Ambassador to the United States, Embassy of the United Arab Emirates
Yousef Al Otaiba is the Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to the United States and Minister of State. His tenure at the UAE Embassy in Washington, DC has been marked by several bilateral accomplishments in the fields of security, civil nuclear energy, health, education, culture, equal human rights and more. Among his biggest successes thus far include his involvement in the US-UAE 123 Agreement and the Abraham Accords normalization pact between the UAE and Israel in 2020. Ambassador Al Otaiba is a current Leadership Council Member of the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and helped introduce the Emirates Leadership Initiative in 2014. In addition, he serves on the Board of Directors for the Special Olympics, where he’s worked hard to develop new opportunities for athletes with intellectual disabilities, including the 2019 World Games in Abu Dhabi. He also serves on the Board of Trustees for the American University in Cairo and has been closely affiliated with Meridian International Center, Children’s National Medical Center and the UAE Embassy’s Community Soccer Program.