Halima Jumani is Director and part of the founding family of award winning Kibsons Online Home Delivery Service, which focuses on distributing fresh, healthy food directly from market-to-door for thousands of UAE residents. Halima has worked at Kibsons for over ten years, having seen the company go from strength to strength and leading the expansion through the practical challenges of implementing several projects/initiatives in the world of operations and trading. Today Halima oversees all finance and operations for Kibsons and a team of over 1500 across the business and over 30,000 orders weekly. Recently, Kibsons e-commerce has won several accolades and awards including BBC Good Food Awards, RetailME Awards, Entrepreneur Middle East, Arabian Business and Emirates Woman for leadership, innovation, customer service and the best grocery delivery service in town.
Halima graduated from the London Business School (UK) with an MBA. Whilst she was based in the UK, Halima worked with Barclays Global Investors as a Project Analyst in the Pooled Funds Division. Post-graduation, Halima moved to Dubai where she worked with GE as a Six Sigma Black Belt, leading, and executing projects to drive improvements in performance, as well as key business and customer processes within Employee and Financial Services.
Halima is a Fellow Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK) and prior to her joining a full time MBA programme she worked in Audit and Assurance at KPMG in Dubai for almost five years where she built her knowledge of best practices from a diverse clientele across multiple industries.
When she is not working, Halima loves to spend time with her family, particularly her three children aged 13, 19 and 20. Good nutrition, health and fitness are an integral part of their family routine with all three children passionate about sport and each of them having the honour of representing Australia in junior squash at international tournaments across the globe.