The Ibtkar’s Women: Leadership and Dialogue program was formally launched at an event hosted by the German Embassy. Ambassador Designate Stefan Möbs shared insights on current affairs in Germany and Ruth Brodesser, Head of Cultural Affairs shared information on Germany for our participants.

Oliver Oehms, CEO of AHK German Industry and the German Business Council in Kuwait spoke on the German economy and enterpeneurship. Dr Fabian Blomberg from the Konrad Audenauer Foundation gave a brief introduction to the institute and an overview of the upcoming trip highlights.

Ibtkar’s Director Dr Alanoud Alsharekh congratulated the 10 participants on being chosen for this competitive program, which had over 110 applicants, and hoped that this initiative will bring closer understanding of the importance of women’s leadership in Kuwait.

The event was attended by Mr. Khalifa al Ghanim, CEO of Fouad al Ghanim and Sons Automotive company, whose kind support made this program possible.