Dubai Exec Is Among World's Most Influential Women

Mary Jane Alvero-Al Mahdi, 43, chief executive of Geoscience Testing Laboratory, was named one of the most influential Filipinas in the world by the U.S.-based Filipina Women’s Network, reports Dubai’s The National. She began working as a quality control inspector at a textile factory in Dubai in 1992, eventually rising to chief executive at Geoscience, where she manages 450 engineers, technicians, microbiologists and consultants from the Middle East and Asia.