HH Sheikha Najla Al-Qassimi was the UAE Ambassador to Sweden from 2008 until 2014 and was a founder of W4SG. Before assuming her position as Ambassador she worked as part of the UAE mission to the UN in Geneva Switzerland and as the US Desk Officer for the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Abu Dhabi. In addition to her government service she also was a research assistant for three years from 1999-2002 at the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies (ECSSR) and worked at HSBC two years before that. HE Najla Al Qassimi holds a BA from UAE University in Political Science. In her current role she has worked to promote women’s roles in business in the UAE, challenges stereotypes of Middle Eastern women and is a living role model for women in leadership positions. She served on the W4SG Board of Directors from its founding until 2014.
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