Her Excellency Dr. Aisha Butti Bin Bishr – Director General of the Smart Dubai Office
Dr. Aisha Bin Bishr is the Director General of the Smart Dubai Office, the government entity charged with overseeing Dubai’s citywide smart transformation, engaging with leadership in the public and private sector to make Dubai a global benchmark smart city.
Prior to her appointment as Director General of the Smart Dubai Office, Dr. Aisha Bin Bishr was Assistant Director General of the Executive Office, where she lead the Smart Dubai task force team from the time of the announcement of the Smart Dubai initiative in March 2014, to the formation of the Smart Dubai Office.
Prior to that, Dr. Aisha worked in the Ministry of Labor as an Assistant Undersecretary for support services responsible for developing and implementing strategic management, partnership development and change management policies. With 20 years of experience in information, communication and technology (ICT) development in public and government sectors, she possesses analytical, coordination, communication and advocacy skills relating to ICT, public reform trends and strategies.
Dr. Aisha Bin Bishr holds a PHD in Management, Science, Technology and Innovation and Master of Philosophy (MPhil), Policy and Research on Engineering, Science and Technology from Manchester Business School. A Bachelor of Science (BS), Applied Science (Business Information Technology) from Higher Colleges of Technology , and a degree in Public Finance Management from Dubai School of Government as well as a graduate of Orchestrating Winning Performance from IMD
Dr. Aisha Bin Bishr is a graduate of a two-year young leaders program organized by Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Centre for Leadership Development (MBRCLD).
Dr. Aisha Bin Bishr has received many awards; the latest is Middle East Woman Leader in Corporate Management Excellence (2012). She has also received an award recognizing her role in enabling the smart city vision of His Highness Mohammed Bin Rashid, from the Swedish Embassy, Trade & Invest Council and Ericsson.
Dr. Aisha Bin Bishr represents the Smart Dubai Initiative in many communities and conferences such as City Protocol Society as well as at the GSMA.