Ms. Latifa Alshehhi

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Ms. Latifa Alshehhi

Head of Data Management
Roads and Transport Authority, UAE


Latifa Alshehhi

Head of Algorithms Development and Analysis

Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Center (FCSC)

Ministry of Cabinet affairs

Latifa is a data enthusiast, she is currently the Head of Algorithms Development and Analysis at the Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Center. As part of her responsibilities and duties, she is in charge of Digital transformation of the Statistical business, using emerging data sources and most recent data technologies. Her portfolio of work includes the UAE open data portal””, enabling statistical data exchange “Emirates Data Network”,  leading Big data projects in collaboration with the private sector in addition, enabling the Data science community in the UAE.


Prior to that, she worked as an Assistant Manager in the Emirates Islamic bank focusing on relationship management and branch operations.

She is also members in various international groups such as the Bureau of the United Nations Global Working Group of big data, member of the UAE Advisory Committee of The Hope and a member of the UAE Chapter of Singularity University and the UAE representative in the ISI committee for women in statistics.


Latifa also holds a Master’s Degree in Business Management from the Canadian University. Bachelor in Business from Zayed University Dubai. She is currently enrolled in UAE Government leadership Program and has completed many international and local courses such as Governance of Artificial Intelligence program from Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government.