Reem Ebrahim Al-Hashimy
In February 2016, Her Excellency Reem Al-Hashimy was appointed Minister of State for International Cooperation. She joined the Federal Government in 2008 as Minister of State and has had a vital role in dealing with a number of foreign and vibrant issues of the UAE such as the UAE's bid to host the World Expo 2020 in Dubai. Since her appointment, Her Excellency Al-Hashimy manages the International Affairs Office of the UAE Prime Minister, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. 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 the chairperson of The Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority and a chairperson of Dubai Cares.
Her Excellency Al-Hashimy has extensive experience in international affairs and started her career as Commercial Attaché and, subsequently, went on to become Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Washington, D.C. H.E. Al-Hashimy completed her undergraduate studies at Tufts University, Massachusetts, in 1999, where she earned Bachelor of Arts degrees majoring in international relations and French. H.E. Al-Hashimy also holds a master's degree from Harvard University from 2002.