Raya Makawi

Leading sustainability efforts in the Middle East & Africa

Raya Makawi is leading the sustainability efforts in the Middle East and Africa with active ESG programs implementation in more than 10 countries co-leading COP27 & COP28. She has been nominated as one of the 2023 Middle East’s most inspirational women in leadership by the House of Rose Professional organization. Joining 3M in 2012, Raya has more than 10 years of experience in Innovation, Quality Management and Product Stewardship.

Raya has been the champion for special projects in 3M including the Abu Dhabi WorldSkills in 2017; the Women’s Leadership Forum – Gulf Chapter for 2018/2019 and a steering committee member for the Technical Women’s Leadership Forum – EMEA 2021/2023.

She is appointed the EMEA Technical Women in Leadership Co-Chair for 2024-2025.

Raya is representing 3M MEA in the UNGC accelerators for Climate Action and Target Gender Equality.

Raya has been selected by the 3M Global Impact & Pyxera to serve the women community in Argentina in September, 2023.

Raya holds a master’s degree in Strategic Marketing from the University of Wollongong in Dubai.

July 2023 - 2023 Middle East's most inspirational women in leadership | House of Rose Professional
Dec 2020 - MEA Sustainability was featured in Forbes Middle East

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