Aisha Bin Bishr

Dr. Aisha Bin Bishr is the Director General of the Smart Dubai Office, the government entity overseeing Dubai’s citywide smart transformation, engaging with leaders in the public and private sector to make Dubai a global benchmark smart city.

Prior to that, Dr. Aisha worked as Assistant Director General of the Executive Office of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoumi. Part of her role was leading 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. 

Bin Bishr represents the Smart Dubai Initiative in many communities and conferences such as City Protocol Society, smart Cities Expo as well as at the GSMA.

She’s head of the section Happy Cities of the World Happiness Councel, which aims to develop common approaches to countries’ plans for bringing holistic wellbeing to their populations.

She won several awards, such as Leading Woman in Public Sector 2015 from the Global WIL Economic Forum, Middle East Woman Leader in Corporate Management Excellence (2012) and an award recognising her role in enabling the smart city vision of His Highness Mohammed Bin Rashid, from the Swedish Embassy, Trade & Invest Council and Ericsson.

Bin Bishr is a speaker at Setting the Urban Agenda of Tomorrow on Wednesday, June 20 and Next Generation Cities on Thursday, June 21.