Speaker Profile

Sheikha Alanoud Bint Hamad Al-Thani

Deputy CEO & Chief Business Officer
Qatar Financial Centre

Alanoud bint Hamad Al-Thani is the Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Business Officer of Qatar Financial Centre (QFC), where she plays an integral part in achieving QFC’s vision of transforming Doha into a leading global financial and commercial hub through attracting FDI and developing a sustainable local economy.

Previous to her current role, Alanoud was instrumental in driving the organisation’s record growth over the past five years and sustaining growth even during the pandemic, increasing by 80 per cent the number of firms registering on the platform in 2020.

Prior to joining the QFC, Alanoud served as the Qatar Country Representative and Director for Silatech, a Qatar-based social initiative that connects young people to employment opportunities across the Arab region. Out of her deep belief in the need to support Arab youth empowerment, Alanoud greatly expanded Silatech’s operations within Qatar, helping connect thousands of young people to private sector opportunities and supporting economic development across the MENA region. Her efforts here extend several positions with UN agencies and international organisations specialising in economic development, education, and youth employment.

A recipient of numerous honours and awards, including being named as a Global Shaper by the World Economic Forum, Young Arab Achiever, His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani Education Excellence Award, and was recently honoured as a 2021 Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.