Barbara Lang-Lenton is the Director of Aquarium at Jumeirah Group’s flagship Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, a role she took on in June 2021. Her responsibilities include overseeing aquarium management of the extensive facilities at the iconic hotel, as well as taking the lead on all activities at the Dubai Turtle Rehabilitation Programme. She guides the team in the process of tending to the rescued sick and injured animals and ensuring a seamless rehabilitation process right up to their release back into the wild. She is also part of Jumeirah Sustainability Committee and Subject Matter Expert in Biodiversity and Environmental Management for Dubai Holding.
As an environmental and sustainability professional, Lang-Lenton holds extensive knowledge and practical experience in environmental planning and impact assessment, terrestrial and marine ecology, sustainability, development of environmental policies, stakeholder consultation, government liaisons and research. The past 18 years in the UAE have seen her help deliver large-scale master planning projects and key flagship developments in the most sustainable manner.