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Her Excellency Reem Ebrahim Al Hashimy

Her Excellency Reem Ebrahim Al Hashimy

UAE Minister of State

In February 2008, Her Excellency Reem Al Hashimy was sworn in as Minister of State in the Cabinet of the United Arab Emirates. Her Excellency has managed the International Affairs Office of the UAE Prime Minister, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, since her ministerial appointment. Additionally, she holds responsibility within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, for the UAE’s bilateral relations with Sub Saharan African countries, India, Pakistan and the Small Island Developing States (SIDS).

Her Excellency holds the position of Managing Director of the Dubai Expo 2020 Higher Committee as well as Director General of the Dubai Expo 2020 Bureau, in preparation for the upcoming mega event.

Her Excellency is Chairperson of the Emirates Competitiveness Council. In addition, she also served as Chairperson of Dubai Cares, a philanthropic organisation with the aim of improving access to primary education in developing countries.

Her Excellency completed her undergraduate degree at Tufts University, earning a BA in International Relations and French, followed by an MA from Harvard University. Prior to her current position as Minister of State, Her Excellency served as Commercial Attaché, and subsequently Deputy Chief, of the UAE Embassy to the United States of America, in Washington DC.

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