1. Reem Al Hashimy, Minister of State and managing director of Dubai World Expo 2020.Origin: UAE Residence: UAE Sector: DiversifiedThe face of Dubai’s Expo 2020 bid, Al Hashimy delivered a stirring speech on voting day at the Bureau of International Expositions (BIE), Paris in November 2013. The emirate’s subsequent crowning as host of Expo 2020 means Al Hashimy now has a very important role to play in proving Dubai can deliver what is promised. Expect to see a lot more of her as Expo preparation gets in full swing.
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