Company: Al Jaber Group
Designation: Chief operating officer
Now 43 years old, Al Jaber Group is one of the UAE’s top companies. In her position as chief operating officer of the Abu Dhabi-based group, Fatima Al Jaber oversees more than 60,000 staff and manages around $4.9bn in assets.
The conglomerate, which has built a number of iconic projects across the UAE, was founded by her father, Obaid Al Jaber, 40 years ago. Prior to her appointment at the firm four years ago Al Jaber had a hugely successful career at the public works department at Abu Dhabi Municipality. She is a regular speaker at business conferences across the region as well as a high profile ambassador for women in the workplace. Al Jaber was the first Emirati woman to be elected to the board of directors at the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce.