Dr. Jemilah Mahmood is a medical doctor and fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She is also an outstanding teacher with a reservoir of knowledge and experience in coaching, teaching and motivating people to give back to society.
Dr. Jemilah’s success is based on several pillars, she has dedicated herself entirely to serving humanity. She is one of the rare Muslim women who have broken through the humanitarian world’s glass ceiling and helped to redefine women’s roles and responsibilities. Her focus, passion, energy and experience – involving crises in places like Kosovo, Iran, Iraq, Palestine, Sudan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Indonesia – have led to astounding results in the field. Having proven to herself and the world that her forte is humanitarian work, Dr. Jemilah embodies the finest humanistic qualities with her distinctive leadership style, courage, flexibility, altruism, selflessness, pragmatism, steadfastness and dedication to serving others.
Dr. Jemilah’s contributions have been recognised both nationally and globally. She has received several awards. In 2013 Dr. Jemilah became the first recipient of Bahrain’s Isa Award for Service to Humanity for the efforts in disaster prevention and relief. Education, community services, environment protection, climate change and poverty alleviation.