•President of the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities
•Chairperson: Arab Regional Center for World Heritage (ARC-WH)
•Founder and Chairperson: Shaikh Ibrahim bin Mohammed
Center for Culture and Research
•Nominee for Secretary General, United Nations World
Touring the Muharraq Revitalization Project with H.E. Sheikh Khaled Bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, Deputy Prime Minister of Bahrain, and Farroq Derakhshani, Director of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture
Shaikha Mai bint Mohammed Al Khalifa is
an influential international figure, known for her leadership in the fields of tourism, culture, art
and sustainable development. She was listed as one of the 50 most influential women in the
Arab World by Forbes magazine in 2005. Acknowledging the power of culture as a driver
of sustainable development, Mai Al Khalifa has spearheaded innovative projects to develop infrastructure to deliver on the global SDGs.
Mai Al Khalifa is translating this energy into
a drive to re-build tourism around the world in the wake of the damaging and dangerous Covid-19 pandemic. The global economy and the welfare of hundreds of millions of individuals is dependent upon it. She has staked her case on the leadership of the United Nations, the World Tourism Organization and the World Travel and Tourism Council, as well as other state and private sector bodies, to achieve this. Bold visions are required and that is what we have come to expect her to deliver.
BACA Chief Gets Backing for Top UNWTO Post The Arab Tourism Ministers' Council has unanimously approved the nomination of Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities (BACA) President Shaikha Mai bint Mohammed Al Khalifa to the post of UN World Tourism Organisation... 28 December 2020, Trade Arabia
Bahraini Cultural Icon Vying to be First Female Head of United Nation’s Tourism Arm
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