Fatima Obaid al-Jaber
Company: Al-Jaber Group
Position: Chief operating officer
Biography: Fatima Obaid al-Jaber is chief operating officer of the Abu Dhabi-based Al-Jaber Group, which was founded by her father, Obaid Khaleefa Jaber al-Murri, in 1970. She graduated from the UAE University in Al-Ain in 1987 with a bachelor’s degree in architectural engineering, and then went to work for the Abu Dhabi government in various technical and managerial positions. Al-Jaber left in 2005 to join the family business.
The Al-Jaber Group comprises about 30 subsidiaries and affiliates. Among the construction-related subsidiaries are Al-Jaber Engineering & Contracting, Al-Jaber Energy Services and Al-Jaber Transport & General Contracting. In December 2009, Al-Jaber was the first Emirati woman to be elected to the board of directors of Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce for a four-year term.
She is chairwoman of the local Al-Bashayer Investment Company, vice-chair of the UAE Business Women’s Council, chairwoman of the Abu Dhabi Business Women’s Council and a board member at several other firms.
Contact: (+971) 2 555 4300
Company website: www.aljaber.com