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His Excellency Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi

His Excellency Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi

Chairman of Sharjah Media Centre; Member of the Sharjah Executive Council, UAE

His Excellency Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Arkansas State University in Arkansas, U.S.A. and a Master of Science Degree in Computer Information Systems from University of Detroit Mercy in Michigan, U.S.A. 

His Excellency Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi has become a member of the Sharjah Executive Council since 2006.

His key achievements in the media sector include:

  • Establishing and restructuring Sharjah Media Corporation in 2009 and placing Sharjah TV, Sharjah Radio, Sharjah Sports Channel and Sharjah Media Training Centre under its umbrella
  • Launching the International Government Communication Forum in 2011
  • Establishing Sharjah Media Centre’s Government Communication Unit in 2011
  • Launching the Sharjah Government Communication Award in 2012
  • Establishing Al Sharqiya TV in 2012
  • Establishing Sharjah Government Communication Network in 2013
  • Establishing Al Majaz Amphitheatre in 2014
  • Establishing Sharjah24.ae in 2015
  • Launching of Sharjah Events website, SharjahEvents.ae, in 2016

He has held a number of senior positions including:

  • Deputy Chairman of the Sharjah Petroleum Council since 1999
  • Chairman of Sharjah Pipeline Company “Anabeeb” since 2003
  • Chairman of Basma Group since 2005
  • Member of the board of directors of Dana Gas since 2005
  • Chairman of Sharjah Media Corporation since 2010
  • Chairman of Sharjah National Oil Company since 2010
  • Chairman of Sharjah Media Centre since 2011
  • Chairman of Sharjah General Services Company “Khadamat” since 2013
  • Chairman of Tilal Properties since 2014

He has also held senior positions in the environmental sector, including:

  • Chairman of Green Planet LLC. since 2005
  • Chairman of the Medical Waste Company “Wekaya” LLC. since 2010

He has numerous achievements in the development of Sharjah’s tourism and culture sector, including:

  • Deputy Chairman of Sharjah Equestrian and Racing Club (2002-2011)
  • Holding the position of Chairman of Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority – SCTDA (2006-2012)
  • Inauguration of Sharjah Water Festival and F1 Powerboat Race (2007)
  • Inauguration of Sharjah Light Festival (2011)
  • Chairman of the Executive Committee for the Sharjah Islamic Culture Capital for the year 2014

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