Rabya Alfadl was raised in Saudi Arabia and educated in the USA. Alfadl graduated in Psychology from Wellesley College, Massachusetts, completed a range of executive management and leadership courses and currently completing a Diploma in Behavioural Science at The London School of Economics. Having worked in marketing, brand management, research design and strategic development in both the public and private sector with some of the worlds leading organisations ranging from Focus EuroRSCG, Bahrain Telecommunications Co., Unilever Arabia, PLC Arabia, and Elixir Consulting, Alfadl brings a whole host of skills and experience to the board of trustees. Further, she continues to work as a consultant working between Europe and the Middle East and remains passionate about supporting and nurturing female talent. Alfadl was appointed an Endowment Trustee of The Barakat Trust. She was responsible for developing a fundraising strategy to meet financial targets and managed the corporate video and marketing collateral. She is an instrumental part of the Trust’s activity and continues to organise lectures and fundraising dinners. Fluent in Arabic and English, Alfadl is also an avid ceramist, with a BTEC Award in Art and Design/ Ceramics from Kensington and Chelsea College and continues to produce works at Heatherley’s School of Art, London.