Dr. Ebtesam Al-Ketbi is the President and Founder of the Emirates Policy Center. Dr. Al-Ketbi is a Professor of Political Science at the United Arab Emirates University. In recognition of her role and the great respect she enjoys as part of the distinguished elite in the UAE and the Gulf region, Dr. Al-Ketbi was appointed in 2015 as a Member of the Consultative Commission of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). In 2018, she made it to the ‘50 Most Influential Women’ list in the Arab world, while in 2019, Dr. Al-Ketbi received the ‘Women Super Achiever Award’ during the World Women Leadership Congress. In 2021, she was made an Advisor on the Global Commission for Post-Pandemic Policy.