Hessa Al Jaber
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, ictQATAR; oversaw liberalization of Qatar's telecomms market, led initiatives to make Qatar a more inclusive society through ICT; spearheaded efforts aimed at modernizing Qatar's ICT infrastructure, incl. plans for founding the country's national broadband network, Q.NBN. Since 2013, Minister of ICT of Qatar. Instrumental in creation of Qatar Assistive Tech. Center (Mada) and Malomatia. Commissioner: Digital Dev., UN ITU Broadband; 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 Foundation Journals; Qatar Foundation 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, numerous awards and honours.