Rumaitha Al Busaidi
Leader of Environmental Affairs of the Environment Society of Oman
Rumaitha Al Busaidi is passionate about overthrowing gender stereotypes and breaking records. She began by becoming the first female radio football analyst in the Arab World; she then became the youngest Omani to step foot on the South Pole, a member of the first group of women from the GCC to summit the highest peak in Oman, and is currently on a mission to become the first Arab woman to conquer the seven volcanic summits. Al Busaidi leads Environmental Affairs at Fisheries Development Oman, a joint-stock company and a subsidiary of Oman Investment Authority, the country’s sovereign wealth fund. The company aims to develop the fisheries and aquaculture by investing in key projects in the sector along with investing in establishing its support industries. Al Busaidi is also an Executive Board Director of the Environment Society of Oman, founded to protect and conserve the country’s heritage, and to influence sustainable behaviour.