Sana Bardawil is a Senior International Corporate Affairs Specialist and Former Director of External Relations, MENA and Joint Ventures, Shell UAE. She became AIWF Co-Chair in January 2018.
Sana joined Shell in 2001 in London and over 17 years, managed a team of 50 Communications professionals in 10 countries across MENA, Kazakhstan, Italy and the Netherlands, working closely with the business, and focusing on managing reputation and non-technical risks, and working closely with Shell’s Joint Venture partners in many countries.
Sana had worked as a journalist for ten years in the UK, for the BBC World Service Business programmes, the European Business News and Dow Jones. She then worked as a Communications Adviser for the European Commission in Beirut for a year before returning to the UK to join Shell.
Sana received her MPhil in Modern Middle East Studies from St Antony’s College, Oxford University, and has a Master’s degree in Digital Humanities at Leiden University in The Netherlands. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the American University of Beirut.
Sana is an Honorary Committee member of the International Business Women’s Group, Abu Dhabi.