Middle East & North Africa ● United Arab Emirates

Dubai Hub

The Dubai Hub consists of more than 30 exceptionally talented shapers committed to improving the present and future of our community. What makes our hub unique is the diversity of our shapers' backgrounds and nationalities, representing, alongside a solid Emirati base, fields such as consulting, energy, art, politics, finance, government, health care, media and entrepreneurship. From CEOs to art curators, from successful entrepreneurs to heads of ministry cabinets, all our shapers share a passion for social work and commitment to help Dubai on its journey to affirm itself as one of the most innovative cities in the world. The Hub’s projects currently focus on amplifying already existing initiatives together with our partners that have a positive impact on the city with a particular emphasis on youth empowerment, mostly on aspects related to career mentoring and education, sustainability and innovation. Always with an eye to challenges in the MENA region across different sectors, from political stability, to human capital development, youth unemployment, and inclusive economic growth we aim at being a resonating platform for cross-hub projects and bringing together the key players to brainstorm ideas and insights on how to tackle these challenges through innovative solutions and interventions.

22 members


Katarina Podlesnaya

Engagement Manager

@ ConsenSys

Lara Anne Ajlouny

e25 Partner

Saeed Al Nazari

Associate Manager

@ The Executive Office, Government of Dubai

Fereshteh Amarsy

Strategic Partnerships

Aftab Arif

Product Director

Tanmay Dhall

Industry Manager

@ Google

Yasmine Elgharaibeh

Public Policy Analyst

@ Boston Consulting Group

Mounir Kabbara


@ Climatick

Noora Ali Nasser

Graduate Management Program (GMP)

Nicolai Nielsen


@ McKinsey & Company

Youcef Oudjidane

Investment Manager @ Dubai Future Foundation

Ali Qudah

Senior Adviser, Digital Transformation

@ ADXP Consultancy

Mitali Rakhit

Founder and CEO

Philippe Viola

Chief of Staff - Cyber Services

Alexander Wegner

Project Manager

Osama Abu Hantash

Associate Manager - Strategy & Business Development

Lama Alfulaij

Strategy Manager

Aisha Harib

Head Of CSR

Neeha Mujeeb

Project Manager

Spandana Palaypu

Founder & CEO

Ruchir Punjabi


Founding Curator

Yasar Jarrar

Professor of Business and Global Society

@ Hult International Business School

Interested in joining? Apply today to join our hub.