Director General
H. E. Engineer Majed Sultan Al Mesmar

Director General of the Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority (TDRA) according to Federal Decree No. 94 of 2021

H. E. Engineer Majed Sultan Al Mesmar supervises the implementation of TDRA’s responsibilities in accordance with the Federal Law by Decree No. 3 of 2003 Regarding the Organization of Telecommunications Sector, as amended. The law mandates regulating the telecommunications sector in the UAE and ensuring a fair competitive environment in the UAE’s telecom market. On 27 September 2020, Decree No. 23 was issued, under which, the phrase “Digital Government” was added to the authority’s name and relevant functions were added to its scope as per the directives of the wise leadership.

In 2017, Al Mesmar was appointed Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the ICT Fund, which aims to achieve rapid and tangible developments in the UAE’s ICT sector. As the Chairman, Al Mesmar supervises the ICT Fund's investments in financing education projects which involves preparing national cadres to lead the digital future, and supporting scientific research, national projects and technology incubators.

He has 30 years of experience in the field of telecommunications, related technologies, wireless networks, planning and development, project management, policies, strategies and regulations. He worked locally at Etisalat, regionally at Mobily (Etihad Etisalat Co.) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and internationally at Etisalat - India.

Throughout his rich career, Al Mesmar held many senior positions, such as Deputy Director General for the Telecommunications Sector at TDRA, Senior Vice President of Etisalat Group for International Private Projects, Chief Operating Officer of Etisalat - India, and Chief Technical Officer of Mobily, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Al Mesmar is a member of the Policies and Legislation Committee of the Fourth Industrial Revolution Council, a member of the Board of Dubai Chamber of Digital Economy, a member of the UAE Council for Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain, a member of the Special Steering Committee for 5G, a member of the Higher Committee of the Mohammed bin Rashid Smart Education Programme, in addition to being a member of many other national committees.

Al Mesmar was elected Chairman of the Plenipotentiary Conference 2018 (PP18), which is the largest global event in the ICT field and the highest body in the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). PP18 was held at the Dubai World Trade Center.

Al Mesmar chaired the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in Geneva 2018 and led TDRA’s team to win the UAE’s hosting of the World Radio Conference (WRC-23).

Al Mesmar obtained a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University, Boston in 1990. He is a graduate of Etisalat’s Future Leadership Programme (2006-2008) in the Executive Category and a graduate of the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Leadership Programme (2008-2010) in the Government Leaders Category.

About the team
Board of Directors

H.E. Talal Humaid Belhoul

Chairman, TDRA Board of Directors

H.E. Rashed Mohamed Al Mutawaa

Board Member

H.E. Walid Falah Al Mansoorie

Board Member

H.E. Dr. Mohammad Hamad Al Kuwaiti

Board Member

H.E. Saeed bin Abid Al Muhairi

Board Member

H.E. Noura Mohammad Al Marzouqi

Board Member

H.E. Ahmed Saif Al Neyadi

Board Member

H.E. Shamsa Jaber Al Falasi

Board Member

H.E. Raed Abdulla Musallam Abdulla Aljneibi

Board Member

Noura Ali Alhouli

Board Member