Dr. Hessa S. Al-Jaber

Former Minister of Communications and Technology for the Government of the State of Qatar, Commissoner, United Nations ITU Broadband Commission for Digital Development and Chairperson of Es’hailSat

Dr. Al-Jaber is a memeber at the Shura Council (Consultative Assembly), which is the legislative body of the State of Qatar. Dr. Al Jaber is the Chairperson of Qatar Satellite Company (Es’hailSat), and Malomatia (The leading provider of Information Technology Services & Solutions in Qatar).

In addition Dr. Aljaber is member of several boards including; Volkswagen (AG) Supervisory Board in Germany, Qatar University’s Board of Regents, Qatar Museums Board of Trustee, Silatech Board of Trustees, Qatar National Library Board of Trustee, and American School Board of Trustee .

She is a member of United Nations ITU Broadband Commission for Sustainable development and Co-Chair of Broadband Working Group on Disinformation and Hate Speech.

She is leading Trioinvestment, an investment company that invest in innovative technology that address some of the most pressing health problems in MENA region.

Dr. Hessa was the former Minister of Information and Communication Technology in Qatar. Prior to becoming a minister, Dr. Hessa held the position of Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Information and Communication Technology (ictQATAR).

During her tenure, Dr. Al Jaber led the liberalization of Qatar’s telecommunications market, ushering in an era of choice and competition, she spearheaded the modernization of Qatar’s ICT infrastructure, including founding Qatar National Broadband Network, Eshailsat, and Malomatia.

Dr. Hessa has led numerous initiatives to make Qatar a more inclusive society through ICT with the creation of the Qatar Assistive Technology Center (MADA), empowering people with disabilities in Qatar, and was instrumental in the streamlining of processes to make the Government more transparent and accessible with the e-Government initiatives.

Dr. Hessa holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Kuwait University, and a Master’s Degree and Ph.D. in Computer Science from George Washington University, Washington, DC.

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