Sheikha Najla Al Qassimi

Sheikha Najla Al Qassimi

Director of the Global Affairs Division, Dubai Public Policy Research Centre (B’huth)

Areas of expertise

International relations; regional geopolitics


Sheikha Najla Al Qassimi is director of the Global Affairs Division at the Dubai Public Policy Research Centre (B’huth). Her career began at the United Arab Emirates Ministry for Foreign Affairs, where she served as a human rights expert in the UAE mission to the UN in Geneva. She has served as ambassador to various European countries, including Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and Portugal. Prior to B’huth, she worked at Zayed University from August 2016 to June 2018 and at the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies.

Al Qassimi holds a BA in political science from the United Arab Emirates University and a MA in E-Government from Stockholm University.