Citizenship/Residence Saudi Arabian

Hayat Sindi is a profound Saudi Arabian medical scientist and one of the first female members of the Consultative Assembly of Saudi Arabia. She was the first woman from the Arabian Gulf to earn a PhD in Biotechnology. A co-founder of Diagnostics For All, a not-for-profit that aims to save lives and improve health in the developing world through low-cost, innovative, practical diagnostic devices she advocates “thinking outside the box, if one’s situation is tough, in favor of their ambitions” . As the founder and president of i2institute, she propounds to create an ecosystem of entrepreneurship and social innovation for scientists, technologists and engineers in the Middle East and beyond. Dr Hayat Sindi was appointed UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador on 1 October 2012