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Dr. Amal bint Jameel Fatani is amongst the three Saudi women appointed as Saudi Arabia’s cultural attaches. Education Minister Hamad Al-Asheikh issued a decision to appoint Dr. Fatani to the UK, Fahda bint Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh to Ireland and Dr. Yusra bint Hussain Al-Jazairy to Morocco. This is the first time Saudi women are appointed as acting cultural attaches to represent the Kingdom internationally.
All coming from the field of education, the trailblazing ladies have excelled in their impressive careers to reach this stepping stone.
#KSA appoints three Saudi women as cultural attaches — a testimony to the kingdom’s efforts in putting women at the center of #Vision2030.— About Her (@AboutHerOFCL) August 2, 2020
(Left to right) Dr. Amal bint Jameel Fatani (UK), Fahda bint Abdul Aziz Al-Sheikh (Ireland) and Dr. Yusra bint Hussain Al-Jazairi (Morocco) pic.twitter.com/PvYsCY8wsb
Dr. Fatani holds a doctorate degree in pharmacology and toxicology from the University of Strathclyde. She currently works as associate professor at the prestigious King Saud University (KSU) where she also obtained her masters and bachelor’s degree from the College Of Pharmacy.
The Saudi female pharmacist and academic added to her resume the roles of consultant and general supervisor of female affairs at Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Education after closing off her two-year role as general supervisor of female sections in all ministry sectors.
Considered to be one of the first female graduates in the Kingdom, Dr. Fatani held several positions at KSU after graduating. According to Arab News, she was appointed vice chair of the pharmacology and toxicology department. Dr. Fatani is the first female dean of 9 scientific and medical colleges and has worked with fellow rector, deputies, and deans of male colleges to “build a unified strategic plan for gaining accreditation, a higher global ranking, and implementing best international practices in higher education”.