Speakers

Umaro Sissoco Embaló, Prime Minister, Guinea-Bissau

Born on 23 September 1972 in Bissau, is a political figure in Guinea-Bissau, specializing in African issues and the Middle East. He was appointed Prime Minister on 18 November 2016 by Guinea-Bissau President José Mário Vaz.
Umaro Sissoco Embaló holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the Higher Institute of Social and Political Sciences at the Technical University of Lisbon and a Master’s degree in Political Science from the Madrid Institute of International Studies in Spain and a doctorate in international relations at the university of Madrid.
 He is fluent in several languages ​​such as Portuguese, Spanish, French and Arabic
Brigadier General Umaro Sissoco Embaló is an internationally recognized specialist in defense and cooperation and development issues.
He has a solid political experience through the responsibilities he has had during the various governments of Guinea-Bissau.
He held various responsibilities in previous governments, until becoming Minister of State. Former Minister of African Affairs, Middle East and Cooperation, he was the advisor to transitional president Manuel Serifo Nhamadjo.

Khalid Abdulrahim Al–Sayed

Khalid Al–Sayed, a Qatari writer and a former editor in chief of The Peninsula Qatar Newspaper, currently occupies the position of Media Advisor for the Cultural Village Foundation—Katara.
Khalid Al–Sayed received a BS in Engineering, was awarded a Master’s degree in Administration, and a PhD in Cultural Engineering (currently).
During his 25 years of experience in entrepreneurship, project management, and consultancy, Khalid Al–Sayed held a number of posts and high administrative positions in several fields. Such posts ranged from management of projects related to engineering and factories in the Gulf Region, providing consultancy in engineering and design for German, Italian, Emirati, Saudi, Lebanese, Syrian, and Qatari enterprises, to management of medical enterprises and media institutions. In addition, he worked in cultural and pedagogical fields in cooperation with numerous institutions in Qatar.
Khalid Al–Sayed is specialized in value engineering and quality control, along with his wide expertise in application projects and websites ranging from setting proposals to project implementation. He also enjoys a great expertise in designing and setting games on mobile applications, printing, publishing, graphic design, network development, broadcasting, and the supervision of a number of drama works. Besides, he has published a variety of literary, economic, and political works. He was a supervisor during the 2012 and 2013 Arab Caricature award and has a collection of cartoon works. He supervises the website of the Qatari Columnists and teaching investigative journalism at Qatar University.
As for his memberships, Khalid Al–Sayed is a member of the Advisory Council in the Department of Media—Qatar University, a member of the Advisory Council in the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University at Qatar and a visiting lecturer at Northwestern University—Qatar.