Noor Shabib is vice president of strategy and business development at the Saudi Industrial Development Fund (SIDF).

Previously, Shabib spent five years at Saudi Aramco, first as a petroleum engineer, then later as a strategy analyst, before finally becoming a member of Aramco’s business development team.

She was also selected among 1,700 applicants to become the Young Leaders Advisory Board coordinator, working with a group of volunteers to engage and inspire Aramco’s young population.

Shabib is also co-founder and lead of Qudwa, a nonprofit organization that aims to raise awareness and host dialogues about gender differences in the workplace through knowledge sharing, skill-building, networking and mentoring.

At Qudwa, she developed a mentoring program for young Saudi women that was later transferred to Aramco’s women development group. The program was the foundation for the company’s mentoring plan for women.

Shabib is also a mentor for the Qimam Fellowship program, which provides its fellows with one-on-one mentorship from senior public and private sector leaders, and leadership training by professionals from renowned companies.

Shabib holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Oxford’s Said Business School in the UK.

She also earned a master’s degree in international oil and gas leadership from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Switzerland, and a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from the American University of Sharjah.

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