Company: Estidama, Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC)
Designation: Programme Implementation & Execution Manager
At just 29 years of age, Yasmeen Al Rashedi is an up-and-coming star on the UAE’s development industry. In charge of implementing the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council’s Estidama programme of sustainability, she is at the forefront of efforts to safeguard the Emirate’s long-term future.
The Emirati manages a team that evaluates the design, construction and operational sustainability of developments, ensuring effective implementation of the Estidama Pearl Rating System: Abu Dhabi Emirate’s mandatory sustainability rating system for villas, buildings and communities.
She was the first female Emirati urban planner to work for the UPC, a testament to her ambition and determination to succeed in a sector traditionally dominated by men. Her previous role was as a senior urban planner in the development review team.
Having graduated from The University of the Arts in London, she gained a master’s degree in urban and regional planning from Sorbonne University, Abu Dhabi.