Her Excellency Mariam bint Mohammed Saeed Hareb Al Mheiri has been appointed as Minister of State for Future Food Security following the Cabinet reshuffle of October 2017. Her responsibilities include overseeing the development of necessary infrastructure to achieve food security objectives in line with “UAE Centennial 2071.” Al Mheiri served as the Assistant Undersecretary for Water Resources and Nature Conservation Affairs at the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, where she was appointed to handle the strategic planning. Her Excellency was also involved in the Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Centre for Marine Research. Her Excellency is a board member in the Higher Committee of Zayed International Foundation for the Environment. Her Excellency received her Bachelor and Master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the Rhenish Westphalian Technical University in Aachen, Germany.