Starting her career as a lecturing assistant in the economics of Qatar university, Sheikha Hanadi is at the helm of Qatar's leading investment banking, asset management and financial planning company. In 1998, she founded Qatar Ladies Investment Company (the now rebranded Amwal), the first investment company to receive a licence from the Qatar Central Bank to conduct investment banking, asset management and financial planning in Qatar.
Sheikha Hanadi is also CEO of the Al Waab City Real Estate development project; a development on an area of more than 1.2 million sq m's that integrates a variety of housing types, small and large scale retail, offices, health facilities, a culture center and a world class hotel.
She is also deputy CEO of Nasser Bin Khaled Al Thani & Sons Group, a privately-owned Qatari general trading and contracting company. The company was established in 1956 and today employs 1300 people.
A fervent supporter of community activities, she serves as a trustee on the board of the Arab Women's International Forum and the College of Business and Economics at Qatar University.
She was named Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2005 and voted as personality of the year by Arrayah, Qatar's leading newspaper, for her vision and contribution to the economy. Sheikha Hanadi was also named Woman CEO of the Year by the Middle East CEO Awards Institute in 2006, for her significant contribution in developing Qatar's economic and social presence in the Arab world. Leveraging on her experience, she conducted and published several research papers on macro-economic issues in the GCC.
Sheikha Hanadi holds a Masters degree in economics from the University of London, and a Bachelor degree from Qatar University.
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