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Dr. Basmah Omair

CEO
Alsayedah Khadijah Bint Khawilid Lobbying Center

Profile

A Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), the center specializes in lobbying for the economic empowerment and advancement of women in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Dr. Omair worked on many regulatory reforms that came into eect recently allowing women’s increased participation in national development in many dierent sectors. She continues to strives for the increase of women's participation in all levels of an organisation, while insuring work life balance for women.

Dr. Omair serves as an Advisor to the His Excellency the Minister of Labor, and His Excellency the Minister of Economic and Planning of Saudi Arabia.

Raised and educated in the U.S for more than 23 years Dr. Omair has a deep understanding of both cultures taking the best of both worlds.

Prior to her current post, Dr. Omair was a Consultant for American University in Washington DC and the Global Peace Organization evaluating the education system in Iraq (2003). A Corporate Social Responsibility consultant to the Savola Group (07-2004) Saudi Arabia, working on the employment of people with special needs in the private sector.

She is a member in many leading boards including the advisory board of women's employment at the Saudi Ministry of labor, e IT college at King AbdulAziz University, and the board of the Technical and Vocational Training for women.

Dr. Omair has been named one of the top 100 most powerful Arab women by Arabian Business 2013 ,2012 ,2011 ,2010 and one of the 30th most powerful and inuential Saudi women 2014.

She received her BS in Business Administration & Marketing (1993), MS, in Special Education (1997), and her PhD in Education Technology/Management and Leadership (2004) from American University, Washington DC.