Always a curious child, for as long as she can remember, Raha dreamed of challenging adventures, seeing the world and perhaps even changeling it.
From a young age her eccentricity was obvious, blessed with parents who never asked her to change, teaching her to dream big and live even bigger, and raised her with the belief that life is what she makes of it and her dreams are a reflection of the endlessness of her capabilities.
Graduating with a bachelors in Visional Communications from the American University of Sharjah then started her career at a leading advertising agency, Raha’s life changed the day she summited Kilimanjaro and challenged herself, her society, and culture. It was there, between the clouds, standing on Africa’s roof where her spirit could no longer be silenced and nothing could hold her back from her love of adventure, Kilimanjaro open the doors to 8 more summits, yet still her love affair with altitude was insatiable, and her curiosity as to where her limits were grew fierce, just when she thought she found them, she set eyes on Everest, and the dream that turned her into an accidental role model was born, on may 18th 2013 a year after seeing the legendary mountain Raha made history by being the first Saudi woman to summit Everest, forever proving we could attempt the impossible and maybe even achieve it no matter where we are from, she’s living proof that if children are raised confident and curious, unapologetically who they are, then¬ we’re capable of anything, Even for a Saudi woman to stand on top of the world.
Moharrak is a well-known speaker and has held motivational and inspirational speeches across the region and has received fantastic reviews from the audience. She has also been seen on TV, Radio and in numerous newspapers. She presents both in Arabic and in English.
Categories: Adventurer, Moderator, Motivation
Safder heads Huawei’s Smart City and Internet of Things (IoT) Center of Excellence, prior to which he has held various leadership roles in global ‘blue chip’ companies. With over 20 years of experience across the world in industry verticals including real estate, smart cities and smart grid, Safder has enabled global companies to deliver exceptional results in new lines of business. Key to this success has been the innovative use of technology to drive business outcomes.
Having held senior leadership positions as the customer, the consultant and the vendor, this 360 degree view combined with over 10 years in the Middle East region gives Safder a rounded perspective of the market, challenges and opportunities.
The Smart City and IoT Centre of Excellence, leads the Huawei go-to-market strategy in this domain. The differentiated value proposition of Huawei will be the key to enabling Cities and Governments in the region to deliver on their Smart City plans. By understanding the needs and respective roles of Government Leaders, Master Developers and Telco service Providers, thus he is well positioned to enable smarter cities of the future.
Safder talks about the impact of technology, technology trend and the impact of tech in our lives.