Knowledge Partner


In 2011, Ibtechar embarked on its journey as a product developer, pioneering innovative tools to simplify knowledge perception, transfer, and application. Initially focused on personalized lifelong learning through “mesh knowledge,” we evolved between 2014 and 2015, aligning our services with technology supply. Armed with project success and innovation understanding, we expanded into unique consultancy services—ideation, market research, product design, project management, development, and prototype fabrication. Strategically integrating Fourth Industrial Revolution tools and 21st-century skills, we offer turnkey solutions, enriching client experiences through co-design, planning, knowledge transfer, and execution, profoundly impacting businesses and communities.

IE University
Corporate Education Partner

IE University

IE University promotes positive change through education, research, and innovation. The academic institution provides a technology-based learning ecosystem for leaders who make a difference in the world through their global vision, entrepreneurial mindset, respect for diversity and sustainability, and a unique focus on the humanities. IE University is comprised of six schools: IE Business School, IE Law School, IE School of Politics, Economics and Global Affairs, IE School of Architecture and Design, IE School of Science and Technology, and IE School of humanities. The institution has a faculty of more than 500 professors who teach more than 8.000 students from 140 countries in undergraduate, master’s, and executive education programs. IE University’s platform of more than 70,000 alumni is present in 165 countries. As one of the world’s leading higher education institutions, IE shapes leaders with a global vision, humanistic approach, and entrepreneurial spirit.

Workshop Partner

CareTech Learning & Development (CLD-MENA)

CLD Mena is a subsidiary of CareTech Group. Here at CLD Mena, our mission is to enable others to become their best versions. We adapt and innovate sustainable solutions that match organizational objectives, delivering the results you desire. Transformation requires dependable partners, and we strive to be that. Our goal is to create an eco-system which encourages continuous and sustainable learning & development.

People Experience Partner

Perky People Limited

Perky People Limited provides HR Employee Experience consulting services to forward-thinking organisations and cocreates with them people-centric workplace experiences. We design happy workplaces because we really believe that a happy workplace retains & attracts high-performing talents & inspires people to bring their best to work every day. Our purpose is to inspire people to design their happy workplaces, so that they thrive & succeed in everything they do. Our Vision is to be a trusted partner for workplace experience design and our mission is to make workplace experience design simple & accessible to everyone.

“HER Dialogue” Community Partner

Qatar Women Engineers Association (QWEA) قويّة,

Qatar Women Engineers Association (QWEA) قويّة, which means in Arabic the strong women, is a non-profit association founded in late 2020 and falls under the umbrella of the Qatar Society of Engineers (QSE). The association is recognized by the Ministry of Social Development & Family. Executed many projects and initiatives with Ministry of Education and Higher Education, Ministry of Sports and Youth, international embassies and Qatar Scientific Club. With more than 300 members, QWEA is committed to provide excellence in its program to inspire the girls to persuade a degree in Engineering and to promote and empower professionals in the field of Engineering in Qatar.

The vision is “to inspire and empower female engineers as leaders in the engineering field”.
The mission:

  1. Establishing a platform to support female engineers in Qatar
  2. Raise awareness of female engineers contributions to the society and the engineering field
  3. Introduce and encourage female students to choose engineering as a profession
  4. Provide tools and support to women engineers to overcome obstacles at the workplace
  5. Develop and improve the leadership skills of women engineers
  6. Promote gender equality in the workplace
  7. Honoring and appreciating successful female engineers in Qatar through an awards and appreciation Program.
Qatar Skills
Skilling Partner

Qatar Skills: Developing Human Potential

With a legacy of over 13 years, Qatar Skills (QS) focuses on lifelong learning, offering a diverse range of training programs to individuals and organizations seeking continuous improvement and growth. During this time, QS has been dedicated to co-creating transformational learning experiences and delivering high quality, sought-after training exclusively within the realm of Qatar Skills. Committed to delivering exceptional results in Qatar and the MENA region, Qatar Skills offers over a thousand programmes divided into two categories: customised programmes designed for specific organisational needs, and public programmes, available in face-to-face, live virtual, or blended formats. Extending its services across various industries—oil and gas, industrial companies, telecommunications, automotive, banking, financial authorities, and medical corporations—QS caters to both medium to large-scale companies, offering personalised high-level training programmes fully customisable, ensuring alignment with the unique needs and objectives of each client. From the largest training facility in Qatar, QS annually trains thousands of participants, presenting a diverse array of programmes tailored. Renowned for expertise in technical, functional, and management domains, QS grants certifications from prestigious institutes such as CMI, ILM, IOSH, Highfield, IoSCM, CII, IREM, ICF, Professional Academy, ISM, CIM, SHRM, ACCA, among others. 

Positioned at the forefront of excellence and guided by the Qatar National Vision 2030, Qatar Skills serves as a key enabler in human capital development. It actively facilitates adaptation and success in an era where continuous learning is crucial, underscoring its commitment to bridging the skills gap, fostering corporate excellence, and enhancing individual skills. This commitment plays a vital role in supporting long-term economic growth and social stability.

Official Rewards Partner


YOUGotaGift is the leading marketplace for digital gift cards, and the partner of choice for consumers and businesses in MENA. We are transforming prepaid cards to Branded Currency across gifting, incentives & payments to drive acquisition, build engagement, and increase loyalty. With value creation at its core, YOUGotaGift offers unparalleled consumer experiences, and incentives & merchant solutions for a network of 900+ Brands, 2,000+ Corporates including 40+ major Loyalty Programs

Fatima Sultan Al Kuwari, appointed Group Chief Human Resources Officer in April 2021 and later Chairperson of Ooredoo Maldives in December 2021, boasts 18+ years in telecom. Notably, she made history at Ooredoo Kuwait, as the first woman Board member (2018-2020). Formerly Ooredoo Qatar's Chief Consumer Officer, she became the Group's Chief Commercial Officer. In her current role, Fatima leads strategic human resources management, fostering a modern, efficient, and agile work environment. Joining Ooredoo in 2006, she held the role as Ooredoo Group's Executive Director of Marketing. Fatima holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Qatar, an Executive master's in leadership from Georgetown University, USA, and an MBA (Marketing specialization) from the University of Liverpool, UK.
H.E. Sheikh Mansoor Bin Khalifa Al-Thani stands as a distinguished figure in the realm of global entrepreneurship, amassing more than two decades of experience. Renowned for his visionary leadership and ventures characterized by innovation, he remains committed to expanding the horizons of business and nurturing a global ecosystem for entrepreneurs. His extensive portfolio spans diverse sectors, encompassing information security, online training, aviation, renewable energy, and health solutions. With a strategic focus, Sheikh Mansoor operates on a global scale, exerting influence across regions including the Gulf, UK, Europe, Singapore, Latin America, Canada, Australia, and the USA. His multifaceted endeavors reflect a dedication to pushing the boundaries of business and contributing to the advancement of entrepreneurial landscapes worldwide.
Wolfgang Amann, a professor at HEC Paris, has led educational programs since 2014, accumulating 25 years in academia. With four doctorate degrees in international strategy, psychology, educational leadership, and philosophy, he completed faculty development programs at Harvard, IESE, EFMD, and IMD. Amann advises senior leaders, serves on boards, and published 50+ books and 100 case studies for executive education. Certified for psychometric tests, he received awards for teaching and research. Outside academia, he engages in long-distance running and Ironman races, embodying a commitment to intellectual and physical challenges.
With more than 15 years of experience in strategic HR management, talent acquisition, employee development, and organizational culture enhancement, I bring a proven track record of success in HR leadership roles. My expertise lies in driving HR strategies that seamlessly align with business objectives, ultimately enhancing overall performance. I excel in building and managing high-performing teams, implementing impactful talent management practices, and cultivating a culture of employee engagement and development. My approach is centered on driving positive organizational change and fostering a workplace environment that promotes growth and success. Through my strategic HR initiatives, I aim to not only meet but exceed business goals while ensuring the well-being and professional development of all team members.
With over 20 years of experience in HR and a specialization in technology and innovation, Birgit is a seasoned professional focusing on strategic change management and human capital development. Based in the Middle East, she has provided guidance to multinational corporations and shaped people strategies for medium to large organizations since 2010. Birgit brings valuable insights and a unique perspective to the intersection of HR, technology, and innovation. Rooted in the UK/Europe and with extensive experience in multinational corporations, Birgit has effectively advised on transformative projects, emphasizing change, stakeholder management, and Learning & Development. Her industry focus spans Financial Services, Healthcare, and the Public Sector, showcasing a profound understanding of infrastructure.
Mohamed Goda is a seasoned Learning & Development and Talent Development Expert, as well as an Executive Coach, bringing extensive experience in crafting and delivering comprehensive training programs across various sectors such as Customer Service, Leadership, Human Resources, Sales, and more. With a rich background, he has collaborated with distinguished companies in the U.K., Switzerland, Italy, Egypt, and Qatar, consistently earning recognition for his adept knowledge transfer skills. His expertise encompasses Training Consultancy, Policy Development, Nationalization, Career Development, and Talent Management. Proficient in areas like Leadership Development, L&D Strategy Planning, Policies Crafting, Succession Planning, Diversity & Inclusion, and Employee Engagement, Mohamed holds a proven track record in providing guidance to management on effective Personal Development Plans, contributing significantly to organizational success.
Raisa Ghazi, recognized as one of the Top 50 Influential Muslims in Europe, is a captivating speaker and innovative creator. Affectionately dubbed the "Robin Hood of Leadership," she dedicates herself to providing free leadership training to underprivileged groups. Renowned for her expertise in Women’s Leadership, Inclusive Leadership, and Growth Mindset, Ghazi has earned accolades from Forbes and the Dutch Soc. & Econ. Board, solidifying her leadership status. Additionally, she holds the esteemed position of the best teacher in her program at the University Nyenrode and stands out as a prominent voice on LinkedIn. Ghazi's commitment to empowering others through leadership training has made her a respected figure, and her impact extends across diverse fields, reflecting her influence as a dynamic and inspiring leader.

Areej is a distinguished keynote speaker at international conferences, addressing themes like Women in Leadership, Talent Management, Change Management, and Digital Transformation. Recognized as a woman mentor by the Global Skills Development Council, she received the World Women Leadership Congress award as one of the top Oman Women Leaders in 2023. Honored as one of the top 20 young achievers in the GCC region by the Government Youth Summit in 2021, Areej is a dedicated leader in human resource development. With professional certifications in talent management and a master’s degree in management and Entrepreneurship, she brings extensive expertise to her role as Director of Human Resource Development at influential organizations in Oman. Areej's commitment to continuous learning, strategic planning, and organizational growth showcases her leadership in merging entities, leading change initiatives, and building solid foundations. Active in committees like the Change Management Committee and the OSHRM, Areej provides consultancy services to foster a culture of learning and development in government entities. Her motivational and engagement programs, combined with exceptional communication, negotiation, and leadership skills, make her an invaluable asset to any organization.

Yazen Al Safi, a senior management professional with 18 years of experience, is renowned for spearheading digital transformation in the Middle East. As a Senior Consulting Director at PwC ME, he played a key role in expanding the firm's technology consulting. Yazen's expertise spans industries like government, healthcare, and smart cities, emphasizing human-centric digital transformation. He's contributed to over 25 transformative projects in the Middle East and Australasia. An entrepreneur, he founded award-winning health IT companies in New Zealand and received recognition for innovation in healthcare technology. Yazen is a regular contributor to digital strategy publications, showcasing a growth-oriented mindset. His educational background includes a Master's in Software Engineering and an MBA, highlighting his deep understanding of the synergy between technology and business.
Masam, a seasoned senior facilitator, has conducted more than 350 interventions worldwide, addressing a wide range of topics including Customer Service Excellence, Motivational Leadership, Sales Management, and Emotional Intelligence. As a Chartered Financial Analyst, Masam is a highly motivated professional committed to providing exceptional solutions aligned with organizational values of customer centricity and innovation. With a global perspective, he brings a wealth of experience to his role, emphasizing excellence in delivery and a strong dedication to meeting client needs. Masam's expertise extends across diverse domains, reflecting his versatility in navigating topics crucial to organizational success. His commitment to client satisfaction, coupled with a foundation in financial analysis, positions him as a dynamic facilitator capable of delivering impactful interventions that resonate with organizational values and objectives.
Nayef Al-Ibrahim is the CEO at Ibtechar, leading a team providing practical innovation solutions. With over a decade in innovation and recognized by the World Economic Forum, Nayef is listed among Qatar's Best 50 SMEs twice. His expertise lies in strategic thinking, team management, and agile framework use. Nayef holds a civil engineering degree from Qatar University and an MBA from the American University in UAE. Formerly in real estate, he managed projects exceeding a Billion Dollar value, gaining insights from ideation to implementation. Beyond work, Nayef values family time and enjoys reading.
With over 11 years of experience in reservoir engineering, she obtained her bachelor's degree from TAMUQ in 2011 and completed a master's in Women, Society, and Development in 2020. Serving as the Vice Chairperson of the Qatar Women Engineers Association (QWEA), she actively advocates for science and women in engineering, participating on advisory boards and co-authoring technical papers. Her master's thesis, focused on women's leadership in the oil and gas industry, was published. Engaging globally, she presents technical topics and coordinates engineering camps. In 2021, she earned recognition as the QatarEnergy Female in Engineering Champion and received the 2020 Engineer of the Year Award from TAMUQ. Notably, she is acknowledged for her volunteer efforts, including contributions to the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Florencio “Rhency” Padilla is the Founder & Managing Director of Perky People Limited – an HR consultancy specializing in Employee Experience. Rhency has more than 20 years of work experience in different industries in Asia & the Middle East. He spent more than 15 years in strategic & operational L&D, talent & leadership development, employee engagement & wellbeing, employer branding, organizational effectiveness, and employee experience design from the airlines, government sector & luxury retail. He is a chartered fellow of the CIPD UK (FCIPD). Rhency has a proven track record of helping leaders & organizations design innovative people solutions, designing inspirational workplaces & people-first cultures that embrace ongoing enhancements & co-creation practice within the organization.
Monica Sharma is a seasoned senior HR Leader with around 20+ year’s international experience driving employee performance, HR transformation and organisational setup. She holds extensive experience of managing 10000+ teams based in the US, UK, Europe, APAC and Middle East for Banking & Finance, Telecom, Insurance, Oil & Gas, Healthcare & Technology sectors. Renowned for her expertise in a broad spectrum of subjects like Strategic HR Planning, People Strategy, Business Transformation, Organizational Design, Talent Strategy Recruitment, Compensation and Benefits, Performance Management. Monica Successfully executed HCM implementation, Talent review strategy and succession planning process for many global enterprises. Monica’s commitment to empowering and building collaborative teams in achieving common enterprise goals is well appreciated within her organizations that also made her a dynamic and inspiring leader. Monica has an MBA – Human Resource as education background from a reputed university in India.
Balvinder is English of Indian origin, resident in Madrid, Spain. He is a Business & Finance graduate who also studied a Masters in Mediation from the University of London. He has extensive experience leading business, social, cultural, media and technology projects in Spain and internationally. His main skills include internal and external communications, creative & strategic input, business development & senior management, team leadership, relationship management & business mediation. Balvinder is passionate about the importance of building strong and effective teams and enabling projects, which push boundaries. He is a strong advocate of self-empowerment and pro-activeness to achieve one´s goals, with his favourite quote being that of Mahatma Gandhi: “Be the change you want to see in the world.” He is CEO at Learning Experience/ Ed Tech Company and a Founding Partner, Board Member and Director at BOOSTER Space Industries and AERDRON, innovative international New Space/Aerospace projects/consultancies with important stakeholders globally. In 2015 he became a Business Mentor at “The Founder Institute”, one of the largest and most powerful start up networks in the world. He is also an Adjunct Professor and Business Mentor at IE Business School and a qualified and experienced trainer, giving sessions on Leadership, Team Management and Motivation, Innovation Culture, Mediation/Conflict Resolution Skills & Entrepreneurship globally. He has recently authored a book called "Going Digital" (2022 for Pearson group) about the Inner Secrets of Successful Business Innovation and Digital Change.