100 most powerful Arab women 2012
Sun 04 Mar 2012 11:26 AM
Dr. Maryam Matar
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Dr. Maryam Matar

Industry: Science

Company: UAE Genetic Diseases Association

Designation: Founder, Chairman

Country: UAE

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.