Our Team

Faten Hani

Senior Advisor

Dr. Faten Hani is a seasoned chief executive with a track record of planning, executing and managing strategic and complex mega multibillion-dollar projects.

Running efficient operations with streamlined structures. Highly motivated with a proven ability to develop people. Experienced in forming strategic plans that convert every opportunity into a success that delivers profit and growth. Proven success in building international partnerships and collaborations. She acted as the Director of The University City Project Office (the University of Oman and the Science & Technology and Medical City); responsible for setting the strategic, development and implementation plans of the University City Project. Including forming strategic collaboration with top educational and research institutions. Her specialty lies in strategy development and business planning, talent management and development, she has worked in the Middle East in the fields of business, finance, strategy, leadership, human capital and community development for the last 29+ years covering regional, National and corporate plans.

Dr. Faten was the Chief Executive Officer of DIFC Center of Excellence, the home of top international Universities, Business schools, Executive Education and professional development organizations including LBS, Duke University, SOAS, Cass Business School, City University, and Institute of Directors among others. Prior to that, Faten has been the Chief Human Capital Officer at the Dubai International Financial Center and a member of its executive committee since its very inception in 2002. Dr. Faten was also involved in the design of strategic country plans and visions, including for Oman, UAE and Lebanon.

She also served as the Chairperson of the Business Advisory Committee of the Higher Colleges of Technology in the UAE and a member of the business advisory group at IMD Business School in Switzerland; as well as an active member of the Young Arab Leaders Organization. She also acts as an Education Advisor to regional Royal members, VIPs, Governments and privates Initiatives as well as a mentor to entrepreneurs and SMEs.

Dr. Faten holds a Doctorate Degree from Nottingham Trent University (UK), a Master’s in International Business Innovation from Barcelona Executive Business School (Spain) and a Bachelor of Business Administration, Banking and Finance from the UAE University (UAE).