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HRH Princess Haya AL HUSSEIN

HRH Princess Haya AL HUSSEIN

Entry in the IOC 2007
Country UAE (United Arab Emirates)
Born 03 May 1974
Honours Degree BA MA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics at St Hilda’s College, Oxford University

Founder and Chairperson, Tkiyet Um Ali, Jordan (2004-); Goodwill Ambassador to the United Nations World Food Programme (2005-2007); UN Messenger of Peace (Hunger & Poverty) (2007-); Chairperson International Humanitarian City, Dubai (2007-); Founding Member and Board Member of the Global Humanitarian Forum (2007-2010); ); Chairperson of Dubai Healthcare City Authority (2011-)

Sports practised

Sports career
Individual bronze medallist, show jumping, Pan-Arab Games of 1992; the Games of the XXVII Olympiad in 2000 in Sydney; the Equestrian World Championships in Jerez (Spain) in 2002

Sports administration
President of the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) (2006-); Member of the Honorary Board of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC); President and Founder of the International Jordanian Athletes Cultural Association; Chairperson of the Dubai Organising Committee (DOC) for SportAccord 2010

Awards and distinctions
Voted “Athlete of the Year” by the Jordanian Public (1993); five-time winner of the Jordanian National Show Jumping Championships (1986, 1987, 1989, 1990 and 1992); twice decorated by HM the Late King Hussein for excellence in international equestrian sport (1988 and 1992); awarded “Equestrian Personality of the Year” by the Spanish Equestrian Federation (1996); presented the Guirlande d’Honneur (the Laurel Wreath) and “Celebrity of the Year Award” in recognition of her leading role as an international athlete and FEI President, as well as for her meaningful promotion of cultural and ethical values, and the image of sport (2006); received the Der Steiger Award for outstanding merits in the field of sport (2010); received the Sharjah Award for Voluntary Work (2010)

IOC History
Elected as President of an International Federation; member of the following Commissions: Athletes’ (2005-2010), Culture and Olympic Education (2005-2014), International Relations (2010-2014), Entourage (2014-), Women and Sport (2014-), Marketing (2014-); member of the Editorial Committee of the 2009 Olympic Congress (2007-2009)