Dubai's TECOM promotes Emirati women to key leadership roles

Company says changes reflect its goal to create a new cadre of leaders, with a special focus on developing and empowering Emirati women
Dubai's TECOM promotes Emirati women to key leadership roles
Malek Al Malek, CEO of TECOM Group.
By Sam Bridge
Wed 16 Jan 2019 03:00 PM

Dubai Holding's TECOM Group on Wednesday announced the appointment of three Emirati females from within the organisation to leadership roles.

The entity said the changes reflect its goal to create a new cadre of leaders, with a special focus on developing and empowering Emirati women, as well as the organisation’s commitment to nurturing talent from within.

“We are delighted to welcome a team of exceptional Emirati women to the leadership ranks in TECOM Group. They are a strong addition to Dubai Holding’s management team, having made great strides in their previous roles where their contributions have helped ensure continued success for TECOM Group,” said Abdulla Ahmed Al Habbai, chairman of Dubai Holding.

He added: “As an organisation, we aim to grow Emirati talent from within our business, and we provide all the necessary support to equip and prepare our people. In the period ahead, TECOM Group’s team will continue to focus on strategic business sectors, in line with Dubai’s economic diversification agenda.”

As part of the new appointments, Khadija Al Bastaki will assume the role of executive director of Dubai Design District (d3), succeeding Mohammad Saeed Al-Shehhi.

Al Bastaki will focus on business growth and continuing to build the profile of the community as a leading destination for design, art and culture.

Hanan Huwair AlZarooni will lead TECOM Group’s IT transformation strategy as executive director for business technology while Buthaina AlMulla will lead business development for the media communities as director of business development for Dubai Media City, Dubai Studio City and Dubai Production City.

Malek Al Malek, CEO of TECOM Group, said: “I am pleased to welcome these talented leaders, who are determined to advance this journey. As an organisation, we feel strongly about providing opportunities for growth and recognition, and I am therefore very proud to see a new generation of Emirati female talent rise through our ranks.”

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