Lubna Khalid Al Qasimi

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Lubna Khalid Al Qasimi
Lubna Khalid Al Qasimi 2017.jpg
Minister of State for Tolerance
In office
16 February 2016 – 20 October 2017
PresidentKhalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Prime MinisterMohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Preceded byPost established
Succeeded byNahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan
Minister of State for International Cooperation
In office
6 November 2004 – 15 February 2016
PresidentKhalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Prime MinisterMaktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Preceded byGamid bin Mahdi
Succeeded byReem Bint Ibrahim Al Hashimy
Minister of Economic and Planning
In office
6 November 2000 – 3 November 2004
PresidentZayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan
Prime MinisterMaktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Preceded byGamid bin Mahdi
Succeeded bySaeed Al Mansouri
Personal details
Born
Lubna bint Khalid bin Sultan Al Qasimi

(1962-02-04) 4 February 1962 (age 60)
Dubai, Trucial States
(now United Arab Emirates)
NationalityEmirati
Parent(s)
RelativesSultan bin Muhammad Al-Qasimi (uncle)

Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid bin Sultan Al Qasimi, DBE (born 4 February 1962) is an Emirati politician and member of the ruling family of Sharjah and the niece to Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al-Qasimi. She was previously the Minister of State for Tolerance, Minister of State for International Cooperation, and Minister of Economic and Planning of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).[1] She was the first woman to hold a ministerial post in the United Arab Emirates.[2][3]

In March 2014, she was appointed President of Zayed University.[4] As of 2017, she is listed as the 36th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes.[5] She was listed in the "Top 100 most powerful Arabs" in 2013 and from 2016-18 by Gulf Business.[6][7][8][9]

History[edit]

Lubna graduated from the California State University, Chico with a bachelor's degree in Computer Science,[10] and has an Executive MBA from the American University of Sharjah.[11] Lubna received an honorary doctorate of science from California State University, Chico.[11]

She returned to the UAE to work as a programmer for software company Datamation in 1981. She was the Dubai branch manager for the General Information Authority, the organization responsible for automating the federal government of the United Arab Emirates.[12] After this posting, she worked for seven years in the Dubai Ports Authority (DPA).[13][14][12]

As part of a cabinet reshuffle, the prime minister of UAE, Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, announced that Sheikha Lubna would take a post as a minister in the newly established Ministry of tolerance.[15]

Honours and awards[edit]

  • 36th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes.[5]
  • Lifetime Achievement Award at Asia HRD Congress 2012[16]
  • Honorary Dame Commander of The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, 2013[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Members Of The Cabinet". uaecabinet.ae. Retrieved 7 August 2021.
  2. ^ "3 Arabs among the World's 100 Most Powerful Women". EgyptToday. 24 November 2017. Retrieved 7 August 2021.
  3. ^ "Minister of State for Tolerance Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi Has Been Named The Most Powerful Arab Woman In Government". Emirates Woman. 20 July 2017. Retrieved 7 August 2021.
  4. ^ "President issues Decree appointing Lubna Al Qasimi as President of Zayed University". WAM. 4 March 2014. Archived from the original on 4 March 2014. Retrieved 5 March 2014.
  5. ^ a b "Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi". Forbes. Retrieved 29 January 2018.
  6. ^ "Top 100 Powerful Arabs 2013". Gulf Business. Retrieved 14 August 2021.
  7. ^ "Arab Power List 2016". Gulf Business. Retrieved 14 August 2021.
  8. ^ "Top 100 Powerful Arabs 2017". Gulf Business. Retrieved 14 August 2021.
  9. ^ "Top 100 Powerful Arabs 2018". Gulf Business. Retrieved 14 August 2021.
  10. ^ Hutchinson, Gayle (2018-04-15). "From Chico to the UAE—In Pursuit of Partnerships - Chico State Today". Retrieved 7 August 2021.
  11. ^ a b "Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi". www2.calstate.edu. Retrieved 7 August 2021.
  12. ^ a b edited by Melodena Stephens Balakrishnan, Immanuel Azaad Moonesar (Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government, Dubai, UAE), Raed Awamleh (Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government, Dubai, UAE), Rhys Rowland-Jones (Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government, Dubai (2017). UAE : public policy perspectives (First ed.). Bingley, UK. p. 61. ISBN 978-1-78714-715-7. OCLC 978866542. {{cite book}}: |last= has generic name (help)
  13. ^ "Time to Aim High". The Business Year. Retrieved 7 August 2021.
  14. ^ "U.S. Defense Trade Mission Reception with Keynote Remarks by H.E. Sheikha Lubna Al Qassimi". The U.S.-U.A.E. Business Council. 2 October 2010. Retrieved 7 August 2021.
  15. ^ "UAE sets up ministries for HAPPINESS and TOLERANCE". euro news. 14 February 2016. Retrieved 6 June 2016.
  16. ^ (WAM). "Lubna Al Qasimi receives 'Lifetime Achievement Award'". Khaleej Times. Retrieved 7 August 2021.
  17. ^ "Honorary British Awards to foreign nationals - 2013" (PDF). gov.uk. 24 July 2013. Retrieved 13 August 2021.

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