Hessa al-Jaber

30 June 2013

Hessa al-Jaber is communication and information technology minister

Hessa al-Jaber

Position: Communication and information technology minister

Biography: Hessa al-Jaber is communication and information technology minister, the sole female appointee to Sheikh Tamim’s new cabinet. Al-Jaber is the third woman in the Gulf nation’s history to join the team.

She has headed Qatar’s telecommunications regulator ICTQatar since 2004, overseeing the liberalisation of the telecommunications sector. Prior to becoming secretary general of ICTQatar, Al-Jaber was a member of the strategic information and communications technology (ICT) committee, responsible for shaping Qatar’s national ICT strategy.

She was previously information technology adviser for Ooredoo (formerly Qtel) and chairwoman of the Computer science department at Qatar University. She holds a bachelor of science degree in engineering from Kuwait University and a master’s degree and doctorate in computer science from George Washington University in the US.

Contact Tel: (+974) 4 499 5333

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