In Pictures: 100 under 40: The world’s most influential young Arabs 2016 - Culture and society
13. Hadeel Ibrahim
Executive Director, Mo Ibrahim Foundation
Hadeel Ibrahim is the founding executive director of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation – a position she took on aged just 22 - which was established in 2006 to support great African leadership. The Foundation was established by Mo Ibrahim, Sudanese-born telecommunications billionaire, and offers a $5m prize to an African head of state who has demonstrated excellence as a leader based on the Mo Ibrahim Index of African Governance. She is also co-chair of the board of directors of the Africa Center in New York, which will attempt to help the US better understand and engage with contemporary Africa. Ibrahim sits on the boards of the Clinton Foundation and the Mary Robinson Foundation for Climate Justice. She is a member of the Royal African Society Council and a patron of Restless Development, a youth-led development agency.