Lubna Al-Qassimi
Lubna Al-Qassimi

Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid bin Sultan al-Qassimi is the UAE’s Minister of State for Tolerance. She was the first woman to hold a ministerial post in the UAE, where she served as the Minister of Economy and Planning from 2000-2004. In 2000, she founded Tejari, the Middle East’s first business-to-business online marketplace which now has franchises in Kuwait, Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon, and Syria. In March 2014, she was appointed President of Zayed University.

Source of Influence: Political

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