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Marjan Faraidooni

Vice President / Legacy Impact and Development, Expo 2020 Dubai, UAE

Marjan Faraidooni is Senior Vice President of Legacy Development and Impact at Expo 2020 Dubai. Her role
is to ensure delivering a positive, sustainable and enduring positive impact beyond 2021. The legacy aims to
manifest itself through investments in infrastructure, redevelopment of the Expo site whilst promoting
culture, history and traditions around the Expo 2020 Dubai theme of Connecting Minds, Creating the Future
and key subthemes of Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability.


Marjan joined Expo 2020 Dubai in March 2014 and has been leading the strategy development and
execution of the legacy program since.


Marjan has over 10 years of experience in government-related entities in Dubai, focused on the areas of
strategy development & planning, business development and business excellence in multiple industries
including healthcare, real estate, hospitality and leisure & entertainment.


Prior to joining the Expo 2020 Dubai team, she was Director of Portfolio Strategy at Dubai Holding (DH), a
government-backed global investment company where her responsibilities focused on the development
and implementation of strategy across both investments and operating companies. Marjan has also led
strategy and corporate planning for Dubai Healthcare City. Earlier in her career, she worked in the
Executive Office of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, focusing on healthcare
research and planning.


Marjan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Physiology and Psychology and a Masters of Public Health from
Boston University. She has completed a number of executive education programs including the Sheikh
Mohammed Bin Rashid Program for Leadership Development.


11 Dec, 2017
2:30 PM
A Lasting Legacy: How Major Events can Drive Positive Change