Dr Hessa Al Jaber
Dr Hessa Al Jaber has been at the helm of ICTQatar, the Gulf state’s independent telecommunications regulator and the government’s technology advocate and facilitator, for the last six years.
Al Jaber’s contribution to the country’s telecommunications markets has been enormous. She has overseen the liberalisation of the sector and ushered in a new era of choice and competition.
Al Jaber has also had a significant impact on the government’s modernisation through ICT, introducing an online portal, Hukoomi. She has helped to streamline processes and ensured greater government transparency, and is also leading the Gulf state’s initiative to build the first high-capacity satellite, E’Shail, which is due to be launched next year. The Qatari national is also regularly involved in programmes aimed at empowering women and protecting children on the net.title