Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid bin Sultan al-Qassimi is the UAE’s Minister of State for Tolerance. She was the first woman to hold a ministerial post in the UAE, where she served as the Minister of Economy and Planning from 2000-2004. In 2000, she founded Tejari, the Middle East’s first business-to-business online marketplace which now has franchises in Kuwait, Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon, and Syria. In March 2014, she was appointed President of Zayed University. Forbes ranked her as 43rd in the World’s Most Powerful Women in Politics in 2016, and the most powerful Arab women in government for 2017.
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