Dr. Al-Ansari recognizes the importance of welcoming new perspectives, as she holds vast experience working in diverse sector in Qatar including, culture, education, finance, marketing, and telecommunications. Al-Ansari knows that encouraging people to voice new ideas and opinions can help businesses better serve their communities.
The accomplished Strategic Planning and Human Development Expert brings this mindset to the Stars of Science panel through encouraging contestants to express their thoughts and viewpoints freely. She also offers her considerable expertise in strategic planning and human development to the participants, providing an invaluable resource of knowledge as aspiring Arab innovators seek to become successful entrepreneurs.
Dr. Al-Ansari believes in the importance of empowering Arab women and providing them the tools to contribute to their communities. She has served as a member on the Board of Directors of the Arab International Women’s Forum in the United Kingdom since 2009 and was a Board Member of the Qatari Businesswomen Association between 2008-2017.
In addition, Dr. Buthaina works as a human development trainer, helping young Qataris build their capabilities across the government sector in Qatar. Training courses conducted by Dr. Al-Ansari include ‘Corporate Identity Development Strategy’; ‘The Strategic Planning for Profit Organizations Using the Balanced Card Score’; ‘Positive Leadership - Dedicated to Women in Executive Levels’; ‘Empowering Women to Pursue Leadership Positions – How and When?’; in addition to a special training program titled, ‘The Importance of Future Foresight in Light of COVID-19’.
Dr. Al-Ansari’s commitment to supporting Arab women earned her wide recognition across the region. She ranked 67th on Arabian Business Magazine’s 100 Most Powerful Arab Women list in 2011 and was named Businesswoman of the Year in 2011 by Rowad Al Aamal Magazine.
Dr. Buthaina also holds many positions of significant national and social importance. Dr. Al-Ansari has been Deputy Chairman of the Qatar University MBA Alumni Association since 2011 and the Executive Director of the Social Responsibility Committee of Dar Al Sharq since 2013. Dr. Buthaina was also recently appointed an Honorary Ambassador for the Qatar Cancer Society.
Dr. Buthaina Al-Ansari is also an accomplished and published author. She regularly contributes to several Qatari newspapers, reflecting on different local and regional business topics. Dr. Al-Ansari has also written her own books including, Stronger than the Siege, 2018 and State Strength – Economic Indicators for the State of Qatar, 2021. In addition, she has published several books focusing on Qatari women, such as Qatari Women Before /After Oil & Gas,2014 and Sheroes, 2016.
Research has played a crucial role in Dr. Buthaina Al-Ansari’s career as she contributed to the publication of many research papers including, Foreseeing the Future 2030 and the Impact of COVID-19 on the National Economy, 2020; The Fourth Industrial Revolution and Sustainable Goals, 2020. In addition to a joint research paper titled, Qatarization Policy & the Success of Ooredoo’s Strategy in the Qatarization of Executive Positions, 2015.
Dr. Al-Ansari holds a PhD degree in Business Administration from Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom. She also holds a Master of Business Administration from Qatar University and a Master of Strategic Planning from American University in Cairo, Egypt. Additionally, she holds an Executive Master’s in Leadership from Qatar Leadership Centre.
“Arab women have always been active players in any field or discipline you can think of. They are part of an incredible resource of creativity and talent found in our region. Stars of Science has simply provided them the tools to grow and become the entrepreneurs they aspire to be.”