In April 2019, Her Excellency Hala Badri was appointed as the Director General of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, following twenty years of an impressive path in dynamic business sectors critical to the UAE’s economic development: telecommunications, oil and gas, media and real estate.
Prior to joining Dubai Culture, Badri was a senior advisor on strategic communications for ADNOC. During her tenure with ADNOC she was also seconded to the National Media Council as a senior consultant to oversee the content strategy and visitor experience for the UAE National Pavilion at Expo2020.
She is the Vice Chairperson for the Dubai Women Establishment and also a member of Dubai Future Council on Media, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award (HIPA), and Al Jalila Cultural Centre for Children.
Her Excellency is a certified director having completed the International Directors Program with INSEAD and holds an MBA in managing e-business from Zayed University.