Dr. Mounira Jamjoom, Saudi entrepreneur, education expert and author

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Updated 27 July 2020

Dr. Mounira Jamjoom, Saudi entrepreneur, education expert and author

  • Jamjoom founded Aanaab.com, a digital platform with resources and training courses for teachers and educators in the Arab world

Dr. Mounira Jamjoom is a Saudi entrepreneur, education expert and author who specializes in building and improving teacher capacity.
Jamjoom is the co-founder and CEO of Emkan Education, a consultancy and education development company which provides services to public and private institutions, including school operators, educators and investors.
She also founded Aanaab.com, a digital platform with resources and training courses for teachers and educators in the Arab world.
Jamjoom has a wealth of experience in education in Saudi Arabia and has written extensively on the subject, including two books.
She is a member of the sixth class of Middle East Leadership Initiative Fellows and the Aspen Global Leadership Network.
She previously served as assistant governor in the Kingdom for the Evaluation, Training and Education Commission.
Jamjoom has experience as a senior research specialist with the Booz & Company’s Ideation Center, a Middle East think tank.
She also serves as a member of the board of trustees at Dar Al-Hekma Women’s University in Jeddah.
Previously, she was an advisory board member of the Technical and Vocational Training Corporation for women and a member of the National Childhood Committee in the Kingdom. She is also a board member of several schools and academies.
Jamjoom holds a Ph.D. in education from Oxford University, a master’s degree from Columbia University and a bachelor of arts in special education from Dar Al-Hekma University.  She is a fellow at the Owner President Management program at Harvard Business School.


Fahad Al-Azzam, assistant deputy minister for empowerment at the Saudi Ministry of Health

Updated 14 August 2020

Fahad Al-Azzam, assistant deputy minister for empowerment at the Saudi Ministry of Health

Fahad Al-Azzam has been the assistant deputy minister for empowerment at the Ministry of Health since September 2019.
He has also been the general manager for enterprise at the ministry’s project management office since July 2016, where he developed and implemented a standard set of project management processes and models, and built the framework and updated it to account for developments and best practices.
It was announced on Monday that Al-Azzam’s role as assistant deputy minister for empowerment has been extended for another year.
Al-Azzam obtained a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, in 2007. He studied abroad in the US, obtaining a master’s degree in engineering and technology management from the University of Bridgeport, Connecticut, in 2014.
Prior to his current position, Al-Azzam worked as a cooperative trainee at the Saudi Electricity Co. between May and October 2006.
At the Advanced Electronics Co., he worked as an assistant field service engineer between July 2007 and May 2009, and technical support and field service engineer between May 2009 and December 2010.
At the Saudi Food and Drug Authority, he worked as senior electrical engineer at their radiation safety department between January 2011 and February 2015.
He developed a safety program for exporting and importing electronics devices to and from Saudi Arabia and worked at controlling the risk resulting from the use of radiation-emitting devices. He also worked there as a project manager at their project management office between February 2015 and July 2016.