Deputy Vice Chancellor, Strategy and Future

Dr. Addel Omar Al Ameri

Dr Addel Al Ameri is the Deputy Vice Chancellor of Strategy & Future at the Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT). Dr Al Ameri commenced this appointments in August 2015.

Prior to these appointments Dr Al Ameri was the Managing Director of the Abu Dhabi Vocational Education and Training Institute (ADVETI), which he held from May 2011 to August 2015.

In his role at ADVETI Dr Al Ameri provided leadership and management direction to all of ADVETI’s activities, particularly in the specific areas of academic affairs, administrative and operations which are aligned to the organization’s vision and mission.

Prior to working at ADVETI Dr Al Ameri’s career has been highlighted by various senior planning, training, development and management positions at a number of organisations and institutions including the Western Region Municipality, the Abu Dhabi Tawteen Council and the Higher Colleges of Technology.

Throughout his career Dr Al Ameri’s professional focus has been in the fields of talent development, performance management and strategic planning in order to contribute to the success of the relevant organization.

Dr Al Ameri holds a PhD in Operations Research and an MSc in Airport Development and Management from the Florida Institute of Technology, USA and a BSc in Management of Technical Operations from the Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, USA.


The Division of Strategy & Future is comprised of three departments – the Department of Strategic Planning and Performance; the Department of Partnership Management and the Transformation Program Management Office (TPMO).

The Department of Strategic Planning & Performance is responsible for all matters pertaining to the future planning, directions and performance of the HCT on a system-wide basis, including the implementation, adoption and dissemination of the HCT 2.0 initiative, both internally and externally to HCT, as well as the HCT vision, mission, values and goals.

The centralized Partnerships Management Department was created as a direct result of the HCT2.0 Strategic Plan, to develop and manage key relationships that will allow HCT to meet its sponsorship and graduate employability goals.

There are three sections within the department – Industry Relations, Educational Relations and Professional Certification. The centralized nature of the department allows for a system-wide, value-added approach to engage with employers, High Schools, universities and professional bodies.

As part of its core business the Partnerships Management Department acts as a catalyst to build industry recognized frameworks, as well as undertaking market analysis and evaluations that inform the senior leadership of HCT. It reviews and monitors Memoranda of Understanding agreements that HCT enters into, in order to coordinate the implementation of projects with internal and external stakeholders.

The HCT’s Transformation Program Management Office (TPMO) was officially launched on May 2, 2017.

The TPMO has been approved by the HCT Board of Trustees and operates under the direct supervision of Dr. Ahmed Samy, Director of Strategic Planning & Performance. It reports to the HCT Executive Committee.

The TPMO has a mandate to oversee the successful implementation of HCT2.0 Transformation Roadmap, including all strategic initiatives related to:

  • Strategy formulation
  • Policy development
  • Operating and governance modelling
  • Processes and procedures development
  • Organizational design and
  • Restructuring and human capital alignment

A high caliber team of transformation advisors has been selected from HCT employees to constitute the TPMO, which will work closely with key internal stakeholders to properly plan and manage the execution of HCT2.0 Transformation Roadmap.