Lana Abdelhameed

Deputy Director, Global Affairs

Areas of Expertise 

  • Innovation Research & management
  • Youth empowerment
  • Women’s Issues



MSc Management (innovation pathway), Imperial College London 2011

BA (Hons) Mass Communication, American University of Sharjah, 2010 



Joining  the team in 2012 straight after graduate school, Ms. Abdelhameed enrolled in the mentorship program at b’huth, working closely with the Public Policy Director at the time, Dr. Kenneth Wise.

As part of the mentorship program, Ms. Abdelhameed recieved a comprehensive education into the world of diplomacy, public policy and intenrational affairs. She worked closely with the strategy team on periodic reports and scenario situation analyses.  

Starting off in the Public Policy division, Ms.  Abdelhameed has progressed to become the Deputy Director of the Global Affairs Division. Working closley with the division’s director and team based in the UK and US. She works along with the team to contextualise  global trends and international affairs for the region, with the objective of identifying opportunties to capitalise on, and threats to mitigate and address proactively.

As an undergraduate student Abdelhameed interned with the Communication and Investor Relations Division at Shuaa Captial, an investment firm based in Dubai International Financial Centre.

Ms. Abdelhameed is also an alumni of the US state department International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP). The program theme which she undertook explored the role of  women in peace and security, with the objective of also reviewing UN Security council resolution 1325.

She continues to hold womens issues close to heart.

An Emirati born and raised in the UAE, she lives Dubai with her family.