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.


Reem A. Alfrayan, executive director of G20 Saudi Secretariat

Reem A. Alfrayan
Updated 20 September 2020

Reem A. Alfrayan, executive director of G20 Saudi Secretariat

  • Alfrayan received a bachelor’s degree in technical education and training, workforce development and education at Ohio State University in 2001

Dr. Reem A. Alfrayan has been the executive director of G20 Saudi Secretariat since January 2019.
Commenting on women’s empowerment in the Kingdom, she recently said on a TV show: “We’ve passed the stage of dreaming; with the help of Vision 2030, they’ve become a reality, we need new dreams now.”
She was the first woman to be appointed as assistant secretary-general at the Council of Saudi Chambers in September 2014.
Alfrayan received a bachelor’s degree in technical education and training, workforce development and education at Ohio State University in 2001.
In 2002, she earned a master’s degree in instructional technologies and media policy, and leadership from the same university.
Alfrayan obtained another master’s degree in educational leadership and organization, policy and leadership at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2013.
She did a Ph.D. in educational leadership and organization from the same university in 2014.
After obtaining her first master’s degree, she joined the Arab Open University as instructional technology unit supervisor at its headquarters in Kuwait in 2003.
Between 2005 and 2006, Alfrayan served as a training specialist with a project launched by the General Authority for Tourism and Antiquities.
She then joined King Abdul Aziz Medical City as an administrative planning and processing development officer.
She also served as general manager of businesswomen’s affairs at the Council of Saudi Chambers from October 2007 to January 2010.
Alfrayan also actively participates in volunteer work.