H.E. Anwar Gargash

Diplomatic Advisor to the President of the United Arab Emirates

Anwar Gargash is the diplomatic advisor to the president of the United Arab Emirates. He is recognized as one of the main public voices of the UAE government.

Gargash served as a professor of political science at the UAE National University. In 2006, he was appointed minister of state for federal national council affairs. Two years later, he was named minister of state for foreign affairs.

As chair of the National Elections Committee, Gargash oversaw the UAE’s first elections in 2006 and created an information technology team that established the first e-voting system in the Middle East. He continues to help shape the UAE’s political and economic future by serving as chair of several government entities, including the National Committee to Combat Human Trafficking and the boards of trustees of the Dubai School of Government and Al Owais Cultural Foundation.