100 most powerful Arab women 2012
Sun 04 Mar 2012 11:26 AM
Asil Attar

Asil Attar

Industry: Retail

Company: Majid Al Futtaim Fashion UAE

Designation: CEO

Country: UAE

Asil Attar is CEO of MAF Fashion and a global fashion expert. She is best known for her apt eye for detail, her selection of current fashion pieces and initiative to launch the right product, in the right market, at the right time. An expert in jewellery, soft accessories, handbags, fashion garments and shoes, her career with global fashion giants began with Harrods, where she was selected as part of the management team, acting as buying manager. She furthered her career as head of accessories at Karen Millen/Whistles and then held the same title at Jigsaw Retail. A designation of general manager of fashion at the Al Tayer Group subsibiary, Insignia Group, offered Attar a welcome move to Dubai with her husband and two daughters. “It was always my dream to be here in Dubai,” she says. She graduated from The American University, London with a BA in interior design. It is the first time that we have featured Asil Attar in our list, and we doubt it will be the last.