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Posted On: 1 May 2019 08:30 pm
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H.E. Sheikha Hind Bint Hamad Al Thani

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Her Excellency Sheikha Hind Bint Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani was born on 15 August 1984 to His Highness (H.H.) The Father Amir Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani and Her Highness (H.H.) Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser Al Missned. She is the sister of H.H. The Amir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani.

Belonging to a family that has a line of strong women like her mother H.H. Sheikha Moza and sister H.E. Sheikha Al Mayassa Bint Hamad Al Thani has helped to influence the women she is today and since she grew up within Qatar’s ruling Al Thani family, she knows that work and personal life often merge within each other and cannot really be kept separate. Since she is part of the ruling family’s newer generation, she and her siblings are helping to shape and remould the country’s development according to the times of today.

H.E. Sheikha Hind is a passionate believer in the power of education to shape lives, strengthen societies, and build a better world; and, as a leader, active global citizen, and mother, an exemplification of how women are at the forefront of Qatar’s transformative journey

H.E. Sheikha Hind Bint Hamad Al THani at a conference
Image title: H.E. Sheikha Hind at a conference (image credit: Tapa Talks)

Educational background

H.E. Sheikha Hind graduated from Qatar Academy – the first school to be established by Qatar Foundation – and later continued her own academic journey at HEC Paris in Qatar, a QF partner university, where she gained an Executive MBA. She also has a Master’s Degree in Human Rights from the UK’s University College London and a Bachelor’s degree from USA’s Duke University.


H.E. Sheikha Hind Bint Hamad Al Thani at her Qatar Foundation (QF) office
Image title: H.E. Sheikha Hind at her QF office (image credit: The Education World Forum)

H.E. Sheikha Hind has aggressively been pursuing the progress of education in Qatar. For this, she has taken many initiatives in education and teaching by launching and also backing a number of such national projects.

She is the QF for Education, Science and Community Development’s CEO and Vice Chairperson; as Co-Chairperson of the Joint Advisory Board of Northwestern University in Qatar, a partner of Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU); Vice Chair of Qatar Foundation Board of Directors and a Member of the Board of Trustees of Qatar Foundation.

In her role at QF, H.E. Sheikha Hind leads a diverse, multicultural organisation with a 5,000-strong workforce, comprising member organisations spanning the spectrum of pre-university and higher education; research, development, and innovation; health and well-being; social engagement; sustainability; art and music; cultural heritage, and other aspects of community development, as well as global QF initiatives.

From 2008 to 2013, H.E. Sheikha Hind was Director of H.H the Amir's Office, Chairperson of the Joint Oversight Board and Chairperson of the College of the North Atlantic Qatar’s Executive Committee.

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