Country Chair: Alanoud Al-Thani
Country Chair For Qatar
Sheikha Alanoud bint Hamad Al-Thani was appointed Managing Director of Business Development at the Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) Authority in September 2017. Previously, she held the roles of Vice President of Strategic Alliances, CEO Office and Associate Director of Economic Affairs for the MENA region.
Prior to joining the QFC, Alanoud served as the Qatar Country Director for Silatech, a Qatar-based social initiative that connects young people to employment opportunities across the Arab region. She has also held other positions working with various UN agencies and international organizations specializing in issues covering economic development, focusing on education, private sector development, and youth employment. She has authored numerous reports on the subject matters.
Alanoud has been a board member of a number of organizations, including Vice Chair for the Bedaya Centre for Entrepreneurship and Career Guidance, Tomouh, How Women Work, i2Co School of Transformative Leadership, Qatar-UK Alumni Board - British Council, and Future Foreign Policy in the UK. She is currently a Global Ambassador for Qatar for Women Entrepreneurship Day, and a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Shapers Community.
She is a recipient of Honours and Awards including Young Arab Achiever in 2011, and His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani Education Excellence Awards in 2008 and 2012.