Saud Al-Qahtani, chairman of the Saudi Federation for Cybersecurity, Programming and Drones, announced on Friday the appointment of Nouf Abdullah Al-Rakan as executive director.
Rakan started her early career, completing her studies at George Washington University, and achieved a fellowship in Project Management. She is a graduate of Windsor's International Young Leadership Program in Britain.
She has over 15 years of experience in project and business management in Saudi Arabia, has worked in the Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and has supported of Saudi businesswomen and trained them in leadership and entrepreneurial skills.
She worked for a short time at the UN Office in Riyadh, particularly in the field of community development.
In 2004, she established MITSCo, an information technology company specializing in programming mobile-phone applications.
Rakan was a member of the Board of Directors and Secretary General of Community Development Committee in Riyadh. She participated in several official business delegations in East Asia and other countries.
She is also the CEO of Educational Initiatives, an educational-development center in Riyadh.