Mohamed Al-Aseeri

National Space Science Agency (NSSA)Chief Executive Officer

Dr Al-Aseeri brings a wealth of extensive academic and professional experience to the Bahrain National Space Science Agency (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. Dr Mohamed Al Aseeri has been associated with the NSSA since its establishment and has made remarkable contributions towards the growth and development of the agency and the space sector in the Kingdom of Bahrain, including promoting space science and applications, developing advanced space research programs, ensuring capacity building, establishing relationships of cooperation on regional and international joint projects, encouraging the Kingdom to become a party in space-related international conventions and agreements and responding to national requirements through providing space information and earth observation data that serve the comprehensive development process and contribute to advancing space science and the sustainable development of the Kingdom. Prior to his appointment as chief executive of the NSSA, Dr. Al-Aseeri was the chief executive officer for Bahrain Polytechnic, the director of the Accreditation and Licensing Directorate under the Higher Education Council, the director of the Educational Resources and Techniques Directorate at the Ministry of Education, the project director of the King Hamad Library, and the 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 70 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 and represented the Kingdom of Bahrain in the GCC team for the exploitation of atomic energy in the production of electricity and desalination. At National Level, he is currently a member of the board of trustees for the Bahrain Center for Strategic, International and Energy Studies (Derasat) and the National Committee for the Governance of Geospatial Information. In the space discipline, Dr Al Aseeri is currently a member of the Global Future Council on Space (World Economic Forum), and represents the Kingdom in the Arab Space Coordination Group, the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs, and the International Astronautical Federation.


International Astronautical Congress 2022

18-22 September 2022

Paris, France