The World’s 100 Most Powerful Arab Women
Mon 03 Mar 2014 03:25 AM
Fatima Al Jaber

Fatima Al Jaber

Industry: Construction

Company: Al Jaber Group

Designation: Group chief operating officer

Country: UAE

The Al Jaber Group is one of the UAE’s most venerable 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 $5bn in assets.

The group was founded by her father, Obaid Al Jaber, 40 years ago. Prior to her appointment at the firm Al Jaber had a successful career at the public works department at  Abu Dhabi Municipality. She is a speaker at business conferences across the region as well as a high profile ambassador for women in the workplace.