Salem Butti Salem Al Qubaisi has been appointed as the new Director-General of the UAE Space Agency.
President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has issued a Federal Decree appointing Al Qubaisi.
He will lead the UAE Space Agency's efforts to develop space sciences and associated advanced technologies, establish related regulations and policies, in addition to bilateral and multilateral international partnerships, as well as promoting national capabilities.
Al Qubaisi brings more than 20 years of experience in the fields of military aviation and defence in the public and private sectors.
He holds a bachelor's degree in electrical and electronic engineering from California State University Sacramento, and a master's in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington.