Yousef Al Otaiba

is the United Arab Emirates’ ambassador to the United States and to Mexico. Previously, Al Otaiba served for seven years as the director of international affairs for the Court of the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi. During that time, he was a senior counsellor to His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, crown prince of Abu Dhabi and deputy supreme commander of the UAE Armed Forces. In these roles, Al Otaiba has helped strengthen the UAE’s security and economic relations throughout the region, with the United States and with additional nations. His responsibilities saw him serve as the UAE’s principal security, anti-terrorism, and defence liaison to additional governments and he was heavily involved in diplomatic efforts to improve regional security and defence [+]