UAE women officials among world’s most influentials

Two UAE government’s top women officials have been named among the world’s most influential people navigating disruption.

The World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Agile Governance has listed Ohood bint Khalfan Al Roumi, Minister of State for Government Development and the Future, and Huda AlHashimi, Deputy Minister of Cabinet Affairs for Strategic Affairs, in the 2021 Agile 50 List.

Al Roumi was known in the Public Figures category, together with five global government leaders, including Ana Brnabić, Prime Minister of Serbia, and Mikhailo Fedorov, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine.

While AlHashimi was also selected in the Agile Enablers category, which had government officials from several countries around the world, including Brazil, Sweden, and Shanghai.

Al Roumi was chosen among the world’s leading public figures for spearheading a transformative vision to accelerate government development in the UAE, enhance government performance, and embed future foresight and readiness in government.

She supported building agility to adapt to emerging trends, enhancing competitiveness, and supporting effective government coordination. The recognition also highlighted Her Excellency’s constant efforts to spur innovation, create a new generation of anticipatory government services, and support future readiness.

In 2021, the Agile 50 List consisted of nine categories, namely public figures, agile enablers, collaborators, entrepreneurs and experimenters, futurists, governance pioneers, government transformation, public health and Covid-19 response, and technologists.

Finalists in the Agile 50 List, declared together by the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council and Apolitical, the educational platform for government, were selected based on 10 criteria.

Mainly embracing the future, focusing on outcomes, experimenting and learning, being lean on business, connecting with peers, being responsive, engaging locally and nationally, having a global outlook, focusing on innovators, as well as putting citizens at the centre.

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