The Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education (AGFE) has appointed Dr. Sonia Ben Jaafar as Chief Executive Officer.
Commenting on her appointment, Dr. Ben Jaafar said: ‘It is an honor to be entrusted with the Foundation’s leadership. AGFE’s commitment to making a sustainable positive impact in the lives of Emirati and Arab youth for the benefit of the region is inspiring. Moreover, the vision of the Al Ghurair family to advocate for strategic philanthropy is significant in a time when we are facing global challenges to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning.’
Dr. Ben Jaafar’s experience in the education development sector spans over 20 years in Canada, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Her leadership roles working on major educational development projects include engagement with the American Institute of Research, Ericsson, UNESCO, UNICEF, and War Child UK.
Commenting on her appointment, His Excellency Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair, Chairman of the Board of Trustees said, ‘Dr. Sonia Ben Jaafar’s commitment to inclusive and equitable quality education and promoting lifelong learning makes her an excellent addition to the AGFE team.’ He added that ‘Sonia has a track record of building strong relationships with governments, international agencies, multinational corporations, and community-based organizations to achieve strong outcomes for regional youth.’
For more on the appointment see: http://www.alghurairfoundation.org