FaceOf: Shaima Hamidaddin, executive manager of the Misk Global Forum

Shaima Hamidaddin
Updated 15 November 2018

FaceOf: Shaima Hamidaddin, executive manager of the Misk Global Forum

  • Before joining Misk, Hamidaddin worked as the business development manager at King Salman Youth Center between 2012 and 2015
  • Hamidaddin said that the Misk foundation plays a complementary role by bridging gaps and working with partners to help equip young people with skills

Shaima Hamidaddin has been the executive manager of the Misk Global Forum since its inception in 2016. 

Hamidaddin is the first woman to work at the Misk Foundation, where she served as the business development manager between 2012 and 2016 before becoming the executive manager of the global unit. She joined the foundation in 2011. 

Before joining Misk, Hamidaddin worked as the business development manager at King Salman Youth Center between 2012 and 2015. 

She also worked as an assistant brand manager for two years at Al Safi Danone, a market leader in dairy products in Saudi Arabia and across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region. She was also a business development executive at Bin Hendi Enterprises. 

Hamidaddin holds a bachelor’s degree in public administration from the University of Sharjah. She also attended the management acceleration program in business administration and management at INSEAD graduate business school. 

The third annual Misk Global Forum, a two-day event, opened on Wednesday in Riyadh, with opening remarks by Hamidaddin.

“We want you to be inspired, not just by our speakers, but by your fellow guests,” Hamidaddin said. She said that people were already more globally connected than ever before through technology, but urged collaboration and interaction between speakers and guests from different cultures at the forum. “We must seize the opportunity for uniquely human collaboration,” she said.

Hamidaddin said that the Misk foundation plays a complementary role by bridging gaps and working with partners to help equip young people with skills. 


Dr. Kholood Mohamed, head of Tabuk’s regional council

Updated 12 August 2020

Dr. Kholood Mohamed, head of Tabuk’s regional council

Dr. Kholood Mohamed has become the first woman in the Kingdom to head Tabuk’s regional council, with the Saudi interior minister approving her appointment as the body’s secretary-general.
Al-Khamis called on Tabuk Gov. Prince Fahd bin Sultan on Monday and the prince congratulated her on her new position, emphasizing the role of Saudi women in government agencies.
She is an assistant professor of inorganic chemistry and supervisor of the chemistry department at the University of Tabuk.
She joined the university in 2010 as a teaching assistant in the science faculty, later becoming a lecturer and then being promoted to associate professor.
She did her doctorate in inorganic chemistry from Howard University in the US in 2018. She obtained her master’s degree from King Saud University in Riyadh and her bachelor’s degree from the University of Tabuk.
Al-Khamis is a member of several scientific bodies such as the Supreme Committee of Prince Fahd bin Sultan Award for Scientific Excellence, American Chemical Society, and the Committee for the National Olympiad for Scientific Creativity.
She has presented many research studies during her career, and participated locally and abroad in specialist activities in the science field.