Mona Al Marri

Director-General, Government of Dubai Media Office

Prominent young Emirati leader in the United Arab Emirates, media landscape. Leading advocate for the empowerment of women and their greater participation in national development. Holds a number of leadership positions including: Director-General, Government of Dubai Media Office; President, Dubai Press Club; Secretary-General, Arab Journalism Award; Chairperson, Organising Committee, Arab Media Forum; Chairperson, Organising Committee, Arab Social Media Influencers Summit. Also responsible for supervising the publishing sector, Dubai Media. Member of the Board: National Media Council; Dubai Media; Young Arab Leaders. Member of the first Board of Dubai Media City. Journey as an advocate for women’s development and empowerment began in 2003 when Her Highness Sheikha Manal Bint Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum appointed her as Vice-President, Dubai Ladies Club. Led the creation and development of Dubai Women Establishment (DWE); currently Chairperson of DWE’s Board. Vice-President, UAE Gender Balance Council. World Economic Forum Young Global Leader. Member, World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on the Future of Media and Entertainment.