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Sheikha Shamma bint Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan

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Her Highness Sheikha Shamma bint Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan

President and CEO, UAE Independent Climate Change Accelerators (UICCA)
Her Highness Sheikha Shamma bint Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan

Her Highness Sheikha Shamma bint Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan is an entrepreneur, academic, and a leader in sustainability, climate change, and social development. As the President and CEO of the UAE Independent Climate Change Accelerators (UICCA), she directs an organization committed to accelerating climate action by growing the green economy through initiatives in the circular economy, carbon solutions, and climate adaptation.In 2023, Sheikha Shamma was named a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, underscoring her dedication to creating holistic and impactful environmental solutions. UICCA, under her leadership, is an independent climate action organization, designed to enable collaboration, cooperation, and innovation across various sectors.Additionally, Sheikha Shamma chairs Alliances for Global Sustainability (AGS), an enterprise providing sustainability consultancy services with an investment vertical focused on sustainability solutions. Under AGS’s banner, she has founded an energy and water savings company Reset MENA, significantly reducing energy and water usage in existing and new developments.. She is also the co-founder of Aurora50, which aims to achieve gender balance in UAE corporate boardrooms and operates as a DEI impact agency.Her academic achievements include an MSt in Sustainability Leadership and an MPhil in Modern Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Cambridge. As Chair of the AGS and a member of the Advisory Boards at Yale's Center for Environmental Law.