HE Mona Ghanim Al-Marri
Director General of the Government of Dubai’s Media Office
Mona Ghanem Al-Marri built a distinguished career in the field of media and strategic
communication, in addition to her prominent role in the field of supporting women
and expanding the circle of her participation in society, which made her one of the
influential young leaders in Dubai and the United Arab Emirates.
Al-Marri holds many leadership positions in the media field. She is the Director General
of the Dubai Government Media Office, President of the Dubai Press Club, Secretary
General of the Arab Journalism Award, Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the
Arab Media Forum, Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Arab Social Media Pioneers
Summit, and a member of the Emirates Experts Program launched by His Highness Sheikh
Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander
of the Armed Forces in January 2019, where she was chosen as the program guide for
the media sector and innovative industries, in addition to her chairmanship of the
Dubai Council for the Future of Media, which is one of the "future councils" launched
by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of
Dubai at the beginning of 2019, as a platform for making the future of vital sectors
in Dubai over the next 50 years.
She is also a member of the boards of directors of: "The Young Arab Leaders Foundation",
"The National Media Council", and "Dubai Media Corporation", which also supervises
the publishing sector in it, in addition to her membership in the first board of directors
of Dubai Media City when it was established in 2001.
Mona Al Marri began her career in the field of women's empowerment and support in
the year 2003 when Her Highness Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
chose her as her deputy in the presidency of the Dubai Ladies Club. Al-Marri also
participated in the founding and development of the Dubai Women's Foundation, which
currently chairs its board of directors. In 2015, she assumed the position of Vice
President of the Emirates Council for Gender Balance.She was selected by the World
Economic Forum on the list of Young Arab Leaders for the year 2014 in recognition
of her pioneering role and professional achievements. The Forum also granted her membership
in its Global Agenda Councils.