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Dana Kamali

Chief Sustainability and Competitiveness Officer, National CSR Fund

First Emirati named “100 Most Impactful CSR Leaders Global Listing.”
Dana Eissa Kamali is Chief Sustainability and Competitiveness Officer at CSR UAE Fund, overseeing the UAE’s agenda of sustainable impact, delivering national priority projects, developing frameworks and policies and strategy, and activating partnerships, awareness, and communication. She began her career with HSBC Bank MENA & Turkey and has over 10 years of experience in Sustainability, CSR, and community engagement. Dana is the first UAE National awarded Top 100 Most Impactful CSR Leaders Globally.

Dana participates in various conferences, summits, and speaking engagements; and provides consultation to entities from multiple sectors.

Her experience includes co-designing and delivering international, regional, and local award-winning programs in the field of education, environment, community, and health; collaborating with a vast network of strategic partners, NGOs, and charities across the region; effectively managing relationships with internal and external stakeholders; and developing policies and campaigns that support embedding sustainability.

Because of her expertise, Dana was selected to be part of the High-level Advisory committee for CSR by the Ministry of Economy and a member of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry taskforces on supporting the role of women in the workforce; and employing people with determination in the workplace and helping them to become active members of the community.

Dana graduated with honors from The American University in Dubai with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration and Management, held several social responsibility certifications, and completed the Citizen Science Leader Program with EWS-WWF. She also volunteered over 800 hours to support the community.

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