Mariam is the head of Sustainability & Business Excellence at Etihad Airways where she supported a pro-sustainability transformation within the organisation. She is an active sustainability expert serving taskforces in the GCAA, IATA and ICAO.

Before that, she worked as an instructor in the department of Interdisciplinary Studies at Zayed University where she taught Environmental and Natural Sciences. Mariam holds an MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development from the University of Cambridge. Mariam co-founded the Arab Innovation Network (AIN) in 2011, a youth initiative focused on inspiring innovative solutions to environmental and health challenges in the Arab region. As a member of AIN, she was actively involved with the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) in the Middle East.