University Leadership

Prof Nathalie Martial-Braz
Prof Nathalie Martial-Braz
Vice-Chancellor Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi

Nathalie Martial-Braz has been a professor of private law and agrégé des Universités since 2011. She is an honorary member of the Institut Universitaire de France.
Nathalie Martial-Braz wrote her doctoral thesis on Security Interest on intellectual property rights, which was published in 2007 by PUF Aix-Marseilles. She is the author of numerous publications on digital law (Dalloz, JCP, Dalloz IP/IT, RDBF). She is also co-author of the book “Droit Français des données à caractère personnel” (French Data protection Law) published in January 2020 by Dalloz.
Nathalie Martial-Braz is also scientific co-director of the journal Communication Commerce électronique (Lexis-Nexis).
Nathalie Martial-Braz has been working at University Paris Cité since 2014 and heads the digital department of the Centre de droit des affaires et de gestion de l’Université de Paris (CEDAG), of which she was elected director in November 2022 for the next term 2024-2028. Since September 2021, she has been delegated to Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi. ..
She has been co-director of the Intellectual and Digital Property Department of Trans Europe Experts since its creation in 2009.
In 2020, Nathalie Martial-Braz founded and co-directed at University Paris Cité with Professor Anne Debet, Professor of Private Law and member of the CNIL, the first Master’s degree exclusively dedicated to Data Protection Law.
Nathalie Martial-Braz is regularly interviewed by the public institutions in charge of digital issues, thanks to her recognised expertise in financial and securities law, as well as in intellectual property and digital law, and particularly in the area of data protection law. Her works on the ‘uberisation’ and ‘platformisation’ of society, on social networks, on the digital economy in general such as fintechs and cryptoassets, and on the economics of health data, all of which has been published, has given rise to expert missions for the European Parliament, the French Council of State, the French Ministry of Health, the UNCITRAL and members of French or European Parliament responsible for reporting on these subjects.

Bertrand Haan
Dr Bertrand Haan
Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi

Educated in History at Versailles University and at Sorbonne, in information sciences and cultural professions at the École des Chartes and in teaching as holder of the Agrégation, Bertrand Haan is an Associate Professor at Sorbonne University since 2008.
Involved in education management and enhancement, and having served as a member of Sorbonne University’s Academic Council in 2016–17 and 2022–23, Bertrand Haan has been involved in the Sorbonne Abu Dhabi project since 2018. He is the director of the Archival Programs, bringing with him an international dimension to the program. In 2022–23, he served as Head of Mission for the Dean of the Faculty of Letters, acting as an intermediate between Paris and Abu Dhabi.
A former member of Casa de Velázquez, Bertrand Haan is a specialist in the history of the Spanish monarchy in the 16th and 17th centuries. His research also focuses on diplomacy, peace, religion pacification and friendship, as well as political and religious commitments in early modern Europe... He is the author of two book, Une paix pour l’éternité. La négociation du traité du Cateau-Cambrésis (2010) and L’amitié entre princes. Une alliance franco-espagnole au temps des guerres de Religion 1560-1570 (2011), which are based on his doctoral thesis. He is also co-editor of Servir le prince en temps de guerre civile dans l’Europe aux XVIe et XVIIe siècles (2024). His latest research is an exploration of political derision.
Committed to the promotion of History on an international scale, he is General Secretary of the Comité français des Sciences historiques. One of his main achievements is the co-edition of the book Regards croisés sur l’historiographie française aujourd’hui (2020).

Dr Majed Al Khemeiri
Dr Majed Al Khemeiri
Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Administrative and Financial Affairs Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi

Majed Khamis Al Khemeiri is an Alumnus of Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi, known for his academic excellence and leadership. He earned his Ph.D. from Sorbonne University in Paris, focusing on “Strategic Planning and Sustainable Development: The Future of the United Arab Emirates.” Majed holds two Master’s degrees, one in Marketing, Management, Communication, and Media, and another in Sustainable Development Law, along with Bachelor’s degrees in History and Geography.
Starting in the Planning and Performance Department, Majed rose to become the Head of Human Resources Department, showcasing his diverse skills in both administrative and academic functions. In 2019, he was appointed as the Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Administrative Affairs.
Under Dr. Al Khemeiri’s guidance, Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi experienced substantial growth, with increased faculty, scientific programs, student numbers, budget, and revenue collection. His strategic vision significantly impacted the university’s success.