Sheikh Mohammed issues Decree forming Board of Emirates Global Centre for Accreditation

In his capacity as Ruler of Dubai, the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has issued Decree No 27 of 2016 forming the Board of the Emirates Global Centre for Accreditation.

According to the Decree, the Director-General of Dubai Municipality chairs the board with Hussein Salem Al Katheeri as Deputy Chairman.

The board comprises Dr Majid Sultan Al Qassimi, Dr Ahmed Ibrahim bin Kalban, Ali Abdullah Al Haj, Saeed Mohammed Al Awadhi, Abdullah Mohammed Al Awar and Atiq Juma Faraj, in addition to the CEO of the Emirates Global Centre for Accreditation; the board will serve for a three-year renewable term.

The Decree is effective from the date of issuance, and shall be published in the Official Gazette.

The Emirates Global Centre for Accreditation was established pursuant to Law No.27 of 2015 issued by Sheikh Mohammed.

The centre aims to enhance Dubai’s position as the global capital of the Islamic economy by gaining international recognition from leading regional and global organisations, facilitating trade exchanges and strengthening the UAE’s role in industry and trade.

It also seeks to contribute towards environment, health and public safety protection, support the national economy, and help raise the competiveness of local economic organisations to international levels.

The centre also provides approval for entities responsible for accreditation and certification according to international best practices.