Marjan Faraidooni

Chief Pavilions and Exhibitions Officer

Expo 2020 Dubai

As Chief Pavilions and Exhibitions Officer at Expo 2020 Dubai, Marjan’s role is to oversee the development and operations of engaging, Expo 2020-led thematic pavilions and exhibitions that bring to life the Expo’s theme of ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’ and its subthemes of Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability. Marjan also oversees the Expo School Programme, which entails engagement initiatives targeted towards the school community and the development of a robust operating plan that ensures safe and educationally enriching visits for students during the next World Expo. Marjan continues to maintain the responsibility of overseeing the strategy development and execution of the Expo 2020 legacy programme, which includes District 2020. Prior to joining the Expo 2020 team in 2014, Marjan was Director of Portfolio Strategy at Dubai Holding, a government-backed global investment company. Her responsibilities included the development and implementation of strategies for companies across different industries such as healthcare and real estate. 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 a Masters of Public Health from Boston University. In 2018, she was recognised by Arabian Business as one of their 50 Most Influential Women in the Arab World.



GESS Talks Arena

25 February 2020 | 11:40 - 12:00 | The School Trip of a Lifetime

Illuminate their tomorrow, today, with the school trip of a lifetime. From grand pavilions to explore and unforgettable experiences to discover, Expo 2020 Dubai presents students four immersive journeys; each is made to tap into their potential and ignite their creativity.