Ahmed Obaid Al Mansoori

Ahmed Obaid Al Mansoori is the founder of the Strategists Center, a think tank focused on Middle Eastern geopolitical affairs, and is the Managing Director at Al-Mansoori Consultancy, whose clients include governments, NGOs, and private corporations. Previously, Ahmed was a member of the UAE Federal National Council; pioneered the development of the UAE space sector, including satellite design, manufacturing, and operations; and established Dubai Consultancy, a think tank that has assisted the government in sector development, security, dynamics of power, and international relations. He has also held many positions in the govern- ment of Dubai relating to developing Dubai into its current status as a hub for business and tourism. Ahmed is the founder of three museums under the trade name Cross- roads of Civilizations, aiming to promote multiculturalism, tolerance, and coexistence.