His Excellency Hamad Al Mansoori has been appointed by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, as Head of the Digital Government in the UAE.
AL Mansoori previously held the position of Director-General at the UAE’s Telecom Regulatory Authority (TRA).
“The goal is one digital window for the government and a comprehensive and a complete digital transformation. Recent changes have proven that digital government is an indispensable strategic choice and economic security for business continuity in any circumstances,” said Sheikh Mohammed.
Al Mansoori’s mission is to create a centralized portal for all government services in a “complete digital turnaround”.
The appointment was made in a move to reshuffle the structure of various public sector institutions and the UAE’s Cabinet. The motive behind this move was to ensure that the government makes quicker and effective decisions and to seize the new opportunities presented by the new phase in the country’s history- the move to digital.
“The new government has one year to meet the new priorities,” said Sheikh Mohammed.
Adding that, “Constant changes will remain the slogan of the coming period until we reach the best government model that keeps up in this new era and achieves the aspirations of the Emirati people.”