Abeer Shoukry-Al Otaiba

Entrepreneur and founder of SemSem, a luxury fashion line that launched in 2015. In addition to serving as the Creative Director of SemSem, Abeer is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of investment firm Al Otaiba Investments. She holds a degree in civil engineering and has emerged as a philanthropist, women’s rights activist and role model for women and girls around the world.

Abeer Al Otaiba, Founder and Creative Director of SemSem and Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Al Otaiba Investments.


Inspired by her daughter Samia, the SemSem collection reflects Abeer’s passion for motherhood, female empowerment and the collective responsibility to give back. Each piece relies on high-quality fabrics and hand-crafted designs that draw from her Arab heritage and life experiences in both the Eastern and Western world.

Al Otaiba Investments

Abeer is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Al Otaiba Investments, an investment firm based in the United Arab Emirates with offices in Washington, DC and Abu Dhabi. Dedicated to bridging the financial gap between the United States and United Arab Emirates, Al Otaiba Investments seeks to drive impact, growth, and sustainability worldwide through thoughtful and strategic investments.


Abeer is especially interested in charitable efforts that benefit children, with significant support going to Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC, and the Hope for Henry Foundation, among others. Through SemSem, Abeer also supports humanitarian organizations that promote the empowerment of women and girls, including gender equality, literacy, health, legal awareness, and education.

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