H.E. Ali Rashid Al Nuaimi

Chairman, Hedayah

H.E. Ali Rashid Al Nuaimi currently serves as the first chairman of the International Steering Board of Hedayah, the International Center of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism, based in Abu Dhabi. He is also the founder and chairman of the World Council of Muslim Communities. Furthermore, Al Nuaimi is a founding member of the Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies and the first secretary general of the Muslim Council of Elders. Al Nuaimi is also the founder and chairman of Al-Majal Media and the editor-in-chief of Al-Ain News Portal, a comprehensive Arab news portal. Additionally, he is the founder of 7D News based in London, covering international news. As a pioneer of educational reform and policy in the UAE, Al Nuaimi served as the chancellor of the United Arab Emirates University and the chairman of the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge in his capacity as a member of the Executive Council of the Government of Abu Dhabi.