Founder & CEO
Fatima Albalooshi is the Founder &CEO of Capacitee employment solutions and White Palm consultants. Working to promote the employment of GCC.
As Bahrain’s former Minister of Social Development from 2005 to 2014, Dr. Fatima Mohamed Albalooshi is the Kingdom’s longest-serving female minister, and the first minister to simultaneously oversee three portfolios – Social Development, Health and Human Rights.
While serving in government, Dr. Albalooshi’s accomplishments included the launch of a range of social services targeting the poor, elderly, disabled and other disadvantaged members of society, as well as the founding and chairing of the world’s first Islamic microfinance bank, Bahrain-based Family Bank, which seeks to empower small entrepreneurs. She was also a member of the Economic Development Board’s Executive Committee from 2008 to 2011, and of the Consultative Commission for the Supreme Council of GCC Leaders from 2004 to 2005. In recognition of her achievements, Dr. Albalooshi was awarded the Bahrain Medal (First Degree) by His Majesty King Hamad in 2011, and Forbes magazine named her fourth most influential woman in Middle East government in 2014.
Dr. Albalooshi has been a member of the Supreme Council for Women since 2001, having been appointed personally by His Majesty King Hamad. She also serves as the Chairperson of Bahrain Trust Foundation.