Dr. Amina Al Rustamani is Group Chief Executive Officer of TECOM Group, a member of Dubai Holding, and strategic business enabler that contributes to the realisation of Dubai’s economic aspirations through the creation of 11 business communities across 7 vibrant industry sector-focused business communities dedicated to information technology, design, media, education, sciences, wholesale and manufacturing.
Since 2013, she has overseen the company’s innovation strategy, in line with Dubai’s vision to transform the Emirate into an innovation-led economy, and led TECOM Group’s efforts to play a major role in the UAE National Agenda to achieve Vision 2021 which focuses on economic diversification, competitiveness and entrepreneurship, as well as innovation and smart services.
Dr. Amina has championed the development of Dubai Design District (d3), a pioneering, purpose built creative destination for the Middle East’s growing design industry, and the launch of Dubai Wholesales City to enable Dubai to become global hub for wholesale trade.
Dr. Amina is Chairperson of the Dubai Design and Fashion Council. She is also a Board member of the National Media Council, Dubai Media Incorporated, Dubai Healthcare City Authority (DHCA) and Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower).
Dr. Amina is widely recognised as one of the Arab World’s most influential and charismatic business leaders, and in appreciation of her effort and contribution to the business sector, she was classified as the “Arabian Business” 100 Most Powerful Arab Women 2015 and 2016, and the “Gulf Business” 100 Powerful Arabs 2015. She was also named the “Advertising Person of the Year” by Dubai Lynx for 2015, and “Business Innovator of the Year” by the Asian Business Leadership Forum Awards in 2016.
Dr. Amina holds degrees at both the Bachelor and Master levels, as well as a Doctorate in Engineering from George Washington University, Washington D.C. She is an acknowledged authority on wireless technologies, her contributions have been published in several leading publications and journals.