100 most powerful Arab women 2013
Thu 28 Feb 2013 12:58 PM
Hessa Al Jaber
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Hessa Al Jaber

Industry: IT and Telecoms

Company: ICTQatar

Designation: Secretary General

Country: Qatar

Occupation: Secretary General

As Qatar bids to become the most connected country in the
region and build up its knowledge economy, Hessa Al Jaber’s role is of vital
importance. The country’s internet penetration is the highest in the Arab
world, and on a par with that of the UK and South Korea. Al Jaber has led
Qatar’s ICT strategy across sectors since ictQATAR (the regulator)’s
establishment in 2004, spearheading major initiatives in government, education
and business. Al Jaber is also involved in philanthropy.