H.E. Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad Al Thani
Source of Influence: Arts & Culture
Status: Featured in current year
Sheikha al-Mayassa is the Chairperson of Reach Out To Asia, an NGO under the Qatar Foundation that contributes to the development of societies in Asia, including the Middle East. Its specific area of emphasis is improving the quality of both primary and secondary education in addition to achieving some of the goals of UNESCO’s Education For All (EFA) and the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). She is the Chair of the Board of the Qatar Museums Authority and has spearheaded Qatar’s recent massive investment in art. She was named as the most powerful person in the art world by Art and Auction magazine.