Dubai School of Government Holds First Meeting of New Board of Trustees
The Dubai School of Government (DSG) held the first meeting of its newly appointed board of trustees.
Set up in accordance with Law No. (3) for the year 2012 issued by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the new board reflects the confidence of the Government of Dubai in the role and mission of DSG and its keenness to support the school’s performance and success.
His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, had earlier this year issued Executive Council Resolution No. (22) appointing a new board of trustees for DSG for a three-year term.
The new board of trustees will continue to be chaired by His Excellency Dr. Anwar Mohammed Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Minister of State for Federal National Council Affairs.
Members of the new board of trustees include Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, Minister of Foreign Trade, His Excellency Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansoori, Minister of Economy; His Excellency Humaid Mohammed Al Qutami, Minister of Education; His Excellency Tariq Hilal Lootah, DSG’s Executive President, His Excellency Ahmad Bin Byat, CEO of Dubai Holding, and His Excellency Qadhi Saeed Murooshid, Director General of Dubai Health Authority. The private sector is represented on the board by His Excellency Abdullah Majid Al Ghurair Chairman and Managing Director of Abdulla and Hamad Al Ghurair Investment LLC, and His Excellency Omar Abdullah Al Futtaim, Vice Chairman of Al Futtaim Group.
Following the first official meeting, His Excellency Dr. Anwar Mohamed Gargash, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, said: “The board members plan to enhance the distinguished role DSG plays as a model in the Arab world and share the Emirati experience in governance and best practices with the region. We are confident in the new board’s ability to represent the school in the best possible way, across local and international forums. The board is also set to play an active role in the development of plans and projects that help achieve the objectives of the school in line with the vision of its founders and the aspirations of our staff members.”
His Excellency Dr. Gargash added: “Our meeting was very positive, and our commitment to the development of this school is as strong as ever. We are now ready to work towards streamlining various operations. For instance, we will be placing extra emphasis on encouraging our staff to attend training courses. Furthermore, we will continue to implement the recommendations issued by the Dubai Government regarding the preparation of the final strategic plan, as well as the recommendations raised by the Ministry of Higher Education on the MPA program to allow the school to resume recruiting students from the UAE and abroad.”
The Board of Trustees was also briefed on DSG’s activities and achievements as well as the financial report of 2011-2012. The members praised the school’s efforts to remain on the path of success and financial stability. The Council also authorized the chairman to form a new school board, which will include the Executive President and the Dean in addition to a number of faculty members and senior management at DSG.