Sharjah: Lubna Bint Khalid Al-Qasimi

Issue 1183 - 10 Dec 2023 | 1 minute read

 Born 1958. The UAE’s first female minster. Economy minister (2004-08), foreign trade (2008-13), international cooperation and development (2013-16) and inaugural minister of state for tolerance (2016-17). President of Zayed University (2014-18). Has a degree in computer science from California State University.

20 Oct 2017 - Departure from UAE cabinet: Junior posts reshuffled

18 Feb 2016 - Appointment as minister of tolerance. One of MBR's allies in the UAE cabinet - Reshuffle allows MBZ to increase Abu Dhabi’s interest in UAE federal affairs

19 June 2015 - Sharjah's most prominent representative at national level - Sharjah: Sheikh Sultan promises council elections

21 Mar 2013 - UAE seeks to freshen its image with reshuffle announced on Twitter

21 Mar 2013 - UAE Government list

5 June 2010 - SHARJAH - SHEIKHA LUBNA: Palestinian visits

16 Sep 2008 - One of Sharjah's two representatives in the UAE cabinet. Abu Dhabi goes head-to-head with Dubai with media, sporting and Hollywood deals


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