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The UAE Digital Economy Council is tasked with supervising and implementing the initiatives of the UAE Digital Economy Strategy, monitoring the performance of the digital economy and measuring its contribution to the UAE’s GDP, and tracking the UAE’s progress and ranking in the global competitiveness indicators related to the digital economy.

Council Members

H.E. Omar Sultan Al Olama

Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Remote Work Applications

H.E. Abdulla Al Saleh

Undersecretary​ of the Ministry of Economy

H.E. Younis Haji Al-Khoori​

Undersecretary of the Ministry of Finance​

H.E. Majed Sultan Al Mesmar​

Director General of the Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority (TDRA)

H.E. Saif Al Dhaheri​

Assistant Governor for Strategy, Financial Infrastructure and Digital Transformation​, UAE Central Bank

H.E. Dr. Maryam Butti Al Suwaidi ​

CEO of the Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA)​

H.E. Helal Saeed Almarri ​

Director General of Dubai’s ​ Department of Economy and Tourism​

H.E. Hanan Ahli​

Director of the Federal ​ Competitiveness & Statistics Centre

Council Objectives

Propose and unify policies, strategies, and guidelines pertaining to the digital economy, as well as the approaches for assessing it, within the UAE both at the local and federal levels.​

Harmonize the strategic orientation of the digital economy with the strategic goals and priorities of the UAE.​

Oversee the execution of the National Digital Economy Strategy’s initiatives across all entities.​

Track the digital economy’s performance and assess its impact on the overall national economy, along with evaluating the UAE’s advancement in global indicators associated with the digital economy.​

Identify the key digital skills based on the demands within digital sectors.​

Offer guidance to the various economic sectors regarding all aspects of the digital economy.​

Establish strategic alliances with global organizations engaged in the digital economy domain.​

DIGITAL ECONOMY Strategy Framework and objectives