In January 2007, Dr El Shimy was appointed the Executive Director for Economic and Regulatory Affairs at the Higher Corporation for Specialized Economic Zones (ZonesCorp), the Governmentâs agency responsible for industrial development in Abu Dhabi. She was responsible for the strategy and policy setting, strategic planning, licensing, regulations and inspection of the industrial sector in the emirate. She was also handling strategic communications for the CEO, as well as investorsâ relations. In May 2009, she was seconded to Abu Dhabi Basic Industrial Corporation (ADBIC) as a Senior Advisor to the Chairman.
Dr El Shimy was a member of the Abu Dhabi Economic Plan Steering Committee, which was responsible for the development of the emirateâs 5-year Economic Plan 2008-2012 in line with the 2030 vision. She also worked closely with the Executive Council on the Abu Dhabi Policy Agenda.
In 2008, Dr El Shimy published an article
in the Maghreb-Machrek magazine assessing the performance of zones of special economic nature in the UAE (free zones, industrial parksâ¦)