Mrs. Haifa Fahoum Al Kaylani, Founder Chairman, Arab International Women’s Forum is well known in international government and business circles as a high-impact change agent focusing on leadership in cultural and gender issues.
An economist and graduate of the American University of Beirut and Oxford University, Mrs. Al Kaylani holds senior roles in several cultural, commercial and educational UK and international organizations. These include: Board Member, the Arab British Chamber of Commerce in London; Board Member, the Women’s Leadership Board at Harvard Kennedy School; Advisory Board Member, the Middle East Institute, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London; Advisory Board Member, the Institute for Women’s Studies in the Arab World, Lebanese American University, Beirut; and Board Director, EastWest Institute.
Al Kaylani has received several awards in the UK, the Arab world, the USA and internationally, which include the United Kingdom Muslim Woman of the Year Award (2013) and the Global Inspirational Leadership Award (2013). She was placed in the highest ever recording of 118 women on the Arabian Business Power 500 List. In 2014, Mrs. Al Kaylani received The Excellence in Life Award presented by The Global Thinkers Forum.