H.E. Dr. Mubarak AlshamsiDirector General at ACTVET
Dr. Mubarak AlShamsi is the Director General of the Abu Dhabi Center for Technical and Vocational Education and Training, since 2014. He is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of "Dar Zayed for Family Care" in 2020, and the founder and president of "WorldSkills Asia Organization", and the official delegate for UAE for WorldSkills International. He is the founder of the Emirates Standardized Test (EMSAT), and founder and sponsor of the Yes to Work Program and Empower Emiratis for Employment project.
In 2006, Mubarak Al Shamsi was appointed Director General of the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEK). During his reign, higher education institutions were opened in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, including Paris – Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi, Emirates College for Advanced Education, Fatima College for Health Sciences, and INSEAD.
Dr. AlShamsi holds an PhD degree from the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland with a specialization in Leadership and Education.