Khadija Al Bastaki plays a key role in positioning Dubai Design District (d3) both regionally and globally through strategic development, cultural programming and partnerships. Al Bastaki continues to focus on building d3’s profile as the leading destination for design, art and culture. Her responsibilities include enabling a strong design community, attracting and nurturing home-grown design talents and elevating the UAE culture and design scene to a global level. She also manages the implementation of d3’s business vision and future growth plans. Al Bastaki brings to her role more than 14 years of executive experience. Prior to her current position, Al Bastaki was director of business development for Dubai Media City, Dubai Studio City and Dubai Production City. She holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration and Strategic Management from the Higher Colleges of Technology in Abu Dhabi and a Bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering Technology from the Higher Colleges of Technology in Dubai.