Dr Raja Easa Al Gurg
Chairperson & Managing Director
Dr Raja Easa Al Gurg, Chairperson and Managing Director of the Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group, is a well-known businesswoman in the region. She has achieved laurels for her stellar leadership of the Group under the tutelage of her late father, the Founder, Easa Saleh Al Gurg.
A leading business woman in her own right, Dr Al Gurg has carved a unique niche for herself in the region due to her support and encouragement of Arab women entrepreneurs. She is the Founder of the Dubai Businesswomen Council and Member of the Board of Directors of Dubai Chambers. She is also a Board Member of Dubai Chamber of Trade and Dubai Women’s Association.
Dr Al Gurg is the Deputy Chairperson of the National Bank of Fujairah and on the advisory board of Coutts Bank, the wealth division of the Royal Bank of Scotland Group. She is a member of the Board of Directors for Dubai Academic Health Corporation and Vice Chairperson of University of Dubai. She is on the Board of Trustees, for the Mohammad Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences. She is also a member of the Board of Governors of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University and also on the Board of Trustees for Ajman University.
She was awarded with an Honorary Doctorate at Queen’s University Belfast for economics and also conferred the Doctor of Literature (D.Litt.) honour by Amity University, India. In 2022, she has been appointed as Honorary Pro-Chancellor at Heriot Watt University, a premier global education provider with a rich heritage stretching back to 1821, bringing together scholars who are leaders in ideas and solutions delivering innovation, educational excellence and ground-breaking research. She is also on the Board of Directors of the Emirates Schools Establishment, an independent entity which oversees the implementation of policies, strategies, and standards related to the education sector.
Besides providing valuable counsel to various business groups and international trade alliances, Dr Raja Al Gurg spends considerable time in several philanthropic, social and charitable activities, notably with the Easa Saleh Al Gurg Charity Foundation and as Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Al Jalila Foundation, a UAE organisation with global aspirations dedicated to making lasting and significant contributions in healthcare to transform lives.