Haifa Fahoum Al Kaylani

Founder & Chairman, Arab International Women’s Forum; Commissioner, ILO Global Commission on the Future of Work; Fellow, Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative Fellow 2017

Haifa Fahoum Al Kaylani is well known in international government, business and NGO circles as a high-impact change agent focussed on women’s leadership and youth empowerment, working for progress, peace and security in the Arab region and internationally. She founded AIWF in 2001 as a development organisation supporting women’s leadership in social and economic growth in the MENA region and globally. She is a Fellow of the Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative 2017, and a Commissioner of the ILO Global Commission on the Future of Work. She is a Board Member of the Arab British Chamber of Commerce in London, a Director of the East-West Institute in New York, and a Member of the Women’s Leadership Board at Harvard. She has received numerous regional and global awards for her exceptional efforts to enable and advance women and youth through education and economic opportunities in the MENA region and beyond.