Sharjah has appointed Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi as Deputy Ruler, following the death of the previous deputy last year.
Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed was appointed by the Ruler of Sharjah, Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi.
Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed is best known as chairman of Sharjah's oil council and head of Sharjah's government media office, main media channels and Media City free zone.
He is a member of the Sharjah Executive Council and chairman of Sharjah Media Council.
He takes over a position vacated when Sheikh Ahmed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, who served as Deputy Ruler for 30 years and was a previous Minister of Justice in the federal government, died in London in July last year.
Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Arkansas State University and a master's degree in computer information systems from University of Detroit Mercy.
He led Sharjah's year of events and celebrations when it was named Islamic Cultural Capital in 2014.
He also established new television stations to connect the emirate's more rural areas, including Al Dhaid and Kalba, an official biography said.