Ayesha Sultan

Chief Business Development Officer

Ayesha Sultan leads the development of new projects aligned with the strategic direction of Dubai Holding to enable Dubai’s economic diversification.

Ms. Sultan has worked in the UAE, UK and France, with multinational organisations including DP World, Dubai Expo 2020, PA Consulting Group, Royal Bank of Scotland, Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline and Government entities. 

She has a wealth of experience spanning over 18 years in high growth strategic and managerial roles, covering the formulation and implementation of strategy, development and execution of mergers and acquisitions, influencing and building stakeholder relationships and implementing change.

Ms. Sultan has previously served as an Independent Non Executive Board member of TECOM Group, Chairperson of the Audit and Risk Committee, and Vice Chairperson of the Executive Human Capital Committee (2012-2016), as well as in the capacity of Board member and Chairperson of the Audit and Risk Committee of Smart City Dubai, part of Dubai Holding (2016-2017).  She has also served on the Boards of DP World London Gateway Port and DP World London Gateway Park, in the UK (2012-2015).

Ms. Sultan holds an MSc. in Operational Research and BSc. in Mathematics and French from the University of Southampton, UK, and completed the Leadership programme from the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, USA.  

She is also a Fellow and Chartered Director from the UK Institute of Directors (MSc, BSc, CDir, FIoD) and was a mentor on the first ‘European Women on Board’ programme in Brussels, Belgium (2015-2016).

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