H.E. Mona Al Marri

H.E. Mona Al Marri

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Director General, The Government of Dubai Media Office

Jury President for Middle East & North Africa
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H.E. Mona Al Marri is the Director General of the Government of Dubai Media Office (GDMO), the communication arm between the Government of Dubai, and local and international media. The GDMO also manages the media affairs of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai; as well as the Crown Prince and the Deputy Ruler of Dubai.

Middle East & North Africa

In 2003, Her Highness Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairperson of Dubai Women's Establishment and President of Dubai Ladies Club, entrusted Al Marri with overseeing the establishment of the first women's club in Dubai. As the Vice President of Dubai Ladies Club, Al Marri exceeded expectations and successfully achieved all the outlined goals and objectives. After the success of the Dubai Ladies Club, Al Marri worked under the supervision of Sheikha Manal on the initiation and development of the Dubai Women Establishment (DWE). Al Marri is currently the Chair of DWE Board which is considered one of the most active organizations in the field of women empowerment in the region.

In 2008, she was named Outstanding Business Leader of the Middle East by the New York-based World BPO Forum, which comprises chief information officers of Fortune 500 companies. In 2013, Al Marri was chosen by Forbes Arabia as one of the 30 most influential Arab women in the government sector in the Middle East. In the same year, Arabian Business magazine ranked her 18th among the 100 Most Powerful Arab Women.