Hessa Sultan Al Jaber Former Minister of Communications and Information Technology, State of Qatar

Dr. Hessa Sultan Al Jaber is a leader dedicated to advancing healthcare innovation in the MENA region through disruptive technologies, particularly artificial intelligence (AI). Her distinguished career includes pivotal roles as the Chairperson of Qatar Satellite Company and Malomatia, with additional board memberships in influential organizations like MEEZA and Qatar University. Globally, she serves on the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen AG and plays a vital role in the United Nations ITU Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development. Beyond corporate responsibilities, Dr. Al Jaber drives transformative investments in startups through Doha Tech Angels. In public service, she served as a member of the Shura Council and as Qatar’s Minister of Information and Communication Technology, catalyzing liberalization in the telecommunications market and spearheading modernization initiatives. Her commitment to inclusivity is evident in establishing the Qatar Assistive Technology Center. Dr. Al Jaber’s academic background includes a Bachelor’s in Engineering from Kuwait University and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from George Washington University, underscoring her comprehensive expertise in technology, healthcare, and public service.