Lena el-Sheikh Mahjoub

Lena el-Sheikh Omer Majhoub[2] (also: Lina, al-Sheikh, Elsheikh[1][3][4]) became the Sudanese Minister of Labour and Social Development in early September 2019 in the Transitional Cabinet of Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, during the 2019 Sudanese transition to democracy.[1]

Education

El-Sheikh obtained her master's degree in development studies at the University of Manchester and a BSc degree at Ahfad University for Women.[5]

Academia and management

El-Sheikh became an academic staff member of the School of Management Studies at the Ahfad University for Women in 2002.[2] El-Sheikh is interested in promoting corporate social responsibility.[5] She is a co-founder of the Impact Hub Khartoum website, which aims to provide "a cooperative environment for entrepreneurs, intellectuals and innovators".[6] At Impact Hub Khartoum, el-Sheikh holds the title of Head of Community Programs and aims to support sustainable development.[5]

Minister of Labour and Social Development

In early September 2019, el-Sheikh became the Sudanese Minister of Labour and Social Development in the Transitional Cabinet of Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, during the 2019 Sudanese transition to democracy.[1] Other women leaders of Sudan during the transitional period include Chief Justice Nemat Abdullah Khair, and Sovereignty Council members Aisha Musa el-Said and Raja Nicola.

References

  1. ^ a b c d e "FFC, Hamdok reach deal on Sudan's transitional cabinet". Sudan Tribune. 4 September 2019. Archived from the original on 5 September 2019. Retrieved 5 September 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Ahfad news". thefreelibrary.com. 2002. Archived from the original on 10 September 2019. Retrieved 10 September 2019.
  3. ^ Hendawi, Hamza (4 September 2019). "Women take prominent place in Sudanese politics as Abdalla Hamdok names cabinet". The National (Abu Dhabi). Archived from the original on 5 September 2019. Retrieved 5 September 2019.
  4. ^ "Prime Minister Hamdouk presents new Sudanese government". Radio Dabanga. 6 September 2019. Archived from the original on 6 September 2019. Retrieved 6 September 2019.
  5. ^ a b c "Meet The Founders". Impact Hub Khartoum. 2018. Archived from the original on 10 September 2019. Retrieved 10 September 2019.
  6. ^ Raseef22 (8 September 2019). "Post Revolution Sudan: Six Women Grab Pole Positions". raseef22.net. Archived from the original on 10 September 2019. Retrieved 10 September 2019.

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