More about Rumaitha Al Busaidi

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Rumaitha is an Omani marine scientist and an advocate for environmental leadership and women’s rights. Most recently, she served as vice chair of the food manufacturing committee of the Omani National Program for Economic Diversification working on implementing strategies to maximize social and environmental development through creating sustainable food manufacturing clusters.

An award-winning radio presenter and sportswoman, Rumaitha is considered to be the first female soccer analyst in the Arab World. She has travelled solo to 72 countries and in the process became the youngest Omani to step foot on the South Pole and to have scaled four out of the world’s seven volcanic summits. Among other leadership positions, Rumaitha serves as an executive board director of the only environmental NGO in Oman; the Environment Society of Oman, is an Atlantic Council fellow, a World Economic Forum Global Shaper, and an advisory board member for AIESEC, and named by the European Commission as a Peace Ambassador. Rumaitha holds master’s degrees in environmental studies and aquaculture management respectively, and is currently part of Class 2020 at the Harvard Kennedy School; pursuing her third Masters degree in Public at Administration.