Saudi Dima Al Yahya, the first Secretary General of the International Digital Cooperation Organization
The nation press services
2020-11-29 | Since 2 Month
In a step that affirms the Kingdom's endeavor to empower Saudi women, make them an effective partner in building the nation, and represent it well, whether at home or abroad, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia recently appointed Dima Al Yahya as Secretary General of the Digital Cooperation Organization, which was launched by the Kingdom, Bahrain, Jordan and Kuwait And Pakistan; With the aim of developing a shared digital economy and accelerating its growth.
It is noteworthy that "Al-Yahya" is an academic who obtained a bachelor's degree in computer science and information systems from King Saud University before entering the world of technology and achieving remarkable successes in its private and government sectors, although next year she will reach her forty years of age
During her career, Dima Al Yahya worked as a consultant, program designer, and leader of strategic digital initiatives, where she held several positions, including Chief Innovation Officer at the Misk Foundation, CEO of the Digital Transformation Unit, CEO of Innovation at Microsoft, and Head of Electronic Services. At the Foreign Ministry.
She has also served on several councils, such as: the Saudi Federation for Cybersecurity, Programming and Drones, the Economic and Digital Society Council at the World Economic Forum, the Global Entrepreneurship Network, the Executive Committee of the G20 Business Group, and the Saudi Digital Economy Policy Advisory Committee.
She is also the founder and CEO of the "Woman Spark" organization, which has been concerned with training women in Saudi Arabia on the technology industry since its inception in 2013.