Salem Humaid Al Marri is the Assistant Director General for Scientific and Technical Affairs for the Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST). His role is centered on ensuring the vision and mission of EIAST are achieved through the different technical and scientific programs being run. With over 10 years of experience in the space field, Al Marri was part of the team who established EIAST. He is currently overseeing the expansion of EIAST in different scientific and technical fields, along with its continued development in the space field, and working towards ensuring all initiatives serve the stakeholders with useful, value-added services. Al Marri holds a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University at Boston, Massachusetts, and an MBA in Strategy and Marketing from ICS Hitotsubashi at Tokyo, Japan.