Dr. Majid Sultan Al Qassimi qualified as a doctor of veterinary medicine at Saint Istvan University in Budapest, Hungary. He has worked as a veterinarian in the field of environment and conservation at public institutions across the UAE. He made a transition to administration as Director of Terrestrial Biodiversity in 2013 at the Environment Agency of Abu Dhabi (EAD). Taking on a larger mandate and leadership role, he has been part of the team that opened up the protected areas of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi to the public. He had a key role at the EAD for reintroduction of endangered species around the world, including the current mission to return Scimitar horned Oryx to Chad. Now as Director of Animal Health and Development with the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, Dr. Majid Sultan Al Qassimi has reached the most senior post as a veterinarian in the country. As one of only five nationals currently in the field he represents a breakthrough in career choice for nationals and is heavily involved with educating his fellow Emiratis and supporting their careers in the sciences.
Dr. Majid Sultan Al Qassimi has always had a keen interest in food security for the UAE and now leads the agenda for the UAE from the Ministry, and believes research and development is critical to the UAE’s future.