Mr. Essa AbdulRahman Al Hashemi is the Head at the Food Security Office, the Prime Minister’s Office. He has more than 10 years of experience in strategy development and implementation covering a wide range of sectors including infrastructure development, transportation and roads, environment management, food security, green development and quality infrastructure. In his current role, he oversees development of the national future food security strategy in the UAE and adoption of technologies and their utilization in the agri-business sector, and facilitates the development of the country’s food security agenda.
He previously worked with the Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology as the Director of Conformity Affairs and Chief Innovation Officer. He also briefly served as Acting Assistant Undersecretary of Environment Affairs at the Ministry of Environment and Water. Before that, he was the Director of Green Development and Chief Innovation Officer at the ministry. He also held senior positions at the Roads and Transport Authority, including the post of the Director of Planning and Business Development – Public Transport Agency.
Mr. Al Hashemi is a graduate of the Higher Colleges of Technology. He holds a B.Sc. degree in Civil Engineering with a major in transportation and a master’s degree in Business Administration with honors.