up Committee on Recommendations of the Ministers of Higher Education and Scientific Research in the Arab World .
H.E. Al Shamsi holds a doctorate in sociology from Ain Shams University in the year 1992, and Master Degree in sociology from Alexandria University in the year 1988 as well as a B.A. in sociology from King Saud University at KSA in Year 1980.