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Country Chair: Alanoud Al-Thani


Alanoud Al-Thani

Country Chair For Qatar

Sheikha Alanoud bint Hamad Al-Thani is Managing Director of Business Development at the Qatar Financial Centre Authority. Previously, she held the roles of Associate Director of Economic Affairs for the MENA region and Vice President of Strategic Alliances.

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, and Future Foreign Policy in the UK. She is currently a Global Ambassador for Qatar for Women Entrepreneurship Day, a founding member of the World Economic Forum's Global Shapers Community and a member of their Advisory Council on Collaborations.

She is a proud recipient of Honors and Awards including Young Arab Achiever in 2011, and His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani Education Excellence Awards in 2008 and 2012.

Alanoud earned a BSc (Joint Honours) in Economics with Government from the London School of Economics and Political Science and an MSc in Economics for Development from the University of Oxford. She holds an Executive Education from the Qatar Leadership Centre Rising Leaders' Programme and a Fellow of the Bucerius School on Global Governance. She is fluent in English, Arabic and French.

A serial entrepreneur, Alanoud owns a number of businesses across a number of industries.