AbuDhabi Media’s Chairman appointed as UAE’s Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology


By July 06, 2020



The new UAE government structure, approved and announced by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has been revealed. It included an announcement that H.E, Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, current chairman of AbuDhabi Media, the country’s main state broadcaster, is now appointed to as Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology.


HH Sheikh Mohammed announced that UAE would be "canceling 50% of government service centers and converting them to digital platforms within two years while merging about 50% of federal agencies with each other or within ministries creating new government ministerial positions".


This would also mean creating executive heads in specialized sectors. His tweets continued:


"Creating Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology that works to develop the industrial sector in the country, merged the Emirates Authority For Standardization & Metrology with it and moved the Minister of State for Advanced Sciences to be under its umbrella. Sultan Al Jaber will be Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology."


It is not immediately clear whether or not Abu Dhabi Media’s management structure will be impacted as a result of the government enhancement