Her Excellency Reem bint Ebrahim Al Hashimy
Cabinet Member and Minister of State for International Cooperation
In February 2016, Her Excellency Reem Al Hashimy was sworn in as Minister of State for International Cooperation, in the UAE’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. Additionally, she holds responsibility within the Ministry Of Foreign Affairs And International Cooperation, for the UAE’s bilateral relations with Sub Saharan African countries.
Since her first ministerial appointment in February 2008, Al Hashimy has and continues to manage, the Vice President’s Office for Political Affairs, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
In November 2013, as Managing Director of Dubai’s World Expo 2020 bid, Al Hashimy oversaw a historic success at the Bureau International des Expositions.
Since its launch in 2007 by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Al Hashimy has served as Chairperson of Dubai Cares, a philanthropic organization with the aim of improving access to quality education in developing countries.
Al Hashimy was formerly Chairperson of the Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority, which drives the UAE’s global competitiveness across many sectors.
Prior to her current position, Her Excellency served as Commercial Attaché, and subsequently Deputy Chief of the UAE Embassy to the United States of America, in Washington DC. Al Hashimy completed her undergraduate degree at Tufts University, earning a BA in International Relations and French, followed by an MA from Harvard University.