Reem Al Hashimi: Her Excellency Reem Ebrahim Al-Hashimi is an Emirates Minister of State and Managing Director for the Dubai World Expo 2020 Bid Committee. She became Minister of State in the Cabinet of the United Arab Emirates in February 2008.
Reem Al-Hashimi is also chair of Dubai Cares, a children's education charity established by HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum in 2007. She chairs the Emirates Competitiveness Council and the National Bureau of Statistics. She was formerly the Deputy Chief of Mission at the United Arab Emirates' embassy in Washington, DC.
She earned a BA in International Relations and French from Tufts University. In 2002 she received a Master's degree from Harvard University.
In February 2016, she was appointed as Minister of State for International Cooperation. Her Excellency Reem Al Hashimy joined the Federal Government in 2008 as Minister of State and 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. Under this initiative she holds the position of Director General and board representative on the higher committee of the EXPO 2020 Dubai which is handling preparations for this mega-event."
Since Her Excellency's appointment, she has managed 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).
H.E. Reem Al Hashimy has extensive experience in International Affairs and started her career as Commercial Attaché. She subsequently went on to become Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Washington, D.C.