Fatima Obaid Al Jaber becomes the first Emirati woman in Abu Dhabi Chamber Board

2009-12-22

Fatima Obaid Al Jaber becomes the first Emirati woman in Abu Dhabi Chamber Board

Abu Dhabi – 22 December 2009 – Fatima Obaid Al Jaber, Chief Operating Officer of Al Jaber Group became the first Emirati woman to be elected to the board of directors of the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce, achieving 4,880 votes.

The elections were held on Monday for 15 seats of the board of directors, of which two seats are reserved for the expatriate business community. The Abu Dhabi government will appoint another six members so that membership is complete with of a 21 member board.

The “Abu Dhabi – First” alliance, which listed Mrs Fatima Obaid Al Jaber as candidates, had swept the polls.

Candidates who got re-elected for a second consecutive term included Khalfan Saeed Al Ka’abi with 4101 votes, and Yusufali MA, Indian businessman, with 2256 votes. Dr Kassem Alom, the Syrian managing director of Al Noor Hospital got elected for the first time with 1715 votes.

The new board which will be sworn in for a four year term and will take office beginning January 2010.