Dr Basmah Mosleh Omair
Dr Basmah Mosleh Omair is the general manager of the Al Sayedah Khadijah Businesswomen Centre, which is part of the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce. The Saudi businesswoman is thought to be helping pave the way to women’s business prominence in the Gulf’s most male-dominated society. She has said that only 14 percent of women in the kingdom are employed.
She restructured the centre to become the first lobbying centre that focuses on legislation reform, removing economic and social obstacles facing women. The daughter of a US Saudi diplomat, she was raised and educated in the US and received her BS in business administration and marketing, an MS in special education and her PhD in education technology/management and leadership in 2004 from American University in Washington, DC.
Previously, she was a consultant for American University and the Global Peace Organization, where she evaluated the education system in Iraq; a corporate social responsibility consultant to the Savola Group in Saudi Arabia.title