Heba Qadi, Saudi entrepreneur

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Updated 21 January 2020

Heba Qadi, Saudi entrepreneur

  • Qadi started her career at Al-Rajhi Bank from 2007 to 2009 as a relationship manager
  • Qadi is an active writer, and was a columnist for Makkah newspaper for years

Heba Qadi is co-founder and general manager of the Update Idea Generator Co., a Jeddah-based management consulting company founded in 2016.
She has years of experience with the private and public sectors. She was the main speaker at a discussion event in Jeddah on Sunday titled “Writing with Colored Ink,” organized by the Saudi Culture and Art Society.
The discussion was directed by Dr. Iman Ashgar, a member of the society’s board. Qadi discussed writing as a profession and the lines between creativity and realism.
She received her bachelor’s degree in English from Umm Al-Qura University in Makkah. She later obtained her Executive Master of Business Administration from Hult International Business School in the US.
Qadi started her career at Al-Rajhi Bank from 2007 to 2009 as a relationship manager. In 2009, she moved to the National Commercial Bank as a branch manager until 2010. From 2010 to 2012, Qadi was an English teacher at King Abdul Aziz University.
She is an active writer, and was a columnist for Makkah newspaper for years. She is also a life coach and motivational speaker.
Qadi has participated in many conferences, and has spoken at numerous universities such as Effat, Umm Al-Qura, King Abdul Aziz and Al-Battarjee Medical College. She has spoken at TEDx, a local gathering where live TED-like talks and performances are shared with the community, and at CYC, an annual forum that highlights job opportunities for Saudi youth. Her Twitter handle is @HebaKadi.


Muslim World League chief lays foundation stone for Islamic museum in Jakarta

Updated 29 February 2020

Muslim World League chief lays foundation stone for Islamic museum in Jakarta

JAKARTA: A museum dedicated to Prophet Muhammad and the history of Islamic civilization will soon rise in the Indonesian capital.

Sheikh Dr. Mohammed bin Abdulkarim Al-Issa, secretary-general of the Muslim World League (MWL), laid the foundation stone for the Jakarta branch of the Museum of the Life of the Prophet and Islamic Civilization on Feb. 28, 2020, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

An MWL post on Twitter said the museum will feature lush gardens in one of the most visited area in the city.

Al-Issa was quoted by SPA as saying that Jakarta would become the first branch of the Madinah international museum, hosting a variety of events, debates, training sessions, conferences, forums and seminars.

Following the groundbreaking ceremony, Al-Issa and his delegation met with the Saudi Ambassador to Indonesia, Essam bin Abed Al-Thaqafi.

The meeting was also attended by the Kingdom’s deputy envoy to the southeast Asian country, and Saudi embassy staff.