KU Affairs

His Highness Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Chairs Khalifa University Board of Trustees Meeting

February 29, 2024

His Highness Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Khalifa University of Science and Technology, chaired a meeting that was attended by board members and members of Khalifa University leadership.


His Excellency Homaid Al Shimmari, Vice-Chairman, and other members including His Excellency Salem Butti Salem Al Qubaisi, Director-General of the UAE Space Agency, His Excellency Dr. Saleh Al Hashmi, Director, Group Commercial and In-Country Value Directorate, ADNOC, Anas Jawdat Al Barguthi, Chief Operating Officer of ADQ, Dr. Horst Simon, Director of ADIA Lab, and John W. Nicholson Jr., Chief Executive, Lockheed Martin Middle East, attended the meeting.


Coinciding with the Khalifa University Research and Innovation Day 2024, the meeting reviewed the University’s progress in academic, research, innovation and entrepreneurship during the year and discussed future plans and strategic initiatives. 


As part of the Research and Innovation Day 2024, His Highness Sheikh Hamed viewed the 100-plus innovative projects. His Highness Sheikh Hamed also attended the technology startup pitches that represent the commercialization process of the innovations emanating from Khalifa University laboratories.


Participating in KU Innovation Talks as part of the Research and Innovation Day 2024, Dr. Saleh Al Hashmi shared his perspectives on Energy Transition, which was also attended by His Excellency Dr. Ahmed Belhoul Al Falasi, UAE Minister of Education, His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Al Kuwaiti, Head of UAE Cybersecurity Council, Professor Sir John O’ Reilly, President, Dr. Arif Sultan Al Hammadi, Executive Vice-President, and Dr. Ebrahim Al Hajri, Senior Vice-President, Support Services. Dr. Saleh also took part in a panel discussion  later that included Dr. Ray O. Johnson, Chief Executive Officer, Technology Innovation Institute (TII) and was moderated by Professor Sir John O’ Reilly.


Clarence Michael
Science Writer
29 February 2024