HE Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid bin Sultan Al Qasimi
is the Minister for foreign Trade and was previously Minister of Economic and Planning of the United Arab Emirates
(UAE). She was appointed on November 2004. Sheikha Lubna holds the distinction of being the first woman to hold a ministerial post in the United Arab Emirates. She is a member of the ruling family of Sharjah
and the niece to His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohamed Al-Qasimi
.Lubna graduated from the California State University, Chico
with a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, and has an Executive MBA
from the American University of Sharjah
. Lubna received an honorary doctorate of science from California State University, Chico.
Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid bin Sultan al Qasimi, returned to the UAE to work as a programmer for software company Datamation in 1981.Lubna acted as the Dubai branch manager for the General Information Authority, the organization responsible for automating the federal government of the United Arab Emirates.After this posting, she took up the position of senior manager of the Information Systems department at the Dubai Ports Authority (DPA), the largest port in the Middle East, and worked in this role for seven years.
Lubna Khalid Sultan al Qasimi's work at the DPA led His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
and Chairman of Dubai Ports and Customs, to award her the “Distinguished Government Employee Award” in 1999 and appoint her as......