100 most powerful Arab women 2013
Thu 28 Feb 2013 12:58 PM
Maryam Matar
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Maryam Matar

Industry: Science

Company: UAE Genetic Diseases Association

Designation: Founder, chairman

Country: UAE

Occupation: 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 position of director general in the Dubai government.