100 most powerful Arab women 2013
Thu 28 Feb 2013 12:58 PM
Amina Al Rustamani

Amina Al Rustamani

Industry: Media

Company: TECOM Investments

Designation: Group CEO

Country: UAE

Occupation: Group CEO

Dr Amina Al Rustamani started her career in 2001 as a
project engineer in Dubai Media City. Just over a decade later, she has become
one of the Arab world’s most powerful women, looking after 4,500 companies at
TECOM Business Parks.

Her rise to the top was nothing short of meteoric. She
quickly began working on different projects related to broadcasting, and within
four years of joining was a director in the company, having worked in the
sales, marketing and technical design sides of the business. She was promoted
to become the broadcast director at Dubai Media City, and became instrumental
in the launch of Dubai Studio City, before becoming Dubai Media City’s
executive director. Then in 2008, just seven years after first joining the
company, she was appointed as CEO of TECOM Business Parks. She is a board
member of Dubai Media Incorporated (DMI), and also sits on the boards of
Lamtara, Tunisia Telecom and the Dubai Holding Audit Committee. Al Rustamani
has also played a significant role in establishing Dubai International Film Festival
and is a regular contributor to leading technical journals in the fields of
wireless technology.

“Could we get to 7,000 companies in ten years? Yes, we could
get to that,” she told us last year.