Dr. Mohammed Abdullah Al-Ali

CEO and Founder of the New TRENDS Research and Advisory

Dr. Mohammad Al-Ali is The CEO and Founder of the new TRENDS Research & Advisory & Senior Researcher/Writer and an Emirati author, specializing in strategic and political affairs.

Dr. Al-Ali received a Ph.D. in Criminology from Mutah University. He obtained a Master of Arts in Diplomacy from the American University in the Emirates, and a Bachelor’s in media, radio, and television from the UAE University.

He has vast experience in the media where he supervised magazines and academic journals covering and analyzing regional and international developments. He has worked as Editor-in-Chief of several scholarly periodicals and has held important positions in think-tanks.

Dr. Al-Ali has produced several studies including The Role of Electronic Press in Creating Awareness Among the Youth in Arab Gulf Countries, published in the Annals of Arts and Social Sciences in Kuwait. He has also presented numerous research papers at various international conferences.

Dr. Mariam Ibrahim Al Mahmoud

Deputy Director-General at the Anwar Gargash Diplomatic Academy

Dr. Mariam Ibrahim Al-Mahmoud is the Deputy Director-General at the Anwar Gargash Diplomatic Academy (AGDA) since March 2020 and a Board member of TRENDS Research & Advisory. She joined the AGDA in 2015 as the Director of the Executive Training Department, where she established and supported the strategic and operational priorities of its executive training program.

Dr. Al-Mahmoud has held several government roles in the UAE, including, Director for Education and Training and Official Spokesperson at the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR) in Abu Dhabi (2011-2015). In this role, she oversaw FANR’s Knowledge Management Program.

Dr. Al-Mahmoud received her Doctorate in Business Administration from the UAE University in 2019 and Master of Business Administration from Zayed University in 2011. In 2007, she received her Master of Education degree, specializing in Educational Leadership, and in 2003, she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications and Media Science from Zayed University.

Dr. Arif Sultan Al-Hammadi

Executive Vice President, Khalifa University of Science Technology

Dr. Arif Sultan Al-Hammadi is serving as the Executive Vice President at the Khalifa University of Science Technology, UAE. He is a Board member of TRENDS Research & Advisory, a member of the Emirates Scientists Council, a Member of the Board of Trustees of UAE Water Aid (Suqia), a Board Member of the Sanad Aero Solutions, and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Minister of Interior’s Award for Scientific Research.

Dr. Al-Hammadi is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Armed Forces and Innovation Award, a Board member of ADNOC Schools, and a member of Abu Dhabi Sports Council. He chairs the steering committee of the UAE Graduate Research Conference (UAE-GRC). Dr. Al-Hammadi received a Ph.D. in Telecommunications from the Queen Mary University, London, in 2000, and a Bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications Engineering with Honors from Etisalat University College-UAE (1994).