Sultan Saif AlNeyadi – Professional and Personal life

Professional and Personal life:

AlNeyadi was born on May 23, 1981, in Umm Ghafa, 30 kilometers southeast of Al Ain, in Abu Dhabi, where he received primary and secondary education and where he lives now as the father of six kids.

He excelled in his education, following his father’s footsteps, who served in the military. AlNeyadi joined the armed forces and was assigned to study Communications Engineering.

He began his higher education in the UK, and received a Bachelor’s degree of Science in Electronics and Communications Engineering from the University of Brighton in the UK. He returned to the UAE and began serving for the Armed Forces. He later resumed to his passion for education by heading to Australia to receive his Master’s degree in IT, from Griffith University in Australia, in 2008.

AlNeyadi worked as Network Security Engineer for the UAE Armed Forces and visited more than 20 countries around the world. At the beginning of 2012, he returned to Australia for five years, where he earned a PHD in Information Technology (Data Leakage Prevention) and published six research papers in international websites.

AlNeyadi has a blue belt in jiu-jitsu, and has taken part in the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jistu Championship in addition to the President’s Jiu-Jitsu Cup, both in 2018. He made history during his mission to the ISS, by becoming the first person to dressed in a jiu jistu gi – the traditional kimono-style attire worn by the sport’s athletes. He also posted a video outlining how the martial art helped foster skills of discipline, focus and adaptability that he has been able to replicate during his preparation for the 6-month mission, and during his time on the ISS.


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