Her Excellency Reem Al Hashimy was sworn in as Minister of State in the Cabinet of the United Arab Emirates in February 2008. She was appointed to her current role as UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation in February 2016.
Her Excellency is additionally responsible for managing the UAE Vice President’s Office of Political Affairs.
Her Excellency holds the post of Director General of Expo 2020 Dubai, the first World Expo to be held in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region.
Her Excellency chairs the National Committee on Sustainable Development Goals, which leads the promotion of the Sustainable Development Goals in the UAE, aligning them with the UAE’s national development priorities.
Her Excellency also serves as Chairperson of Dubai Cares, a philanthropic organisation that aims to improve access to education in developing countries.
Prior to her position as Minister of State, Her Excellency served as Commercial Attaché, and subsequently Deputy Chief, of the UAE Embassy to the United States of America in Washington D.C. Her Excellency holds a Bachelor’s in International Relations and French from Tufts University, and a Master’s from Harvard University.