Ameena Hussain

Chief Curator and Director of Programs, WISE


Dr. Ameena Hussain is the Chief Curator and Director of Programs at the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE). In her current role, she leads the delivery of the WISE Global Summit and WISE programs; including the WISE Prize for Education, WISE Awards, WISE Accelerator, WISE Learners’ Voice and WISE Emerging Leaders. Since joining Qatar Foundation in 2006 as one of the original members of the Education Division, Ameena played a key role in establishing student programs and services working closely with the higher education institutions in Education City. She previously served as the Director of Student Life at Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Doha. Before Qatar Foundation, Dr. Hussain worked in the Supreme Education Council as a teacher, then as an English Department Coordinator, and at Maersk Oil as a Senior HR Specialist. She holds a Doctorate in Global Education from the University of Southern California – Rossier School of Education, a Bachelor of Arts and Education in English Language and Literature from Qatar University, and a Diploma in Human Resources from the Chartered Institute for Personnel Development of the UK. Dr. Hussain has substantial experience in education innovation and leadership, content curation and program development.