Sohar International to host scholar & academician Maysa Jalbout in 9th edition of Viewpoints via YouTube Live Stream on December 15, 2020

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The 4th virtual session and 9th edition of Viewpoints – Sohar International Chairman’s forum, is all set to take place on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 starting at 7:30pm. Continuing to bring global learning and perspective to locally relevant topics, the upcoming session of Viewpoints will host Ms. Maysa Jalbout, Visiting Scholar and Special Advisor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Arizona State University, who will tread into the changing dynamics of education across executive and general programs across the world. Hosted by Mr. Mohammed Mahfoudh Al Ardhi, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Sohar International, Ms. Jalbout will offer insights and share anecdotes from her wide-ranging knowledge in the education sector globally.

02122020Announcing the latest edition, Mr. Mohammed Mahfoudh Al Ardhi, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Sohar International, said, “Sohar International’s Viewpoints has rightfully earned its position as a world-class thought leadership forum, with a host of credible international guest speakers, offering their opinions and thoughts on internationally pertinent subjects. Staying true to its purpose of serving as an ideal platform to provide the local population with valuable inputs, through engagement with eminent international leaders, Viewpoints continues to share experiences, knowledge, and ideas from a global perspective. In the upcoming session, we are proud to have with us Ms. Maysa Jalbout, who will share from her extensive experience, as well as her strategies in advising two world leading universities on the United nation’s Sustainable Development goals. We hope to bring the best of the global learning with an aim to enable our listeners to adopt these into their personal and professional lives and therefore have a positive impact on the society and the nation at large.”

Maysa Jalbout is a recognized leader with 25 years of experience in international development and philanthropy. She built high impact organizations and multi-sector partnerships renowned for their innovation and results. Her work has paved the way for better lives for children, young men and women in the most vulnerable communities around the world. Currently, she is a Visiting Scholar and Special Advisor on the UN Sustainable Development goals at MIT and ASU and a Non-Resident Fellow at the Brookings Institution. She was the founding CEO of the Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education - a landmark philanthropic initiative based in Dubai with a budget of $1 billion. She was also the founding CEO of the Queen Rania Foundation in Jordan. Forbes recognized Jalbout as one of the 100 most powerful businesswomen in the Arab world in 2016, 2017, and 2018. Driven by her passion to support refugees worldwide, Jalbout has authored a series of reports on refugee education, developed national strategies endorsed by global leaders, and designed philanthropic initiatives which allow millions of refugee children to return to school.

In the last few years, Viewpoints – Sohar International Chairman’s forum, has gained audience eyeballs, for hosting the best of international experts as speakers. This, coupled with intriguing and engaging conversations, has put Viewpoints as a benchmark in events focused at building leadership equity.

Be a part of Oman’s banking industry’ most anticipated knowledge session! Subscribe to Sohar International’s YouTube channel to watch the 9th edition of Viewpoints live, https://www.youtube.com/c/SoharInternational on December 15, 2020 starting at 7:30pm.

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