4th Edition Middle East Women Leaders Summit & Awards 2024

2023 Guests of Honor

Her Royal Highness Shaikha Jawaher Khalifa Bint Al Khalifa


Green Aventure Holding & Nfinity8

H.E Dr. Maryam Mohd Fatma Matar

Founder & Chairperson

UAE Genetic Diseases Association

H.E Fatema Abdulla Almarzooqi

Executive Director, Community Engagement & Volunteering

Authority of Social Contribution - Ma'an

H.E Asma Al Fahim


Abu Dhabi Business Women Council

H.E. Mona Al Moayyed

Managing Director

YK Almoayyed & Sons

H.E Laila Rahhal El Atfani

Vice Char | Goodwill Ambassador

Global chamber of Business Leaders | The Royal House of Queen Sheba Crown Senator

H.E Aarefa Al Falahi

Vice President | Board of Directors

Mashreq Bank | Ras Al Khaimah Chamber of Commerce and Industry

H.E Onur Saylan

Consul General

Turkish Consulate General in Dubai

H.E Barack Barema Bocoum

Chargé des Affaires Consulaires de

The Embassy of Mali in Abu Dhabi

Fathmath Niusha

First Secretary

Embassy of the Republic of Maldives to UAE

Mohamed Faisal

Chargé D’Affaires

Embassy of the Republic of Maldives to UAE

Yvonne Green

First Secretary

Australian Embassy to United Arab Emirates

Abdulaziz Ahmad

MD & Founder | President - UAE Goodwill Ambassador

Safeer Corporate Services | Commonwealth Entrepreneurs Club

Meghan Gregonis

Consul General


Shery Fakih

Foreign Affairs Counselor, Head of the Consular Office

Embassy of Colombia in the UAE

H.E Udaya Indrarathna


Embassy of Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi

2023 Speakers

Courtney Sader

General Counsel

Raytheon Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Doha

Roula Droubi

Director, Government, Industry and Community Engagment- Middle East, Turkey and Africa


Dr. Shanila Laiju

Group Chief Executive Officer

Medcare Hospitals & Medical Centers

Ana Munoz

Chief Legal Officer

NEOM Green Hydrogen Company

Roberto Croci

Director of Value Creation & Transformation

Public Investment Fund (PIF)

Amna Al Owais

Chief Registrar

DIFC Courts

Dr. Bhaskar Dasgupta

Chairman of the Board

Apex Group (Israel, GCC, India Boards)

Omnia Hamed

Director - International Ventures

Seed Group & The Private Office of Sheikh Saeed Bin Ahmed Al Maktoum

Dr Sonia Ben Jaafar


Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation

Meher Mirchandani

Managing Director

Palmon Group

Medea Nocentini

Senior Partner

Global Ventures

Susan Graham

CEO and Co-Founder

Dendra Systems

Ayesha Khan


Food ATM

Daniela Baumann

Director - Dubai

Global Woman Club

Lucy Chow


WAIN - Women's Angel Investor Network

Maya Marissa Malek


Amanie Advisors

Hande Bilgisu

Managing Director, Marsh Advisory, India, Middle East & Africa


Nicki Bedford

Founder & Podcast Host

She Leads the Way

Ralitsa Ivanova

Chief Financial Officer, IMEA (Indian Sub-continent, Middle East and Africa)

A P Moller Maersk

Nora Achmaoui

Founder, Author, Content Creator & Influencer


Kiara Kaur

World’s Youngest TEDx speaker & World’s Youngest Keynote Speaker

Leyal Eskin Yilmaz

Personal Care Marketing Lead – Middle East & Turkey and Personal Care Arabia Lead | Advertising Business Group - Chairwoman


Nina Olatoke

Vice President HR EMEA & Global DEI


Ouardia Djoudjai

Director - Oncology Lead / DEI Lead for Gulf Region

Pfizer Gulf

Tina Chikhani

PC MET Digital Marketing, Media and Commerce Lead


Shatha Alsaeed

General Manager of Entrepreneurship Planning

The Small and Medium Enterprises General Authority (Monsha'at)

Jasmine Mucenieks

R&D Director for Beauty & Wellbeing MET


Joanna Bates

Business Development Executive Director


Jorhie Alban

Head of Communications & CSR, Greater Gulf


Natalie Abumrad

Head of HR Greater Gulf MCO


Priya Thakoor

Group Director of Digital & Product

Airtel Africa

Rajiv Kumar

Director & Senior Executive Officer

PhillipCapital (DIFC)

Christiane El Habre

Head of Strategic Business Development -GCC

Apex Group

Hynde El Kaysi

PC HR Lead Arabia and Head of HR- Gulf


Sarah Qazi

Business Head Home Care Arabia


Iryna Kovalchuk

Group General Counsel

ZMI Holdings

Series Speakers