Experts Network

MEKEI, in conjunction with WASD, has built a strong network of researchers, policy makers, educators, consultants and employers from all parts of the world to exchange knowledge and experience and discuss current developments and challenges. This directory can be used to help find, support and collaborate with experts from the network. Interested in joining the expert directory? Complete the application form. Please check your details in our directory after 48 hrs and if you can not find your name, please contact the directory coordinator at You can also join the expert directories of our sister organisation: World Association for Sustainable Development (WASD) and Sudan Knowledge (SK).

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Dr. Yasir Alnaqbi

Director Government of Abu DhabiAbu Dhabi Excellence Office


Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE Anniversary: January 1, 1999


Dr. Yasir is the Director Abu Dhabi Excellence Program – Government of Abu Dhabi. He holds PhD from Salford University, Manchester, UK, MSc Engineering Management from Brunel University, UK and MSc Project Management from George Washington University, USA. Yasir was the Manager for Abu Dhabi Award for Excellence in Gov. Performance, General Secretariat of Executive Council (2008-2011); Project Manager, Special Project Department, General Secretariat of Executive Council (2007-2008); Project Leader, Project Office Division, Abu Dhabi Retirement Pensions and Benefits Fund (2005-2007) and he also worked as Mechanical Supervisor Engineer (Maritime field), National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC), Abu Dhabi (2002-2005). Yasir is a business oriented professional with 10 years of experience in Organization Development through the use of Total Quality Management (TQM), Project Management, Strategy Formation and Performance Systems. He led various change management programmes at different levels (Government, Organization and Departmental) with a strong belief in continuous improvement, customer service, people development, innovation, creativity, knowledge management and modernization.