Arabian Business Power 500 2013
Thu 21 Mar 2013 10:28 AM
Salma Al Hareb
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Salma Al Hareb

Industry: Transport

Company: Economic Zones World

Designation: CEO

Country: UAE

Former lab technologist Salma Hareb studied for diplomas in IT and business while also holding down a job at Dubai’s Department of Health before she decided on a change of career.

In 1997, she started working as a planner for Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority (JAFZA), the operator of one of Dubai’s busiest free zones. Hareb quickly moved up the ranks and in 2005 was appointed the CEO of JAFZA and parent company Economic Zones World.