Leena Al-Hadid

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Leena Al-Hadid

Her Excellency
لينا الحديد
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H.E Ambassador Leena Al-Hadid
Chairperson of the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency
In office
September 24, 2018 – September 23, 2019
Preceded byDarmansjah Djumala
Succeeded byMikaela Kumlin Granit
Personal details
Born (1971-01-30) 30 January 1971 (age 48)[1]
London, U.K.[1]
EducationBSc in Law
Alma materUniversity of Jordan.
OccupationAmbassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to Austria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, and Slovenia.

Leena Al-Hadid (Arabic: لينا الحديد‎, born 30 January 1971) is a Jordanian diplomat, ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary to Austria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, and Slovenia.[2] She also serves as Jordan's permanent representative to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe and the United Nations in Vienna. In 2018–2019, she was the elected chairperson of the International Atomic Energy Agency's board of governors.

Career[edit]

Hadid studied law at the University of Jordan and started her diplomatic career in 1995 when she joined the Jordanian Foreign Service as political officer at the private office of Jordan's Foreign Minister.[3] She was later relocated as diplomatic attaché to the United Nations and alternate Permanent Representative to the UN in Vienna from 1996-2000.[2] Hadid later worked as political officer to Jordan's mission to the European Union in Brussels from 2002 to 2004. From 2004 to 2006, she served as chief diplomatic human rights officer to the Jordanian mission to the United Nations in Geneva. In 2009, she served as deputy consul general in Dubai until 2014. From 2014 to 2018, she worked as director of the Jordanian foreign ministry's international relations & organizations department, as well as deputy director of the department of human rights and humanitarian security which dealt with the Syrian refugee crisis.[3][2]

In July 2018, Hadid became the Jordanian ambassador to Slovakia.[4] She was appointed as permanent representative of Jordan to the United Nations in Vienna on 11 September 2018.[5] In the same month, she was appointed as Jordan's ambassador to Austria.[6]

On 24 September 2018, she was elected by acclamation to a one-year term as chairperson of the IAEA board of governors.[3] Her tenure as chairperson of the IAEA was marked by the death of director general Yukiya Amano,[7] the setting of the 2020 IAEA budget, and sensitive talks regarding Iran's nuclear program. On 23 September 2019, she was succeeded as IAEA chairperson by the Swedish ambassador to the agency, Mikaela Kumlin Granit.[8]

Al-Hadid serves as ambassador and permanent representative of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE),[9] and is Jordan's Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Vienna.[3]

She is fluent in Arabic and English.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Women Ambassadors". SOCIETY Magazin (374). Wien. 2018. p. 53.
  2. ^ a b c "Jordan". Mediterranean Women Mediators Network. Retrieved 6 November 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d "Ambassador Leena Al-Hadid Takes Over as New Chairperson of IAEA Board of Governors". International Atomic Energy Agency. 24 September 2018. Retrieved 6 November 2019.
  4. ^ "State Secretary Parízek Receives designated Ambassador of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Leena Al-Hadid - News Detail - Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic". www.mzv.sk. Retrieved 24 November 2019.
  5. ^ a b "New Permanent Representative of Jordan presents credentials". www.unis.unvienna.org. United Nations Information Service. 11 September 2018. Retrieved 6 November 2019.
  6. ^ "Meet the New Ambassador of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to Austria: H.E. Mrs. Leena Al-Hadid". Vienna International News. Retrieved 24 November 2019.
  7. ^ "In Memoriam: IAEA pays tribute to Yukiya Amano - World Nuclear News". world-nuclear-news.org. Retrieved 6 November 2019.
  8. ^ "Jordan hands over chairmanship of IAEA Board of Governors to Sweden". petra.gov.jo. Jordan News Agency (Petra). Retrieved 6 November 2019.
  9. ^ "H.E. Leena Al-Hadid, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to the OSCE, with OSCE Secretary General Thomas Greminger". Vienna: OSCE Secretary General. 5 September 2018. Retrieved 17 December 2019.

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