Ruler of Sharjah Chairs First SRTI Park Board Meeting

7 December 2017

SHARJAH: Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, has chaired the first meeting of the Board of Directors of Sharjah’s Research, Technology and Innovation Park (SRTIP) “Free Zone Authority,” at the American University of Sharjah (AUS).

During the meeting, Sheikh Sultan approved the names of the members of the Board of Directors as per the recommendations of the AUS’ Board of Trustees. 

The board is chaired by Sheikh Sultan and includes nine members. Mr. Hamid D. Jafar, Engineer. Salah Bin Butti Al-Muhairi, Dr. Rashid Obaid Al-Leem, Mr. Abdulla Salim Al-Turifi, Mr. Charles Cotton, Mr. Riad T. Sadik, Dr. Björn Kjerfve, Dr. Hamid Al Nuaimi and Mr. Hussain Mohamed Al-Mahmoudi.

The board shall elect a Vice-Chairman from among its members during its first meeting. The Decision shall be effective from the date of issuance and shall be published in the Official Gazette. Any provision contrary to the provisions of this law shall be repealed.

The board approved the budget and park strategy as well as the organisational structure and work plan for the next phase. He also reviewed the development of work for the facilities of the main building.

He further directed the activation of public-private partnership in the fields of research, development and technology in a manner that facilitates co-operation between the academic sector and various segments of society.