Maryam Mohd. Fatma Matar
Founder & Chairperson
Genetic Diseases Association (UAEGDA)
Dr. Matar is one of the most well-respected influencer advising public and private sector organizations, on sustainable healthcare, community empowerment, and youth development. Dr. Matar is a strong advocate of empowering the community in healthcare and has a very strong background and expertise in sustainable development, strategic planning and leadership, public policy and advocacy. She is the first woman Director General of Community Development Authority (CDA), which undertakes to formulate social policies and deliver social services that are in line with and contribute to the achievement of the social development objectives of Dubai Strategic Plan 2007 – 2015, launched by H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum on February 3rd, 2007. In 2005, Dr. Matar was the leader of the executive team that set up social development strategies for the Dubai Strategic Plan.