H.H. Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser Al-Missned

Chairperson of the Qatar Foundation

Her Highness Sheikha Moza is the mother of the current Emir of Qatar. She plays a very active role in promoting a wide range of issues at home, in the Gulf region and internationally.

Education Initiatives & Leadership:

Sheikha Moza is the Chairperson of the non-profit Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development. The foundation has brought some of the leading US university programs to Qatar. It also promotes international research and provides scholarships around the world. Sheikha Moza serves as the President of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs and is Vice Chairperson of both the Supreme Education Council, and the Supreme Health Council.

International Work & Recognition:

In 2003, UNESCO appointed Sheikha Moza as the Special Envoy for Basic and Higher Education and in 2005 she was selected to be a member of the high-level group of the UN Alliance of Civilizations. Along with her UNESCO work, she actively promotes and protects the right to education in conflict-hit areas of the world; particularly Gaza, Iraq and Afghanistan. Sheikha Moza was listed as one of the “100 most powerful women in the world” by Forbes Magazine in 2007. In addition, she was named one of the “25 Most Influential Business Leaders in the Middle East” by The Times of London.

Sheikha Moza issues decision forming Board of Directors of Qatar Foundation ... - Peninsula On-line
2013-11-13 10:21:36

The Board of Directors includes Munira bint Nasser Al Missned, HE Minister of Public Health Abdullah bin Khalid Al-Qahtani, HE Minister of Labour and Social Affairs Abdullah bin Saleh Al-Khulaifi, HE Secretary General of the Supreme Council for Family ...

Gunfire Reported in Feud between Qatar's Former, Present Emirs - Fars News Agency
2013-10-19 18:01:06

A security officer told FNA on Saturday that the quarrel was over the numerous and lavish expenses of the foreign trips that Emir's mother, former queen Sheikha Moza bint Nasser al-Missned, has been taking alongside not just his husband the former emir ...and more »

Syria's Impasse Likely to Last Years - Al-Monitor
2013-10-23 20:02:54

Shaikh also worked as director for policy and research in the Office of Her Highness Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser Al-Missned, consort of the former emir of Qatar. Summary⎙ Print Former UN official Salman Shaikh contends that neither the Bashar al-Assad ...

Doha's Education City is a boost for locals - Financial Times
2013-10-20 15:15:42

Education City, established by Qatar Foundation, will be arguably the defining legacy of Sheikha Moza bint Nasser al-Missned, wife of the former emir, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, who abdicated in June in favour of their second son, Sheikh Tamim.

Man-caves, super-icebergs and omni-extensions — why London is knocking ... - Evening Standard
2013-10-29 09:22:20

To rival Roman's block party is an epic knock-through in Cornwall Terrace, where Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned, the beautiful wife of the Qatari ruler, has reportedly bought numbers one, two and three, the former for £80 million and the last two ...

Female Arab Directors Are Breaking Out of Region - Variety
2013-10-17 15:37:07

... the deep pockets of the Doha Film Institute, which has followed the lead of Qatar's Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned to bolster the women directors of their region, femme helmers have more resources, and more friends in high places, than ever ...and more »

Woman Tops 2013 Art Review Annual Power 100 List - ArtLyst
2013-10-27 14:30:33

Born the 14th child of Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, the former Emir of Qatar, and the eldest daughter of the Emir with his second wife, Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al-Missned. She has been described this year by the Art Review as “the art world's ...

Western universities' reputations at stake in Gulf links - Financial Times
2013-10-20 15:15:42

Under the financial patronage of Sheikha Moza bint Nasser al-Missned, the wife of Qatar's recently departed emir, the gas-rich state has attracted eight institutions to a sprawling campus on the outskirts of Doha, the capital. Premier institutions such ...and more »

El glamour se resiste a 'abdicar' en Qatar - Vanitatis.com
2013-11-04 05:01:08

02/11/2013 (06:00). 5. AA. Tres meses después de la abdicación del emir de Qatar, Hamad bin Jalifa al Zani, la segunda de sus tres esposas, Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned, se resiste a cederle el puesto de icono del estilo a una de sus nueras.

I reali del Qatar puntano sui vestiti Pal Zileri - Il Sole 24 Ore
2013-11-06 18:05:43

A seguire le strategie di Mayhoola è, in particolare, la moglie dello sceicco Al-Thani, che da poco ha abdicato in favore del figlio Tamin: cioè Mozah bint Nasser al Missned. Quest'ultima, seconda consorte e ... Tuttavia negli ultimi anni anche le ...and more »

Birth: 8 August 1959 (Age: 55)

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Influence: Queen of Qatar and head of Qatar Foundation and various other organizations.

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Status: Featured in current year