Spending her summer visits to the UAE as a child wandering around the Gulf Craft factory and playing in the showrooms cemented Abeer Alshaali’s commitment to the company. Mrs Alshaali was raised and educated in the United States of America. She always yearned to work in the family business, but after completing her Bachelor’s degree at Rice University in Houston, Texas, she joined HSBC to gain an initial experience.
After her professional years, Mrs Alshaali took time off work to raise her own family. She also spent those years actively involved in the Parent Teacher Association of Dar Al Marefa School in Dubai, handling all finances for the association. Later she joined the Gulf Craft organization working in the Executive Office handling the management of the company alongside her father. She has successfully overseen the implementation of new processes to make the company more efficient and has been instrumental in improving the structure of the company.
Mrs Alshaali believes in a continuous learning and improving work ethic and to that end is currently pursuing her MBA. She encourages a cooperative work environment and sees industrial development fundamental to the economic growth of the UAE. She encourages more involvement between the private and public sector as she believes that there are many common goals that can be achieved together.