Company: Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies and Research
Designation: Director general
Country of residence: United Arab Emirates
As one of the UAE’s greatest intellectuals, Jamal Sana Al Suwaidi oversees research and the formulation of strategic responses to some of the biggest issues facing the country and society. The director general of the independent Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR) since 1994, he is at the forefront of never-ending political, economic and social changes and plays a crucial role in helping to set the UAE’s future paths.
Al Suwaidi has authored multiple books and articles, and is a member of several political science associations, university and college boards and national committees.
His list of awards is longer than his arm, ranging from the Legion of Merit from the late King Hassan II of Morocco and the French Order of Merit (First Class) by France, to the UAE’s Head of State Merit Award, the Emirates Appreciation Award for Science, Arts and Literature and the Abu Dhabi Medal, as well as the keys to two cities.