Her Excellency Dr. Hessa Al-Jaber is the chairperson of Trio Investment, which invests in innovative technology that addresses the most pressing problems in the MENA region. She is a member of the Shura Council, Chairperson of Qatar Satellite Company (Es’hailSat) and Malomatia, and a current member on several boards.
Dr. Al-Jaber was formerly the Minister of Information and Communication Technology, and prior to that Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Information and Communication Technology (ictQATAR). During her tenure, she led the liberalization of Qatar's telecommunications market, spearheading the modernization of the country’s ICT infrastructure, including founding the Qatar National Broadband Network, Es’hailsat, and Malomatia.
Dr. Al-Jaber has led numerous initiatives to make Qatar a more inclusive society through ICT with the creation of the Qatar Assistive Technology Center (MADA), empowering people with disabilities in Qatar, and was instrumental in the streamlining of processes to make the government more transparent and accessible through e-government initiatives.
She holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Kuwait University, and a Master's degree and PhD in Computer Science from George Washington University, Washington, DC.