15th June, 2015
Dr Afnan Al-Shuaiby was honoured by George Washington University on 15 June by an invitation to share her insights on the importance of Strategic Leadership.
An invited audience hall at the Four Seasons Hotel in London included ambassadors, business leaders and alumni. The event was part of the GW Global Series in London on Strategic Leadership. During the evening, Dr Al-Shuaiby answered a range of questions put to her in a discussion hosted by Dr Steven Knapp, President of GW University. The GW Global Series provides an opportunity for alumni considered as leaders in their fields to share their insights and experiences with other leading executives and professionals. The discussion focused on Dr Al-Shuaiby’s leadership of the Arab British Chamber of Commerce and how her educational experience at GW had helped her prepare for her future career. She also addressed her role as the first woman to occupy the leadership of the Chamber, her diplomatic activities in London and how her experience across cultures had influenced her leadership decisions. Dr Al-Shuaiby reflected on the role of Arab women in public life and the misperceptions of people from the Arab world. The event provided an opportunity for Dr Al-Shuaiby to share her own experiences of leadership and was designed to encourage a younger generation of potential leaders. Dr Al-Shuaiby expressed her thanks to Dr Knapp and George Washington University for their generosity in organising the programme.
As a token of respect for his distinguished record of service in the field of education, Dr Al-Shuaiby presented Dr Knapp with a certificate of appreciation. Dr Knapp, the sixteenth president of the University who took up his position in August 2007, presented Dr Al-Shuaiby with a gift following the formal proceedings. The evening concluded with a dinner.Back To 2015 Gallery