H.E. RAWDHA AL OTAIBA

H.E. RAWDHA AL OTAIBA

DEPUTY HEAD OF MISSION UNITED ARAB EMIRATES EMBASSY IN LONDON, UK
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H.E. Rawdha Al Otaiba is the Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy of United Arab Emirates in the UK since 2016. She formerly served as the Director of American Affairs department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation (MoFAIC), during which time she was responsible for bilateral relations between the UAE and the Americas. She has also served in the Directorate of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) as the head of IRENA section, liaising with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and overseeing the UAE’s IRENA host country affairs. She also represented the UAE as an active member state to IRENA, and helped lead the UAE’s negotiating team for Rio+20. H.E. was also a member of the team working on the development of the UAE’s sustainability-related foreign and domestic policy. Prior to joining DECC, H.E. Al Otaiba served in the American Affairs department in MoFAIC and was responsible for the US file. In 2009, she joined the UAE task force for IRENA campaign, which ended successfully with the UAE hosting the agency.

H.E. Rawdha graduated from UAE University with a Bachelor’s degree with Honours in Political Affairs, and a Masters degree in Public Diplomacy.

H.E. Rawdha was the recipient of the Professional Award from His Highness Sheikh Abdulla bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs, in 2011 for her work on the IRENA bid, as well as the recipient of the Special Leadership Award in 2011.