H.E. Dr. Rauda Saeed Al Saadi
H.E. Dr. Rauda Saeed Al Saadi currently serves as Director General of the Abu Dhabi Digital Authority (ADDA). As such, she is leading the digital transformation of the Emirate, delivering a digital government that is proactive, personalized, collaborative and secure. With over 18 years of experience in the field, Dr. Al Saadi leverages her leadership and executive management skills to serve national efforts aimed at delivering services and building ecosystems that enrich quality of life and multiply opportunities for business and personal growth. Dr. Al Saadi is a current member of the ‘UAE Council for Artificial Intelligence’ and shares the Council’s interest in applying the latest in digital innovation across sectors towards a competitive, sustainable and globally open economy in line with the vision of the UAE leadership.
Prior to her current role, Dr. Al Saadi served as the Director General of the Executive Committee Office of the Executive Council of Abu Dhabi, as well as Director of Infrastructure and Environment at the Office of the Vice-Chairman of the Executive Council.
Moreover, Dr. Al Saadi is a current member of the ‘UAE Council for Artificial Intelligence’ and shares the Council’s interest in implementing the latest technologies across different sectors in line with the UAE’s leadership Vision. Additionally, she has made significant international and local contributions to a range of important scientific and applied studies that include major partnerships between the public and the private sectors, project management and infrastructure.
Dr. Al Saadi holds several degrees with high honors, including a PhD in Engineering, an M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering, and a B.S. in Architecture, in addition to a Master’s certificate in project management from George Washington University, USA.
She has received numerous significant awards, including several recognitions under the ‘Excellence in Government Performance’ award initiated by H.H. Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council. H.H.
Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union (GWU), President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation (FDF), the "Mother of the UAE” granted two badges of honor to Dr. Al Saadi. In addition, she has also received twice the H.H. Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum Award for Distinguished Academic Performance.
Dr. Al Saadi was selected as one of the top 100 Inspirational Emirati Women by the Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority for her pioneering efforts in elevating the status of Emirati women and enhancing their role in the UAE's comprehensive sustainable development agenda initiated by the country’s wise leadership.