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.

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Dr Afnan Al Shuaiby

Chairman, The Arab International Women’s Forum

Dr Afnan Alshuaiby, Chairman of the Arab International Women’s Forum, is the Founder and CEO of FNN International, and a senior manager executive with over 20 years of comprehensive large-scale management experience and a successful track record providing fiscal, strategic and operational leadership in uniquely challenging situations in Saudi Arabia, the wider Arab world, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Dr Alshuaiby has held the position of Director General of International Relations in the Ministry of Culture. Prior to that she held the position of Secretary General & CEO of the Arab British Chamber of Commerce, London, and was Advisor to the President of the US Saudi Business Council in Washington DC. She also served as Advisor for Government Affairs and Business Development at Qorvis Communications, and Assistant Advisor at Abu Dhabi Investment Agency.

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In Memory of Rania Rizk

Sana Bardawil

Co-Chair, The Arab International Women’s Forum

The AIWF Board

Whilst the operational management of AIWF is delegated to our Chairman and the senior leadership team, the AIWF Board is ultimately responsible for all that we do, our purpose, objectives and strategy, our values and reputation, and the change we set out to achieve. Of our current Board, 16 Board Members are female and 4 are male.

Ibtehaj Al Ahmadani

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

Dr Oualae Al Alami

Vice President, Cluster Lead for Egypt, Levant, Iraq and Iran Pfizer Biopharmaceutical Group

Ali Al Janabi

Chairman of the Shell Group of Companies Iraq & UAE

HE Mona Almoayyed

Managing Director, Y K Almoayyed & Sons

Dr Alanoud Alsharekh

Director of Ibtkar Strategic Consultancy

Hani Ashkar

Territory Senior Partner for the Middle East, PwC

Nadereh Chamlou

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

Chiara Corazza

Special Representative to the G7 and G20 at the Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society

Haruko Fukuda OBE

Non-Executive Director, Investec Bank PLC

SungJoo Kim

Chairperson & CEO, MCM Holding AG / Sungjoo Group

Raghda Kurdi

Founder & General Manager of Advanced Pharma Services

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

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