Board Members

H.E. Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi


Her Excellency Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi is a visionary philanthropic leader deeply committed to cultural preservation, socio-economic development, and enriching the lives of children through the transformative power of reading. As the Founder and Chairperson of the Kalimat Foundation, she has initiated numerous campaigns and distributed thousands of books to children in challenging circumstances to foster a love of reading and close educational gaps.

H.E. Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi


Sheikha Lubna holds the distinction of being the first Emirati woman to assume a ministerial post (2004), an achievement that put the UAE on the international map of female empowerment.

H.E. Sheikh Fahim Bin Sultan Bin Khalid Al Qasimi


Sheikh Fahim is a respected member of The Executive Council of Sharjah, an organization
established to assist the Ruler of the Emirate, His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammed Al
Qasimi, in drafting policies to raise the social and economic development of the Emirate.

H.H. Sheikha Shamma bint Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan

Board Member

Sheikha Shamma bint Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan is an entrepreneur, founder, and sustainability and climate change expert. In 2023 she was selected as a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader.

H.E. Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi


Her Excellency Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi is a Minister of State at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She previously served as Minister of Culture and Youth, as well as Minister of State for Federal National Council Affairs.

H.E. Dr. Muhadditha Al Hashimi

Board Member

H.E. Dr. Muhadditha Yahya Al Hashimi currently holds the position of Chairperson of the Sharjah Private Education Authority (SPEA), a government body established with the aim of regulating private education in the Emirate of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.

H.E. Ahmed bin Rakkad Al Ameri

Board Member

H.E. Ahmed bin Rakkad Al Ameri, CEO of the Sharjah Book Authority, has played a significant role in establishing a global presence for SBA through its initiatives and programmes designed to boost the Arab book industry while also helping preserve Arab culture and language.

H.E. Mohamed Abdalla

Board Member

Mr. Mohamed Abdalla is the Chief Executive Officer of Sharjah Islamic Bank. He is an influential figure in the finance industry remarkably recognized  individually and also on behalf of the organization by prominent awards including Forbes Award for Most Powerful CEO in Financial Markets – UAE

Ms. Ahlam Bolooki

Board Member

Ahlam is the CEO of the Emirates Literature Foundation, established to nurture a love of literature in the UAE and across the region through a year-round programme of events promoting diversity and cultural expression supporting the four pillars of the writing community; readers, writers, publishers and

Mr. Fuad Mansoor Sharaf

Board Member

Fuad Mansoor Sharaf holds the esteemed position of Managing Director for UAE Shopping Malls at Majid Al Futtaim Properties, where he orchestrates & oversees the long-term strategies for all Shopping Malls in the UAE. His responsibilities encompass key areas such as leasing, marketing, and property management.

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