Maha Al Mezaina
Maha AlMezaina is the Director of AREA2071, an initiative of the Dubai Future Foundation (DFF). Launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai Area2071 is an ecosystem that aims to create a fostering environment for the creatives and entrepreneurs. It is setup as a digital and physical ecosystem to support the ambitious vision of becoming one of the world’s leading nation by 2071 – as per the UAE Centennial Plan 2071.
In her current role, Ms Al Mezaina oversees all aspects of the business including the management and the implementation of the projects and initiatives that fall under AREA2071. The platform focuses on innovation powered through collaboration by connecting government partners, private sector organizations and startups.
During her long-standing tenure at Dubai’s player in shaping the future, Ms Mezaina worked as a Project Manager of Dubai Future Academy, and Dubai Future Accelerator. In her role, Ms Mezaina promoted collaboration between xxx and contributed to DFF’s collection of programmes, initiatives, sub-portfolios and operations to achieve the entity’s strategic objectives.
Al Mezaina recently graduated UAE Government Leaders Programme. She holds a Master’s degree in Innovation, Creativity and Leadership from Cass Business School in City University London and Bachelor of Business Administration from the American University of Sharjah.