Dr. Sheikha Aisha Bint Faleh Al Thani is the Chairperson and Founder of Al Faleh Educational Holding (QPSC), the first woman-led Qatari company to go public and is the first Qatari educational institution to list on the stock market. The Holding is also the first company to list on the Venture Market of the Qatar Stock Exchange. The group offers educational products and academic services of the highest quality. Three schools fall under the umbrella of the Holding including Doha Academy, all of which carry the hall mark of excellence associated with Al Faleh Educational Holding. AFG College with the University of Aberdeen falls under the group and was launched in 2017 as the first British University offering Undergraduate and Postgraduate degrees in Qatar.
Dr. Sheikha Aisha also serves as a founding member of the board of Patrons of the World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists. WCMP is a global network of donors, foundations, and socially responsive corporations established to advance effective and accountable giving. WCMP mobilises financial and human resources to address global issues and advance efficient philanthropy.
Dr. Sheikha Aisha Bint Faleh Al Thani served as a member of Qatar Supreme Education Council appointed in 2006, serving two terms until 2014. The Supreme Education Council is the highest educational authority in Qatar and its members were drawn from Qatar and international top leaders in government, business and academia.
Dr. Sheikha Aisha Bint Faleh Al Thani served on the Board of Directors of Reach Out to Asia from its inception in 2005 till 2016, ROTA is a charity initiative founded by H. E. Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad Al Thani which, in addition to giving aid to areas in need, is looking at ways to support schools in different Asian countries to help them reach the ‘Education For All’ goals set by the UNESCO. ROTA is based in Qatar.
Dr. Al Thani also served on the board of directors of Zaytuna College in the United States from 2006 till 2013. Zaytuna College is the first Muslim liberal arts college in the United States, it was launched in 1996 as Zaytuna Institute in Hayward, California.
Dr. Al Thani was chosen as one of the 500 Most Influential Muslims in the world for the year 2009 till 2021 and remains in the list released annually by George Town University’s Centre for Muslim-Christian understanding and the Royal Islamic Strategic Centre in Jordan.
Dr. Sheikha Aisha bint Faleh Al Thani has combined her interests in Education and Business. After graduating from the University of Qatar with a Bachelor in Education and a Bachelor in English Literature (with distinction), Sheikha Aisha went on to get a Master in Business Administration from the University of Hull in the United Kingdom, then received a PhD from Cass Business School in the United Kingdom in the area of ‘Corporate Governance’.