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Dr. Reem is a Global Thought leader in Cyber Security and Digital Transformation with more than two decades of experience who had led significant changes to the maturity of cybersecurity and technology in Energy sector, which is closely linked to Kuwait’s National CyberSecurity posture, and Digital Oil Fields transformation journeys.


She is a passionate leader whose valuable contribution to cybersecurity and technology is recognized at national, regional and international levels. She promotes Diversity as she is the Head of Gender PMO in Kuwait’s Oil Sector Council of Diversity and Inclusion (D&I). She is Founding Partner and Board member of Women in CyberSecurity MiddleEast (WiCSME), which has +1300 members across the region. Having a number of Academic and Professional degrees such as Engineering, MBA, PhD and Harvard’s Business School Executives Program provides her with a great mixture of technical and management skills that enrich her current Leadership role.


Dr. Reem represents her country in a number of regional and global program and forums, and is recognized as an “Innovator” and “Wild Card” who continues to ‘push the envelope’ to get to the most optimum outcome on an initiative or a project. She is an Awards winner of national, regional and global accolades such as Global’s EWF’s Regional Leadership Award, ranked #1 at IFSEC Global Top Influencers in Security & Fire, MESA’s Women Security Leaders Award, " and The Arab CISO of the Year”.


She’s a very active contributor to Cyber Security Community promoting collaboration via sharing of knowledge “#StrongerTogether”, organizing various CyberSecurity related workshops/events and meetups, as well as participating as Judge in various Prestigious Awards as well as an Advisory Board member and a Keynote Speaker in various national, regional, and international forums. She contributed as Co-Author various publications including SPE Articles, MIT Review Articles, CyberSecurity Books and PhD researches. She’s a community member in the World Economic Forum’s Program “Cyber Resilience in Oil & Gas”. She’s a TEDx Speaker where her TEDx Talk is titled “Let your passion lead the way” to inspire others to follow their dreams.


She is a true inspiration to a number of young Women to strive for more. As she strongly believe that when any Woman rise, we ALL as women rise along with her.

Speaker sessions

30-Nov-2021 12:50 – 13:05

Toward an Empowered Future

29-Nov-2021 16:40 – 17:05

Cyber Enabled Journey: Successful Digital Transformation Recipe

In this session, Energy, Resources and Industrials leaders will come together to discuss the role of cyber security…