Elaf Omair (Saudi Arabia) is a female leader from Saudi Arabia passionate about social change through intercultural dialogue and policy reform. Professionally, Elaf worked in human capital management, policy research and analysis, and capacity development. She earned two Master’s degrees in the United States, in Policy Management and in Global Thought. Elaf was selected by the US Department of State to participate in an intercultural exchange scholarship about religious pluralism in the US. She also received the MiSK Fellowship in Saudi Arabia to be a mentor to young Saudi leaders. As an academic, Elaf tackled research topics in counterterrorism, radicalization, hate speech, education and labor policy, gender, peacebuilding, gun violence, and change management. Elaf returned to Saudi Arabia in 2022 to reconnect with her roots and embark on her most important journey yet; a global change agent supporting youth around the world by promoting pluralism and diversity.
Sector: Government and International Institutions
Main Pillar: Politics, Diplomacy and Global Economy
Areas of Expertise: Countering Terrorism, Peace Building and Conflict Resolution
Country of Origin: Saudi Arabia
City of Residency: New York, U.S.A.