Her Excellency Ohoud bint Khalfan Al Roumi
Minister of State for Government Development and the Future
Her Excellency Ohood bint Khalfan Al Roumi is the Minister of State for Happiness in the new UAE Cabinet, announced in February 2016. The new ministry aims to promote the UAE’s plans, programmes and policies to promote the happiness of the UAE society. Her Excellency has been appointed to handle the portfolio of Quality of Life following the cabinet reshuffle of October 2017.
She is also Director General of the Prime Minister’s Office of UAE. She oversees multiple strategic projects and initiatives such as UAE Centennial 2071, UAE Vision 2021, The National Agenda, the UAE Government Strategy, The National Strategy for Innovation, Mohammed Bin Rashid Centre For Government Innovation, Government Performance Management System “Adaa”, Sheikh Khalifa Government Excellence Program, Mohammed Bin Rashid Government Excellence Award, UAE Government Leaders Programme, Emirates Government Service Excellence Program, Global Star Rating System for Services, World GovTechioneers, Best M-Government Service and Mohammed Bin Rashid Policies Council.
In addition, H.E Al Roumi is the Vice-President of World Government Summit Organization, and she has formally occupied several positions within the Government of Dubai and Federal Government. She was Head of the Economic Policy at The Executive Office of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President Prime Minister of UAE Ruler of Dubai, and prior to that she was Manager of the Business Research at Dubai Chamber of Commerce.
The United Nations Foundation has announced the selection of H.E Al Roumi for membership of the Global Entrepreneurship Council (GEC), making her the first Arab member in the council. She also made the Young Global Leaders (YGL) list with World Economic Forum (WEF) in the year 2012 and is a board member of Dubai Museum of the Future Foundation.
Her Excellency Ohoud bint Khalfan Al Roumi holds an Executive Master’s Degree in Business Administration (EMBA) from the University of Sharjah and a Bachelor’s in Economics from the College of Business and Economics, United Arab Emirates University. She is also a graduate from Mohammed Bin Rashid Program for Leadership Development.