HE Dr. Al Ahbabi

Director General, UAE Space Agency

HE Dr. Mohammed Nasser Al Ahbabi is considered one of the most qualified & experienced leader within the space industry. The strong believer of UAE’s capabilities in space & science,
Dr. Ahbabi has led YAHSAT MilSatCom and other space projects while playing an active role in ITU-R, United Nations space working groups and various ICT professional associations.
He obtained a PhD in communications from the University of Southampton from the United Kingdom in 2005, and a master's degree for the same university in communications in 2001. He completed a degree in electronic engineering from the University of California in 1998, in addition to many specialized military and government courses.  Dr. Al Ahbabi has also won a series of honors and awards over the years.
Dr. Ahbabi is also a key speaker in a number of international conferences in the area of Smart Defense, mil-Space, Cybersecurity, and Smart governments.