Dr. Noura Al Dhaheri
Chief Executive Officer, Maqta Gateway
Dr. Noura Al Dhaheri is the CEO of Maqta Gateway, a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Ports which provides digital services to facilitate trade. Dr. Al Dhaheri has led Maqta Gateway since its launch in 2014.
Dr. Al Dhaheri has helped introduce a seamless transition into a totally digitalised way of conducting trade, creating a bridge between data and the port’s business operations, while aligning with the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision and optimising port processes. Maqta Gateway is the developer and operator of the port community system called Mamar, a single portal facilitating information flow between all port stakeholders and users. Mamar is being introduced to international markets.
Before joining Abu Dhabi Ports in 2015 Dr. Al Dhaheri worked as a Research Assistant at the United Arab Emirates University, which was also her place of study. During her undergraduate studies she was recognised with various prestigious awards for her outstanding contribution in the field of information technology, including the “Best Pipe Inspection Robot” Award which was presented to her by Schlumberger.
Dr. Al Dhaheri achieved a BSc degree in Software Engineering and an MSc in Engineering Systems and Management with Honours at the United Arab Emirates University. She completed her PhD at Masdar Institute and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.