Sarah Al Amiri named in 2021 Time 100Next ListMost Influential People
Sarah Al Amiri, Minister of State for Advanced Technology and Chairwoman of the UAE Space Agency, has been named as one of Time’s 2021 list of the Next 100 Most Influential People in the World for successfully leading the UAE’s Hope Probe into Mars’ orbit.
The 2021 Time 100Next list celebrates 100 emerging leaders who are shaping the future of entertainment, health, political and business among other fields. Al Amiri was named for her widely-celebrated role in the historic arrival of the Hope Probe to the Red Planet’s orbit that placed the UAE as the first Arab nation and the fifth in the world to reach Mars on Tuesday, Feb. 9.
Leading the UAE’s rapidly-growing space sector in her early 30s, Al Amiri joins 54 women in Time100 Next list whose prominent roles in bringing hope to their communities are celebrated amid the worldwide disruption caused by the outbreak of COVID-19.