AIWF is led by a Board comprised of senior leaders from diverse sectors, who bring a wealth of expertise to our mission and advocacy in the region and globally

Haifa Fahoum Al Kaylani

President & Founder, The Arab International Women’s Forum

Haifa Fahoum Al Kaylani, President & Founder of the Arab International Women’s Forum, is well known in international government, business and non-governmental organisation circles as a high-impact change agent focusing on women’s leadership, youth empowerment and working for progress, inclusion, peace and security in the Arab region and always within an international framework.

A development economist and an alumna of the American University of Beirut, Haifa Al Kaylani read for a Diploma in Economic Development at Oxford University and is a Fellow of the Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative 2017. In August 2017, she was appointed to serve as a Commissioner of the ILO Global Commission on the Future of Work. She brings a wide range of skills and experience to her personal mission of encouraging greater cultural understanding and sustainable economic growth and reform, supporting a strong role for women and young leaders at the heart of that process.

Full Biography

HE Mona Al Moayyed

Chair of the Executive Committee, The Arab International Women’s Forum; Managing Director, YK Al Moayyed & Sons and Member of the Bahrain Shura Council
Mona Al Moayyed

HE Mona Yousif Almoayyed hails from one of Bahrain’s most established entrepreneurial families. She is the Managing Director of YK Almoayyed & Sons and was appointed a Member of the Bahrain Shura Council (the second chamber in the legislative house) by HM King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa in December 2018.

She is a longstanding member of the AIWF Board, and was the Founding Member of the Bahrain Businesswomen’s Society (BBWS) and the Chairwoman for three terms from 2006 – May 2012. She was the first woman to be elected to the Board of the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) in 2001, and has won numerous prestigious awards and recognitions, including being named by Forbes as the 8th amongst 100 Most Influential Arab Women in the Middle East.

The AIWF Executive Committee

Dr Oualae Alami

Vice President, Hospital Business Unit, Pfizer Biopharmaceutical Group

Raghda Kurdi

Founder & General Manager of Advanced Pharma Services

The AIWF Board

Whilst the operational and strategic management of AIWF is delegated to our Chair, the Executive Committee, and the senior team, the AIWF Board is ultimately responsible for all that we do, for setting out our purpose, objectives and strategy, our values and reputation, and achieving the change we all wish to see for women and young people in the MENA region and internationally.

Dr Alanoud Alsharekh

Director of Ibtkar Strategic Consultancy

Ibtehaj Al Ahmadani

Chairperson and Founder of Al Ahmadani Centre & Board Member of the Qatar Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Nadereh Chamlou

Former Senior Advisor to the Chief Economist for the MENA Region, The World Bank

Chiara Corazza

Private Sector Representative for France within the G20

Haruko Fukuda OBE

Non-Executive Director, Investec Bank PLC

SungJoo Kim

Chairperson & CEO, MCM Holding AG / Sungjoo Group

Mei Sim Lai

Principal, LaiPeters & Co

Robert Lyle

Director, Commonwealth Disaster Management Agency (CDMA)

Sylvia Perry

Past International President, BPW International

Hanan Saab

Founder, Co-Owner and Managing Director, Pharmamed

Niki Tzavela

Former Greek MEP in the European Parliament

Eugene Willemsen


Lujaina Darwish

Chairperson of Infrastructure, Technology, Industrial and Consumer Solutions (ITICS), Mohsin Haider Darwish LLC
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