Dr. Asmaa Al Fadala

Director of Research & Content
World Innovation Summit for Education

Dr. Asmaa Al Fadala is the Director of Research at WISE. She is also a visiting fellow at Cambridge University.  

With over twenty years of experience in K-12 education, higher education, and policy development, she has served as policy writer at the governmental level, professor, author of books on leadership reform and board member on educational organizations. 

As Director of Research, Dr. Al Fadala is leading a number of projects, including the Empowering Leaders of Learning (ELL), which supports school leaders in navigating school improvement processes; the Agile Leaders of Learning Innovation Network (ALL-IN), an international network of school leadership experts and practitioners aimed at raising awareness of educational leadership policy globally; and the WISE Innovation Hub Project focusing on learner and educator development in progressive school settings.  

Dr. Al Fadala holds a Ph.D. and M.Phil from Cambridge University in Educational Leadership and Policy.  

She is a widely published author in the field of educational leadership and policy, entrepreneurship education, teacher professional development, educational reform, innovation in education and SDGs.  

She is the author of Qatari School Leadership Portraits: Lessons Learned from Education for a New Era Reform (HBKU Press, 2019).  

While carrying out her full-time position, Dr. Al Fadala has an advisory role in several organizations around the world, including Karanga, a global alliance for social – emotional learning and life skills, Hughes Hall Development Strategy Group at Cambridge University, a committee member in Greater Share, a philanthropic investment model that works with high impact NGOs and private equity funds.   

She is a board member at University of Doha for Science and Technology.