Published on 3/7/2021

Doha Institute for Graduate Studies (DI) has appointed Ms. Mariam bint Ali bin Nasser Al-Misnad as the Executive Director of Administration and Finance Division.

In his statement, Dr Abdelwahab El-Affendi, DI Acting President welcomed Mariam Al-Misnad and mentioned that her experience and managerial expertise will contribute to the achievement of the DI strategic vision and academic objectives.

Mariam Al-Misnad has over 15 years of experience in institutional work, focusing on management and strategic planning in community, educational and development institutions at the local, regional and international levels. Through her role in executive management, Mariam has been able to develop management systems, strategic and operational plans and oversee their implementation, improve the performance of employees and institutions, in addition to qualify these organizations for international accreditation, such as ISO.

Mariam Al Misnad holds an Executive Master's degree in Strategic Planning and Business Administration from HEC University in 2014, she is also one of the graduates of Qatar Leadership Center's (QLC) " Executive Leadership" program 2017, as well as, a member of the Advisory Board of the School of Public Administration and Development Economics (SPADE) at Doha Institute.  

Mariam has served as an Executive Director of the Orphans Care Center (Dreama) and Protection and Social Rehabilitation Centre (AMAN), Regional Director of Communication and Awareness Campaigns within "Education Above All" Foundation in 2013, Director of Media and Communication of the Social Rehabilitation Center in 2011. Additionally, Acting CEO of the Childhood Cultural Center in 2008, and a member of the Childhood Committee at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in 2006.

Al Misnad has been awarded the title of Ambassador of Orphans twice in a row, as the first Gulf woman to receive this award by the Higher Committee organizing the "Sanabil" Award for Social Responsibility in the Gulf Cooperation. She has also contributed to sensitizing the community to the most critical issues related to the education of children in areas of armed conflicts in order to raise public awareness in the local and international communities.