HE Amna Fikri has been officially appointed as the UAE Non-Resident Ambassador to Finland and Estonia in September and October 2022 respectively. In this capacity, she is responsible for advancing the bilateral relationship between the UAE and both Finland and Estonia across all political, security, economic and trade, and cultural fields.
Concurrent to her role as an Ambassador, Ms. Fikri has been serving as an Economic Advisor to Minister of State HE Ahmed Al Sayegh since October 2022. As an Advisor, she is responsible for securing UAE economic and trade interests and delivering the necessary support to facilitate foreign investments growth and outbound trade and exports.
Ms. Fikri previously served as Director of the Economic and Trade Affairs (ETA) Department from August 2020 to October 2022, as Deputy Director of the ETA Department from April 2019 to July 2020, and as Senior Policy Analyst and Head of the Policy Analysis Section at the Policy Planning Department from March 2016 to March 2019. She also served as a secondee to the Office of Foreign Minister HH Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan from September 2019 to June 2020, and as a secondee to the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) in November 2018.
From January 2020 to June 2022, and in her capacity as Director of the ETA Department, Ms. Fikri led the UAE’s AML/CFT Expert Group engagements with foreign jurisdictions, and coordinated the UAE’s engagement with the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and the Middle East and North Africa FATF (MENAFATF), with the aim of improving the UAE’s AML-CFT system to be resilient, sustainable, and in line with global financial standards.
Ms. Fikri attained a Master’s in Social Policy and Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science, a Postgraduate Diploma with Honorable Distinction in UAE Diplomacy and Foreign Policy from the Anwar Gargash Diplomatic Academy, and a Bachelor’s degree with Honors in International Relations from the American University of Sharjah.
Throughout her diplomatic career, she was selected by the IISS as a Regional Young Leader in November 2019. She also won the Excellence Award of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation for the Distinguished New Employee in February 2017.
Ms. Fikri is a keen reader of literature and is an art and music enthusiast. She is also an amateur photographer and enjoys playing sports.