Imelda Dunlop is the Executive Director of the Pearl Initiative, a not-for-profit private sector-led organisation focused on improving corporate transparency, accountability, governance and responsible business practices in the Arab world. Based in Dubai since 2002, Imelda has founded a number of entrepreneurial ventures and been a consultant specializing in regional strategy and corporate responsibility. She has represented the Prince of Wales International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF) and led their programs in the Middle East. She researched and authored the IBLF publication 'Business and Youth in the Arab World' - a sourcebook of good practices for business engagement in youth employment, skills development and entrepreneurship.
Imelda is a former Director of the World Economic Forum in Geneva, Switzerland, where she worked with business executives to progress issues of social importance and business relevance with government, civil society and academia.