Saudi Arabia has appointed Dima Al Yahya as Secretary-General of the Digital Cooperation Organization, which was launched by the Kingdom, Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait and Pakistan, to develop a shared digital economy and accelerate its growth.
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, 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 Ministry External.
Al-Yahya also served on several councils, such as the Saudi Federation for Cyber Security, 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.
Al-Yahya is the founder and CEO of the organization “Woman Spark” in English, which has been concerned with training women in Saudi Arabia on the technology industry since its inception in 2013.