MEET THE FOUNDER – AMEERA

Ameera’s experience includes working on Wall Street, at Columbia University, the United Nations as well as the Abu Dhabi Government. Her professional experiences and international network enable her to build synergies across multiple projects and organizations.

She is the founder of Weyakum, meaning with you in Arabic, a nonprofit social enterprise that equips UAE youth with the skills necessary to realize their educational and professional aspirations. Weyakum’s impact was recognized by the United Nations in April 2017.

Ameera is an avid supporter of women and youth empowerment, sustainable development, tech4good and is very passionate about promoting peaceful co-existence.  As a member of the Abu Dhabi Global Shapers Community, an initiative of the World Economic Forum, she initiated and managed Understanding Ramadan a project aimed at promoting tolerance.

Ameera holds a Masters in International Affairs with a concentration in Sustainable Economic Development from Columbia University in New York. She currently serves as the President of the Columbia Alumni Association of the UAE.