Her Excelency, Hafsa Abdulla Mohammed Sharif Al Ulama, has a bachelor's degree in Economics from the San Diego University and a master's degree from the London School of Economics & Political Science.
She began her career in the Ministry of Economy and Commerce, in Dubai. Throughout the years, she worked in Citibank, First Gulf Bank and Abu Dhabi Capital Group. Her carrer as an Ambassador began in 2010, as the UAE Ambassador in Montenegro. In 2015 she was also a UAE non-resident Ambassador in Kosovo. In 2017 she became the UAE Ambassador to Brazil, being stationed in Brasilia.