Designation: Cancer specialist
Country: Saudi Arabia
Recently elected to the Shura Council, Saudi Arabia’s highest consultative body, Khawla Al Khuraya’s career just goes from strength to strength. The first woman to receive the King Abdulaziz Award for Excellence for her work in the field of cancer research, Al Khuraya is perhaps most famous for identifying a gene that encourages the formation of cancer cells in the human body. Competing with her new position at the Shura Council is her main job as director of the research centre at King Fahd Centre for Children’s Cancer.