Hessa Al Jaber
Minister of Information and Communication Technology
Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
BSc in Engineering, Kuwait University; Master's and PhD in Computer Science, George Washington University. 2005-13, Secretary-General, Supreme Council of Information and Communication Technology (ictQATAR); oversaw liberalization of Qatar's telecomms market, led initiatives to make Qatar a more inclusive society through ICT; spearheaded efforts to modernize Qatar's ICT infrastructure, incl. plans for founding the country's nat'l broadband network, Q.NBN. Since 2013, first-ever Minister of ICT of Qatar. Played integral role in foundation of Es'hailSat. Led efforts of modernization of Qatar's gov't through ICT, streamlining processes, making gov't more transparent and accessible to its people. Instrumental in creation of Qatar Assistive Tech. Center (Mada) and Malomatia. Commissioner: Broadband, Digital Dev., UN ITU; WHO/ITU Commission on Info. and Accountability for Women and Children's Health. Member, Board of Trustees, Qatar Univ. Member, Board of Governors: American School of Doha; Bloomsbury Qatar Fndtn Journals; Qatar Fndtn Nat'l Research Forum; Qatar Financial Markets Authority; Network of Global Agenda Councils, World Economic Forum. Deputy Board Chairperson, Es'hailSat; Chair, Board of Directors, Mada. Author. Recipient, awards and honours.