C20 Secretariat

C20 Secretariat 2020-02-06T18:09:57+06:00

Rahaf Al Sanosi
Co-Sherpa

Rahaf is the Co-Sherpa of the Civil Society Engagement Group (C20). As an advocate for social change and the economic empowerment of marginalized groups, Rahaf Al Sanosi has dedicated her career to developing social protection policies, poverty and inequality research. She currently serves as a Director for Policy Design and Advocacy at the King Khalid Foundation where she leads the foundation’s efforts in advancing the prosperity of Saudi society with an emphasis on labor market interventions, social transfers, financial inclusion and global civil society trends.

Previously, Rahaf was seconded to work as an advisor to the Oversight and Human Right Committee at the Saudi Shura Council where she drafted legislation on citizenship laws, anti-corruption regulations, and pension reform. She also engaged with different organizations including Borden Ladner and Gervais Law Firm in Canada, King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies, and the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Warsaw, Poland. Rahaf was also a contributor to the Saudi National Voluntary Report on progress on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and was a member of the official Saudi delegation, as a representative of Saudi Civil Society, to the UN High Level Political Forum in 2017 and 2018.

Osamah Alhenaki
Co-Sherpa

Osamah Alhenaki is the Co-Sherpa of the Civil Society Engagement Group (C20) and the Local Lead for the International Financial Architecture Working Group in 2020. Additionally, Osamah is a Director for Policy Design and Advocacy at the King Khalid Foundation where he co-leads the Foundation’s efforts in advocating for developing social protection policies, poverty and inequality research, with an emphasis on SDG alignment and international taxation and progressive fiscal policies.

Previously, Osamah worked as a diplomat for the Saudi Foreign Ministry covering European politics and bilateral relations and was trained at the United Nations in multilateral engagements.  He also worked as an advisor for the Oversight and Human Rights Committee at the Saudi Shura Council.

Mazin Ghoka
Creative Director 

Mazin Ghoka is a Creative Director at the C20 Secretariat. He also works as a Senior Designer at the King Khalid Foundation. Mazin has 15 years of experience in graphic and editorial design, branding, marketing, and production.

He is known for his power to reflect complicated content into compelling designs with careful craftsmanship in data visualizations. Mazin has received his undergraduate education at Damascus University with specialization in ITI and stock markets.

Daliah Albouri
C20 Secretariat Officer

Daliah is a Policy Design and Advocacy Supervisor at the King Khalid Foundation, where her team dedicate their research efforts to creating equal opportunities and an empowered society. In 2016, she joined the Foundation to work on capacity building programs to enhance the performance of the non-profit sector.  Additionally, Daliah serves as Policy Officer for the 2020 Civil Society Engagement Group Secretariat.

A business school graduate, Daliah began her career in a private sector company focused on corporate social responsibility, where she gained experience with the philanthropic sector and became committed to sustainability and development.

Daliah is also a Shaghaf Fellowship alumni, a Philanthropic Fellowship program by the King Khalid Foundation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

 

Maha Alsudairy
C20 Secretariat Officer

Maha Alsudairy is Policy Design and Advocacy Specialist at the King Khalid Foundation in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and a Shaghaf Fellow (Shaghaf, meaning “passionate” in Arabic), a Philanthropic Fellowship Program done in collaboration between the King Khalid Foundation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. She also serves as Policy Officer for the C20 Secretariat.

Prior to her current position, Maha was an intern at the United Nations Development Programme and the U.S Embassy. Maha is a board member at Talga, a non-profit organization designed as a boutique think tank to contribute to the effective implementation of national and international sustainable development goals. Also, she is a member of the Salam Project, a cultural program that works to bridge communications between Saudi Arabia and the world.

Maha aims to enable a global dialogue of cooperation and coexistence. Maha was one of the few to participate in the international dialogue as Delegate of Saudi Arabia at the summer Youth Assembly of 2018 in New York. Her volunteering experiences included working with the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre and the Saudi ADHD Society for over three years.

Maha graduated from Alfaisal University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a focus on Project Management. She also pursued professional education courses at the University of Oxford, Harvard University and Columbia University, in economics, strategy, communication, and leadership.

Basma Altwejri
C20 Secretariat Officer

Basma Altwejri is an advocate for inclusive opportunities for all and specifically the empowerment of people with disabilities. She believes in the power of communities to enable social, educational and economic development in their societies through specialized volunteerism. Basma is currently working in the policy and advocacy program in King Khalid Foundation as a program analyst. She serves as Policy Officer for the 2020 Civil Society Engagement Group Secretariat.

Basma has received a certification from the Oxford Entrepreneurial Program at Mansfield College as well as a diploma for national dialogue by Salam for cultural communication program.

Basma holds a Bachelor’s degree in finance from Alfaisal University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

 

Rahaf Al Sanosi (Co-Sherpa)

Rahaf is the Co-Sherpa of the Civil Society Engagement Group (C20). As an advocate for social change and the economic empowerment of marginalized groups, Rahaf Al Sanosi has dedicated her career to developing social protection policies, poverty and inequality research. She currently serves as a Director for Policy Design and Advocacy at the King Khalid Foundation where she leads the foundation’s efforts in advancing the prosperity of Saudi society with an emphasis on labor market interventions, social transfers, financial inclusion and global civil society trends.

Previously, Rahaf was seconded to work as an advisor to the Oversight and Human Right Committee at the Saudi Shura Council where she drafted legislation on citizenship laws, anti-corruption regulations, and pension reform. She also engaged with different organizations including Borden Ladner and Gervais Law Firm in Canada, King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies, and the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Warsaw, Poland. Rahaf was also a contributor to the Saudi National Voluntary Report on progress on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and was a member of the official Saudi delegation, as a representative of Saudi Civil Society, to the UN High Level Political Forum in 2017 and 2018.

Osamah Alhenaki (Co-Sherpa)

Osamah Alhenaki is the Co-Sherpa of the Civil Society Engagement Group (C20) and the Local Lead for the International Financial Architecture Working Group in 2020. Additionally, Osamah is a Director for Policy Design and Advocacy at the King Khalid Foundation where he co-leads the foundation’s efforts in advocating for developing social protection policies, poverty and inequality research, with an emphasis on SDG alignment and international taxation and progressive fiscal policies.

Previously, Osamah worked as a diplomat for the Saudi Foreign Ministry covering European politics and bilateral relations and was trained at the United Nations in multilateral engagements.  He also worked as an advisor for the Oversight and Human Rights Committee at the Saudi Shura Council.

Daliah Albouri (C20 Secretariat Officer)

Daliah is a Policy Design and Advocacy Supervisor at the King Khalid Foundation, where her team dedicate their research efforts to creating equal opportunities and an empowered society. In 2016, she joined the Foundation to work on capacity building programs to enhance the performance of the non-profit sector.  Additionally, Daliah serves as Policy Officer for the 2020 Civil Society Engagement Group Secretariat.

A business school graduate, Daliah began her career in a private sector company focused on corporate social responsibility, where she gained experience with the philanthropic sector and became committed to  sustainability and development.

Daliah is also a Shaghaf Fellowship alumni, a Philanthropic Fellowship program by the King Khalid Foundation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Maha Alsudairy (C20 Secretariat Officer)

Maha Alsudairy is Policy Design and Advocacy Specialist at the King Khalid Foundation in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and a Shaghaf Fellow (Shaghaf, meaning “passionate” in Arabic), a Philanthropic Fellowship Program done in collaboration between the King Khalid Foundation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. She also serves as Policy Officer for the C20 Secretariat.

Prior to her current position, Maha was an intern at the United Nations Development Programme and the U.S Embassy. Maha is a board member at Talga, a non-profit organization designed as a boutique think tank for the purpose of contributing to the effective implementation of national and international sustainable development goals. Also, she is a member of the Salam Project, a cultural program that works to bridge communications between Saudi Arabia and the world.

 Maha aims to enable a global dialogue of cooperation and coexistence. Maha was one of the few to participate in the international dialogue as Delegate of Saudi Arabia at the summer Youth Assembly of 2018 in New York. Her volunteering experiences included working with the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre and the Saudi ADHD Society for over three years.

Maha graduated from Alfaisal University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a focus on Project Management. She also pursued professional education courses at the University of Oxford, Harvard University and Columbia University, in economics, strategy, communication, and leadership.

Basma Altwejri (C20 Secretariat Officer) 

Basma Altwejri is an advocate for inclusive opportunities for all and specifically the empowerment of people with disabilities. She believes in the power of communities to enable social, educational and economic development in their societies through specialized volunteerism. Basma is currently working in the policy and advocacy program in King Khalid Foundation as a program analyst. She serves as Policy Officer for the 2020 Civil Society Engagement Group Secretariat.

Basma has received a certification from the Oxford Entrepreneurial Program at Mansfield College as well as a diploma for national dialogue by Salam for cultural communication program.

Basma holds a Bachelor’s degree in finance from Alfaisal University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.