Company: UAE Genetic Diseases Association
Designation: Founder, Chairman
Maryam Matar is one of the UAE’s finest public servants. After working in several public health positions, Matar launched a series of outreach initiatives, including ‘UAE Free of Thalassemia 2012’. She has also launched the UAE Down’s Syndrome Association in 2005 and the UAE Genetic Diseases Association in 2006. Matar was the first Emirati woman to hold the director general in the Dubai government, at the Community Development Authority. She is the deputy chairwoman of Dubai Cares.