Reem Al Hashimi

Reem Ebrahim Al-Hashimi (Arabic: ريم إبراهيم الهاشمي‎; born 1978) is an Emirati administrator and the Minister of State and Managing Director for the Dubai World Expo 2020 Bid Committee. She became Minister of State in February 2008.[1]

Reem Al Hashimi
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Minister of State for International Cooperation
Assumed office
February 2016
Minister of State
In office
February 2008 – February 2016
Director General of Expo 2020
Assumed office
February 2016
Personal details
Reem Ebrahim Al Hashimi

1978 (age 42–43)
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Alma materTufts University (BA)
Harvard University (MA)


Al Hashimi was born in 1978 in Dubai.[2][3] She earned a BA in International Relations and French from Tufts University. In 2002 she received a Master's degree from Harvard University.


Reem Al-Hashimi is also chair of Dubai Cares, a children's education charity established by 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.[4][5]

In February 2016, she was appointed as Minister of State for International Cooperation. 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." She hosted the IPM meeting (International Participants Meeting) in Dubai on 26-27 November 2018. [6] She met with Levi Sap Nei Thang,[7] the Commissioner-General of Myanmar who is representing Myanmar at Dubai Expo 2020.[8]

Since her 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 Hashimi 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.[9]


Reem Al Hashimi was featured in Cityscape Intelligence's most influential people in the MENA real estate industry.[10][11]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Meet The Women Who Built The UAE". Emirates Women. August 28, 2018.
  2. ^ "ريم الهاشمي .. نموذج المرأة العربية الطموحة". Arabian Business (in Arabic). 14 September 2014.
  3. ^ "ريم الهاشمي.. سفيرة إماراتية اخترقت حدود المستحيل". Sayidaty (in Arabic). 25 August 2015.
  4. ^ Buller, Alicia (October 23, 2013). "Exclusive Interview: Reem Al Hashimy, MD Of Dubai's Expo 2020 Bid". Gulf Business.
  5. ^ Badam, Ramola Talwar (November 27, 2013). "Reem Al Hashemi delivers stirring speech for Dubai in Paris". The National.
  6. ^ "International Participants gather in Dubai to make progress on Expo 2020". Retrieved 2019-08-17.
  7. ^ "Levi Sap Nei Thang". Retrieved 2019-08-17.
  8. ^ "A Conversation with H.E. Reem Al Hashimy". THe Arab Gulf States In Washington. July 28, 2018.
  9. ^ "Exclusive: HE Reem Al Hashimy on the Importance of Empowering Women and Children". Vogue. September 24, 2018.
  10. ^ "Sultan Bin Sulayem and CEO of Saudi Arabia's NEOM City in real estate 'power list'". Retrieved 2021-01-27.
  11. ^ "Revealed: Cityscape Intelligence's most influential people in the MENA real estate industry". Cityscape Intelligence | Real Estate Investment Trends & Insights. 2021-01-18. Retrieved 2021-01-27.

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