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An expert panel discusses the findings of the ASDA'A Burson-Marsteller Arab Youth Survey 2018.

Her Excellency Reem Al Hashimy

Her Excellency Reem Al Hashimy
UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation. Director General, Dubai Expo 2020 Bureau

Her Excellency Reem Al Hashimy was sworn in as Minister of State in the Cabinet of the United Arab Emirates in February 2008. She was appointed to her current role as UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation in February 2016.

Her Excellency is responsible for managing the International Affairs Office of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. Additionally, she holds responsibility within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the UAE’s bilateral relations with India, Pakistan, Sub-Saharan African countries and the Small Island Developing States (SIDS).

Her Excellency is also Director General of Expo 2020 Dubai, the first World Expo to be held in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region.

Her Excellency is chairperson of the Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority with a mission to strengthen and enhance the UAE’s national data and competitiveness capacities. She has also served as chairperson of Dubai Cares, a philanthropic organisation that aims to improve access to primary education in developing countries.

Prior to her 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 D.C. Her Excellency holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations and French from Tufts University, and a Master’s degree from Harvard University.

Watch Findings Debated

Watch our panel of experts discuss the key findings of the ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller Arab Youth Survey 2018. The wide-ranging conversation takes on hot-button issues facing youth today, including how they view their future, the digital revolution and shifting attitudes to the region’s friends and enemies.