H.E Dr. Mohamed Ebrahim Al Aseeri


National Space Science Agency

Dr. Mohamed Ebrahim Al-Aseeri is the Chief Executive Officer of the National Space Science Agency (NSSA).

Dr Al-Aseeri brings a wealth of extensive academic and professional experience to NSSA. He holds a PhD in Reactors Design from the University of Florida, USA. He also holds a Master’s degree in Reactors Design from the University of Florida, a Master’s degree in Bioreactors from the University of Manchester, and an equivalent certificate to Master’s degree in Academic Practice from the University of York St. John (UK), in addition to holding a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Bahrain.

On the professional level, Dr. Al-Aseeri had worked as a Chief Executive Officer for Bahrain Polytechnic, Director of the Accreditation and Licensing Directorate under the Higher Education Council, Director of the Educational Resources and Techniques Directorate at the Ministry of Education, Project Director of the King Hamad Library, and Director of the Technical and Vocational Education Directorate at the Ministry of Education.

He also served as Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Bahrain and has published articles in several scientific journals and holds more than 65 professional degrees in various fields from the United States and the United Kingdom.

Dr. Al-Aseeri was a member of the Working Group on the National Qualifications Framework. He represented the Kingdom of Bahrain in the GCC team for the exploitation of atomic energy in the production of electricity and desalination. He is currently a member of the board of trustees for the Bahrain Center for Strategic, International and Energy Studies (Derasat) and a member of the Global Future Council on Space (World Economic Forum) and represents the NSSA in many committees at international and national levels such as the Arab Space Group and the National Committee for the Governance of Geospatial Information.




  • How can space agencies have a transformational impact on the space environment?
  • How are they utilising space as driver for economy and advancement of science & technology?
  • How can competition between newly established space agencies and established agencies be channeled to capture the energy of the space race?
  • How do we redefine what it means to be a space agency in the age of commercial space programmes?

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