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H.E. Dr. Ahmed Awad Ahmed Binmubarak

Minister of Foreign & Expatriates Affairs of Yemen
Dr. Ahmed Awad BinMubarak holds a PhD in Business Administration from the University of Baghdad and received the Distinguished Graduate Shield from the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies (NESA) of National Defense University in Washington, DC. He worked as an Assistant Professor in several Yemeni universities and headed the Business Administration Centre for Graduate Studies at Sana’a University. He has supervised dozens of university thesis and dissertations and worked as a consultant for several international institutions in and outside Yemen. He was the head of the academic group in the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) and has chaired and actively participated in memberships of Boards of Directors for a number of civil society institutions and private sector. In 2012, Dr. BinMubarak was appointed as a member of the Preparatory Committee in charge of preparing for the biggest turning points in the Yemeni transitional process as an independent representative, and was elected as committee rapporteur.
On January 18, 2013, President Hadi issued a decree assigning him Secretary General of the Comprehensive National Dialogue Conference, to lead 120 employees in addition to hundreds of volunteers who were among the finest young men and women working in Yemen. He facilitated mediation efforts and technical support for the 565 participating members, and most importantly for the members of the Constitution Drafting Committee.

Dr. BinMubarak, along with the United Nations, chaired the Steering Committee and the Peacebuilding Fund and played a facilitating role for many crucial sessions in the Conciliation Committee as well as the Southern Issue committee. During the final stages of the conference, Dr. BinMubarak was appointed as a member and rapporteur of the Territory Determination committee that defined the parameters of the proposed new federal Yemen.

On multiple occasions, President Hadi also sent him as his special envoy to the United Nations Security Council and to the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council. In 2014, he was appointed Director of the Presidential Office (i.e., Chief of Staff) and in the same year appointed to be Prime Minister for which he declined in accepting the position. Dr. BinMubarak was kidnapped in January 2015 by the Houthi militia while carrying the original new draft constitution to present it to the National Authority to Monitor the Implementation of the Outcomes of the National Dialogue. Dr. BinMubarak has participated in most of the United Nations peace talks as an advisor to the negotiating team for the legitimate government of the Republic of Yemen. In July 2015, he was appointed Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Yemen to the United States of America, in Washington, DC, and has also functioned as non-resident ambassador to Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico. He was also appointed as the Permanent Representative of Yemen to the United Nations during the year 2018.