Maysa Jalbout

CEO, Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education

Maysa Jalbout is a leader in education and philanthropy, with over 20 years of experience in building effective organizations, initiatives and partnerships in Canada, the Middle East and developing nations.

As the founding CEO of the Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education – a philanthropic $1 billion initiative with an ambitious goal of educating 15,000 youth within 10 years – Maysa is focused on building an institution, initiatives and networks that are impact-driven, sustainable and scalable.

Forbes recognized her as one of the 100 most powerful businesswomen in the Arab world in 2016 and 2017, and one of the 100 most influential women in the Middle East in 2018.