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UAE Ministry of Foreign Trade: Mattar Ahmad Al Ali Director of the Department of Analysis and Trade

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United Arab Emirates - March 12, 2009, United Arab Emirates - The UAE Ministry of Foreign Trade has announced the appointment of Dr. Mattar Ahmad Al Ali as a Director of the Department of Analysis and Trade Information.

Dr. Al Ali holds a PhD. in urbanization and population from the University of Wales, United Kingdom, and an MS in geography with specialization in land-use specialization from Eastern Michigan University in the US. Dr. Al Ali also has a diploma from the UN-affiliated Cairo Demographic Centre as well as a BA degree in Geography from the University of Cairo. The new director previously served as an adviser to the activities of the UN Development Programme in the UAE, where he was responsible for overseeing various development plans programs and coordinating UAE Government, the local governments and the various activities of the program in the country. He also served as director of the Statistics Division of the Department of Planning in Abu Dhabi between 1979 and 2000, during which he was responsible for all actions related to the development of statistical work in Abu Dhabi. Dr. Al Ali's academic experiences include lectures at several universities and educational institutions in addition to published contributions in daily newspapers and local and global magazines revolving on employment, Emiratization, demographic structure, urban development, and statistical d

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