National Experts Program | Waheeda Alhadhrami

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Waheeda Alhadhrami

Media and the Creative Economy

Director of the National Cultural and Creative Industries Promotion Department, Ministry of Culture and Youth

Waheeda AlHadhrami works for the UAE Ministry of Culture and Youth within the Cultural and Creative Industries sector, where she focuses on strategy development, local and international partnerships, and policy research. She is part of the core team that developed the UAE’s 10-year National Strategy for the Cultural and Creative Industries.

Previously, AlHadhrami worked at twofour54 to develop young creatives’ careers in the media industry. She earned her master’s degree in Arts Management with a focus on Management of the Creative Industries from Claremont Graduate University and Sotheby’s Institute of Art in Los Angeles and completed her undergraduate studies at the American University of Sharjah.