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Dr Amina Al Rustamani

Former Group Chief Executive & Chairperson, TECOM & Dubai Design and Fashion Council

The founder of Dubai's now-dissolved fashion council nurtured upcoming talent in the region through projects such as Dubai Design District.


Dr Amina Al Rustamani was the force behind Dubai's early efforts to become an innovative global fashion, design and business centre. Al Rustamani was the chief executive of Tecom Investments, a business park operator owned by Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and was responsible for developing the Dubai Design District (D3), 2 million square metres of purpose-built epicentre for the region's design industry.

Al Rustamani also founded and chaired the now-dissolved Dubai Design and Fashion Council, a state-funded body that aimed to provide a unified platform for fashion in Dubai by organising events and offering industry insight. Her launch of Dubai Wholesale City and supporting role in the UAE government's Dubai Industrial Strategy 2030 further sought to nurture the city's future innovators and industry leaders.


TECOM & Dubai Design and Fashion Council

TECOM & Dubai Design and Fashion Council

Former Group Chief Executive & Chairperson

- Present

Dubai, United Arab Emirates


George Washington University

George Washington University

Vital Statistics


United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates
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