A new chairperson has been appointed for the Arab International Women’s Forum and she’s from Saudi Arabia.

The AIWF is an organisation based in London which spearheads the women’s leadership and social growth both in the Middle East and North Africa.

Dr Afnan Al Shuaiby has recently been appointed as chair at AIWF from January 1, 2021 and will continue to spearhead the empowerment of women, which has been a key component for the initiative from the get-go.

While also being a member of the advisory commission at King Khalid University, she has also served as an advisor for government affairs and business development at Qorvis Communications and assistance advisor at Abu Dhabi Investment Agency.

This Saudi leader has also received a certificate in peace and conflict resolution from the American University, Washington, DC and also a certificate from the Harvard Kennedy School, while also being the director-general of international relations at the Ministry of Culture and the secretary-general and CEO for 11 years of the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce (ABCC) in London.

Al Shuaiby will assume her post as chair at the beginning of 2021. Meanwhile, the current chairman and founder of the AIWF, Haifa Fahoum Al Kaylani, will continue to be on the board after being chair for 20 years.

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