Company: Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation
Designation: President, chairwoman
Dr Amina Al Rustamani is one of the Arab world’s most influential and charismatic business leaders.
Until February, Rustamani was group CEO of TECOM Group, an industry-specialised developer and operator of thriving business communities. The group’s 11 business communities provide a home in Dubai for over 5,100 businesses, ranging from major multinationals to local SMEs and start-ups, representing a total workforce of 76,000. Dr Al Rustamani was also the force behind the development of Dubai Design District (d3), a purpose built creative destination for the Middle East’s growing design industry.
Last year, Al Rustamani was appointed president and chairperson of the board at the Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation (DIDI), the first design university in the Middle East region.