Manar Alhashash

Manar Alhashash
Position and Company: 
Secretary General, Kuwait e-Award

Manar Al-Hashash is a Computer Engineer from Kuwait, holding a master degree (MBA) with focus on Management of Information Technology. Based on that academic technical background, Manar works in two parallel lines, technical and social. She is the co-founder of DotDesign, a software development company. On the other hand, she multi-tasks several activities with her main goal “Promote ICT in society”. Since 1999, Manar has been involved in media and public work in many ways to achieve that goal. She prepares and presents the weekly IT program “Compunet World” on Kuwait Satellite Channel in Arabic as well as preparing and presenting another weekly IT program on KTV2 in English called “Zero Ones”. In 2004 Ms. Al-Hashash launched and Manage a Local e-Content Annual Contest under the name of “Ghiras electro Contest” which aims at youths in Kuwait (14-22yrs) competing for Best website design, Best Presentation, Best Graphic design and Best mobile e-greeting card, all focus on local content. Manar also has rich experience in the press media publishing for IT, as she wrote a weekly IT page for the an official daily newspaper in Kuwait from 2000 till 2005, where she concluded that experience by launching the IT magazine “Dot” of which she was owner and Chief Editor. As a student Manar was awarded an IEEE for her outstanding Internet and e-Commerce projects in 2000. In addition to being a member in WSA board of directors, Manar is a member of High-Level Panel of Advisers of Gaid — United Nations.