Dr. Shaikha Salem Al Dhaheri is the Secretary General of the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD), the largest environmental regulator in the Middle East, responsible for protecting and preserving our natural resources and promoting sustainable development in the emirate. She served as Executive Director of the Terrestrial and Marine Biodiversity Sector in EAD in 2012, where she has played a defining role in establishing a clear vision for the sector to facilitate a sustainable environment and future for Abu Dhabi. 

Dr. Al Dhaheri serves on several committees and councils in the UAE. She is a board member of Abu Dhabi Sewerage Services Company, of Directors Al Ain Wildlife Park and Resort, Emirates Nature-WWF, the Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority, the Advanced Technology Research Council and the International Fund for Houbara Conservation. She was also re-elected as a Regional Councillor to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in Western Asia, and is the Chair of the IUCN UAE National Committee. 

Dr. Al Dhaheri holds a PhD degree in Wildlife Conservation and Protection from the University of Aberdeen and two master's degrees in environmental science (UAE University) and Biological Conservation (University of Kent).