Mary Jane Alvero Al Mahdi – Illustrado 300 Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf

Gamechanger – Mary Jane Alvero Al Mahdi

Global Business Leader

Mary Jane Alvero Al Mahdi - Illustrado 300 Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf
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Global business leader, Mary Jane Alvero Al Mahdi’s success, is a testament to the capacity of an empowered Filipina to rise from the usual – from starting out as a chemist, to leading a company as a CEO, and growing it towards global success.

Group CEO of the Prime Group (formerly Geosciences Testing Laboratory) based in Dubai, Mary Jane, has the satisfaction of being able to see the company that she leads evolve into a global force with ten branches across the world.  Raising the bar on quality and compliance solutions for companies across Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, with partners in Europe, India, China and in the Philippines, Mary Jane and her company work towards facilitating and promoting halal certification, food safety and hygiene to manufacturers and suppliers.  She leads a 400-strong team of highly qualified professionals in the field of testing, inspection, certification and training.

Despite all her accolades, Mary Jane considers her humble story as the most significant part of her life.  She shares, “My stories of triumphs, struggles, and challenges through the years have touched many lives and inspired the Filipino community to believe in themselves and do more. Empowering women and helping them to achieve their greatest potential is the lasting legacy I want people to remember of me.”


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100 Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Engineer Mary Jane Alvero Al Mahdi – Business Leader



An acclaimed multi-awarded female global business leader, Engineer Mary Jane Alvero- Al Mahdi is the Chief Executive Officer of the leading multi-research laboratory – Geoscience, Prime Certification UAE – with partners and branches in Europe, India, China and in the Philippines, Prime Innova Training Center and Prime Alpha Consultancy.


She is a believer of change, strong willed, bold, resilient and an influential Filipina, being involved in raising awareness on Halal, food safety and hygiene to the food producers, manufacturers, and suppliers in the Philippines in accordance to the United Arab Emirates food regulation, guidelines, and compliance.


Her achievements gave her the recognition of the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in 2013 by the Filipina Women’s Network Global FWN 100 TM.


“I am successful because I am always in the pursuit of precision though I know all the while that I cannot achieve it. However I struggle for it,” she says. “Failing is an opportunity to learn the best. I rethink and change the path of my direction, mastering the flexible mindset and continuous evolution sustains my growth.”


Photography by: Alex Callueng

Illustrado 100 was made possible by sponsors: GiordanoLiali JewelleryMitsubishi UAE- Al Habtoor MotorsMichael Cinco CoutureMapúa Institute of TechnologyCentro – Amwaj Rotana Hotel , Max’s Restaurant Middle East and GVER – Your Friendly MarketPlace for Sharing

Co-Sponsors: Herschel Supply Co.Rove HotelsThe Medical City – Dubai , Filipino Institute UAEMPQ TourismJAMES Travel and Tours DubaiOff the Hook Seafood RestaurantThe Original Barrio Fiesta Restaurant – Dubai and Tapa King UAE.


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