Amer Mohammad Al Ghafri is senior Director of Space Engineering Department at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre and Head of the Satellite Development Program as part of the UAE National Space Programme. He holds several leadership roles at MBRSC from SW unit, to Space Systems Section. He previously covered different roles in the main MBRSC Space projects as Head of AIT of DubaiSat-1, Deputy Project Manager of DubaiSat-2 and Project Manager of KhalifaSat, the first UAE satellite to be developed in the UAE, with 100% UAE leadership. He currently is the Project Manager of MBZSat, named after HH Shielh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of UAE. This mission is in particular a key milestone for the Space industry in the UAE, as it has a major development done by the UAE private sector. This mission aims at localizing the Space economy with strong partnership between government and private sector. Amer Mohammad Al Ghafri was awarded the UAE Pride Medal in 2014, for his achievement in building the engineering and scientific capabilities of UAE nationals. He holds a bachelor degree in Electronic Engineering, and a Master degree in Aerospace Engineering.
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