Hosting Under The Patronage of H.E. Sheikha Lubna Al Qassimi
Minister for Foreign Trade, UAE


THE 8th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AWARDS 2011

HOSTED AT EMIRATES PALACE, ABU DHABI, UAE

The Patron

 H.E. Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qassimi is the UAE Minister of Foreign Trade.

On November 2004, H.E. was appointed as Minister of Economy and Planning, becoming the first woman to hold a ministerial post in the United Arab Emirates.

H.E. is a member of the ruling family of Sharjah and the niece of His Highness Dr. Sheikha Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qassimi.

Sheikha Lubna graduated from California State University, Chico, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science. She also has an Executive MBA from the American University of Sharjah and has also received an honorary doctorate of science from California State University, Chico.

UAE Ministry of Foreign Trade

The UAE’s Foreign Trade Policy is derived from the philosophy of economic openness to the world and positive interaction with trade partners and is based on the principles of parity and mutual interests.

This has enabled the UAE to assume a leading regional economic position that has earned international recognition.

It has set an example for others to follow in its economic and trade policy, which has enabled the country to go beyond the restrictions of its natural and material resources.

Ministry of Foreign Trade (http://www.moft.gov.ae/en/)