Endless ambition

Raytheon Emirates’ Fatma Bazargan leads its cyber business development

Raytheon Emirates is on a mission: Recruit, train and retain Emirati talent. The long-term goal is to have as many as 45 percent of top management, engineering and functional personnel to be UAE nationals.

That means training and equipping Emirati talent across the company and building a diverse multi-national workforce to include Emirati talent in top leadership and technical roles.

One example is Emirati Fatma Bazargan, Raytheon Emirates Cyber Business Development director.

Originally from the United Arab Emirates, Fatma was raised to be strong, confident and self-sufficient. A passionate cyclist, she is an accomplished cyber security professional that thrives on challenges.

Bazargan was educated in the UAE, UK and US, and received a bachelor’s in Computer Engineering and double masters degrees - one in cybersecurity, the other in business administration.

“After completing my bachelor’s degree, I worked as a network administrator for a regional satellite telecommunications provider and had a compelling feeling to protect the company’s firewall,” she said. “This was a turning point in my life. I focused my higher education on the cyber realm and have been deeply involved in the sector ever since.”

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